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AOL Instant Messenger to be discontinued in December

AOL Instant Messenger to be discontinued in December”

AOL Instant Messenger, a popular form of communication in the early days of the internet, goes dark on December 15, AOL, now a unit of Verizon's Oath, said on Friday.

"All good things come to an end".

The company announced today that it's shutting down the services because, frankly, there are better options out there.

"Thank you to all of our AIM users", the company said.

"From setting the flawless away message to that familiar ring of an incoming chat, AIM will always have a special place in our hearts", AOL wrote to users in the email.

Oath - the new Verizon company that includes AOL, Yahoo, and yes, Engadget - isn't saying what, exactly, will be replacing AIM.

If you were a '90s kid, chances are there was a point in time when AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) was a huge part of your life. "As a result we've made the decision that we will be discontinuing AIM effective December 15, 2017". "From setting the flawless away message to that familiar ring of an incoming chat, AIM will always have a special plaice in our hearts". "Love you and miss you", Ted Leonsis wrote to his wife, according to the report.



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