AOL Instant Messenger(AIM) - The Legacy.
If you are a 90’s kid, chances are that you will remember AOL Instant Messenger(AIM) as your earliest interaction to the internet. AOL Instant Messenger(AIM) was first launched in the year 1997 by Oath as a messaging platform. It was instantly recognized by the Little Yellow man logo and became popular. The AOL Instant Messenger was among the very few services available at that time which gave people a platform to talk to others online. People were more than happy with the available messaging platform and used AOL Instant Messenger(AIM) to connect with friends outside their college or school circle.
AIM to be killed in December 2017:
AOL Instant Messenger was a great product and quite famous for its Little Yellow man logo. The advances in technology over the years and coming of age social media platforms like wechat, Twitter and Facebook have changed the way people interact with each other. So when is AOL Instant Messenger/AIM is getting discontinued? After 2 long decades of services and an avid fanbase of the messaging app, Oath has decided to pull the plug on AIM. AOL Instant Messenger will shut down its services by 15 December 2017 and the parent company Oath does not seem too keen on bringing a replacement.
Why is AOL Instant Messenger or AIM shutting down?
After catering its service to the people for two long decades i.e from 1997 to 2017, AOL Instant Messenger(AIM) is all set to bid goodbye to everyone. Oath, the parent company has announced that it will be terminating its AIM services from 15 December 2017. The Instant Messenger with Little Yellow man logo was in the forefront when it began its journey in 1997, but with the coming of age social media platforms and technology changed the way people interacted. This led to a decrease in the number of users over the years and with no possible revamp in the horizon, Oath the owner company has decided to call it quits on the AOL Instant Messenger.