AOL Instant Messenger to shut down after 20 years


AOL Instant Messenger’s parent company announced that the Messenger app is going to shut down completely on December 15. This app is one of the most popular chat app in the early days of digital socialising which comes to an end. The app was launched in the year 1997 and after 20 years of its successful journey, it is going to be shut down by the parent company.

As we all know that, there are numerous chat apps available in the market such as Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp and plenty of such other apps which have conquered the entire social world with their amazing user interface. AOL seems to have no any replacement which is finally going to end its service completely from the digital world.

On the official AIM help page, AOL has wrote, “We know there are so many loyal fans who have used AIM for decades; and we loved working and building the first chat app of its kind since 1997, our focus will always be on providing the kind of innovative experiences consumers want. We’re more excited than ever to focus on building the next generation of iconic brands and life-changing products.”

AIM has also shared a tweet regarding this and announced that, “All good things come to an end. On Dec 15, we’ll bid farewell to AIM. Thank you to all our users! #AIMemories” You can find out the official tweet from here.

If you’ve been using the AOL Messenger for a long time and looking for your data to backed up, you will be able to download all the images which are shared from the app till December 15th. Unfortunately, there is no way to get your friends list back from the AOL Messenger. So you will lose a lot of things once the AOL Instant Messenger is shut down. So make your way if you are using this app on a regular basis as there are a number of different types of apps available in the market for all the smartphone platforms.

There are many reasons why the AIM is shutting down this app completely. One of the biggest reasons is tough competition in the digital market. We all know that there are hundreds of amazing apps available in the market which offer more services and features to all the users. AOL doesn’t have any updates on the features and its user interface which slows down the number of its users. This results in the final shut down of this app.

In order to interact with other people and your friends and family members, technology brings a variety of environments in terms of various apps. Well you can choose the right app to make your communication more easier than ever. There are new highly advanced smartphones coming everyday in the technology market which makes your life more easier.

Many people have not tried using this app ever which means they all have been using a different chat app on their phones which doesn’t make any difference to them. As technology and its inventions expand, the future of digital world looks very bright. We would get to see hundreds of more such apps for our smartphones in the coming days.

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