- Instant Messenger to be discontinued in two months, AOL says
- Parent company says ‘the way we communicate has profoundly changed’
AOL announced Friday that it was discontinuing its pioneering Instant Messenger chat platform after 20 years of service.
An article on AOL’s website on Friday said AOL Instant Messenger will be discontinued on 15 December. The program will still function until then but after that, users won’t be able to sign in and all data will be deleted. AOL says people with an aim.com email address will still be able to use it.