AOL has announced that it is discontinuing its pioneering Instant Messenger chat platform after 20 years of service.
An article on AOL’s website posted Fridaysays AOL Instant Messenger will be discontinued on Dec. 15.
“If you were a 90’s kid, chances are there was a point in time when AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) was a hugepart of your life,” the post from Michael Albers, vice-president of communications product at Oath, starts. “You likely remember the CD, your first screenname, your carefully curated away messages, and how you organized your buddy lists.”
Albers adds: “Characters throughout pop culture from You’ve Got Mail to Sex and the Cityused AIM to help navigate their relationships.”