Here’s some good nostalgia for folks. Remember AOL Instant Messenger? The AIM platform was up against MSN Messenger and Yahoo Messenger back in the day. Well as of yesterday, AOL has publicly declared that it will be shutting down AOL Instant Messenger later this year.
I used AIM along with many of my friends so we could communicate after school and just talk about anything or help each other out with homework. Just about everyone at some point was using AIM or the other IM platforms and it was, at that time, a way for people to communicate all over the world.
VP of Communications Product at Oath, Micheal Albers sends us off with a farewell and why AIM is going to be shutting down.
AIM tapped into new digital technologies and ignited a cultural shift, but the way in which we communicate with each other has profoundly changed. As a result we’ve made the decision that we will be discontinuing AIM effective December 15, 2017.
It was only a matter of time before AIM shut down. It was ported over to iOS and Android, but the fact that it took this long to shut down is funny considering MSN Messenger shut down back in 2014 and Yahoo Messenger shut down last year.
Even though AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down, it was a good run despite social media and text messaging taking over IM. Will AIM be missed? Maybe by those of us who used it back in the day. What do you guys think about AOL shutting down its messenger? Let us know by leaving your comments down below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: AOL