Brave yourselves! AOL (AIM) instant messenger will be no more from December 15 as Oath officially announced the sad news today. By the way, Oath is a Verizon subsidiary that holds the operation of Yahoo and AOL.
Meanwhile, AIM is still alive and active but will soon go off. However, AIM started out as the built-in chat app inside America online’s desktop client. It took of in United States in 1997. So, AIM live until the age of 20 years and now, it’s time for it to leave.
Yahoo messenger is likely candidate for that role when Oath hasn’t revealed plan to replace AIM with anything else.