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Say your farewell to AIM forever


It’s a miserable moment: AIM, AOL’s long-running instant messaging service that was center to many individuals’ first social encounters on the web, will close down for the final time on December 15th. AOL declared the shutdown, recognizing that individuals now communicate in new ways on the web, so AIM is never again required.

“AIM tapped into new digital technologies and ignited a cultural shift, but the way in which we communicate with each other has profoundly changed,” writes Michael Albers, communications products VP at Oath (the Verizon behemoth that consumed AOL).

AOL terminated access to AIM from third party chat customers back in March, implying at this inevitable shutdown. It’s difficult to envision that many individuals are as yet utilizing AIM so its closure will not probably have an enormous effect.

AIM was one of the pioneer messaging apps in the 2000’s

AIM was one of the first and best messaging application, broadly utilized as a part of the late ’90s and even all through the 2000s.

Be that as it may, with the multiplication of cell phones, everything has changed. Text messaging has assumed control for desktop texting applications, and progressively, we’re seeing other social applications, as Snapchat and Instagram, assume control for those in certain ways. For straight texting, Facebook likewise makes things substantially simpler, since you’re as of now associated with everybody you know and can simply start up a talk without trading arcane things like screen names. Indeed, Facebook has numerous billion-users messaging platforms now, Messenger and WhatsApp.

Other exemplary messaging applications have closed down as of late, as well. MSN Messenger close down in 2014, and Yahoo Messenger close down a year ago (in spite of the fact that Yahoo additionally launched another messaging app under a similar name). It wouldn’t have been long before AIM went along with them, yet there’s still some wistfulness in observing it go.

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