AIM will be discontinued on December 15, 2017 – AOL Help

As of December 15, 2017, AOL Instant Messenger products and services will be shut down and will no longer work.

For 20 years, AOL Instant Messenger has been a challenger in the chat client software arena.  The service has had it’s share of good times and bad times, however, it has stuck around for quite a while showing that there were many people who still enjoyed to chat using an interface that was simple and easy to use.  Say what you will about AOL and it’s long history of ups and downs, but AOL was a powerhouse back in the 1990s, and the fact that this client has lasted so long only goes to show that there were many who became loyal to this brand over the years.

For those of you who might be users of this popular software, or have family members (perhaps a grandparent) who are using it, be warned that you will lose access to your chat history on December 15 of 2017.  Until that time, the link below will provide information on how to save your chat history should you wish to do that. Not many people care about keeping their chat history since much of it is garbage anyway, but if you are one who likes to keep everything for posterity’s sake, then you will want to take advantage of this as soon as possible as we are quickly approaching the deadline.

Read more about the shutdown of AIM and what it means for you.

Source: AIM will be discontinued on December 15, 2017 – AOL Help


AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down after 20 years


Author: Phil

Phil Williams is an engineer with around 20 years of information technology industry experience with past focus areas in security, performance, and compliance monitoring and reporting. Phil is a husband, father of 6 children, and an avid geek who loves building computers, gaming, and gadgets. He has an undergraduate degree in general IT sciences and has worked with the US Government as a contractor for over 20 years. He is now in a security solutions advisory role for a large vendor supporting commercial and enterprise customers.

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