The pioneering chat app that taught us to text is pulling the plug, yes, of course, I am talking about the AOL Instant Messenger, which has recently decided to close all its door. Yes, finally AOL Instant Messenger is simply shutting down all its doors after 20 years.
Finally, AOL Instant Messenger Is Shutting Down After 20 Years
The pioneering chat app that taught us to text is pulling the plug, yes, of course, I am talking about the AOL Instant Messenger, which has recently decided that enough is enough. As 20 years later, it decides to close its doors giving way to the new generations.
As we told already that the chat app, AOL Instant Messenger was the leader in the United States at the beginning of the century, and now, after 20 years of life, it gives up the struggle with WhatsApp, Facebook messenger, and other current leaders.
In its help page, it appreciates the support of its many followers, and promises that they will continue to work to be present in the next generation of flagship brands and products, but it does not make sense to continue with the same line of business, Windows, iOS, and Android, as well as its support.
In time they managed to compete with ICQ, Yahoo chat, and MSN, but have not managed to maintain the significant presence in the mobile world.
However, users will be able to download the images they uploaded until December 15, but it will not be possible to export the contact list.
As AIM still has millions of users, but it is a very big cost to maintain the structure, so, without any doubt, it has been a smart decision.
Who knows, may it is possible that in 15 years WhatsApp also may go through the same process, and we will all remember it with nostalgia as we communicate with virtual reality lenses implanted in the retina.
So, what do you think about this farewell? Simply share your views and thoughts in the comment section below.