— AIM (@aim) October 6, 2017
It was a good 20 years! 🙁
Jacob Kastrenakes, writing for the Verge;
It’s a sad moment: AIM, AOL’s long-running instant messenger service that was core to many people’s first social experiences on the internet, will shut down once and for all on December 15th. AOL announced the shutdown today, acknowledging that people now communicate in new ways online, so AIM is no longer needed.
AIM was my first ever messenger, I still have and using my AIM/AOL screen name up to this day.