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After 20 Years, AOL Instant Messenger Is Shutting down!


On December 15th, the pioneers of AOL Instant Messenger will shut down its services,  they have been around since 1997. It seems like all good things come to an end, AOL is giving up because social apps like Facebook and WhatsApp having dominated the chat industry with no planned replacement.
“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” AOL wrote on the AIM help page. “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.”