Question: When did AOL Instant Messenger first come out?

When launched in 1997, AIM was a staple of personal computers. Created as an extension of AOLs desktop software, the instant messaging client helped to revolutionize the way people interact online.

When did Instant Messenger start?

1971 IM was invented in 1971 as a chat function on a government computer network. American computer scientist Murray Turoff created IM as part of the Emergency Management Information Systems and Reference Index (EMISARI) for the Office of Emergency Preparedness.

Was there Aim around in 1994?

The creation of AIM came from from the idea of creating a buddy list by Appelman in 1994. AIM is revolutionary, then and now. It took instant messaging and turned it into something everyone could use.

What was before AOL Instant Messenger?

ICQ. Back in 1996, ICQ became the first instant messaging service to be embraced by users from all over the world. It was eventually acquired by AOL in 1998 and peaked at more than 100 million registered users. ​ICQ is still around today, updated for modern-day messaging on all platforms.

Is there still AOL Instant Messenger?

The pioneering chat app that taught us to text is pulling the plug. On December 15th, AOL Instant Messenger will shut down after running since 1997. Now AIMs official MacOS, Windows, iOS and Android apps are being pulled off life support.

Does AIM Mail still exist?

On December 15, 2017, AIM was discontinued. While AIM the instant messaging platform is no longer around, AOLs mail service, sometimes called AIM Mail but officially called AOL Mail, is alive and well. You can login to AIM Mail here using your old AIM username or full AOL email address.

Why did they get rid of AIM messenger?

When launched in 1997, AIM was a staple of personal computers. Created as an extension of AOLs desktop software, the instant messaging client helped to revolutionize the way people interact online. AOL only officially shut down the service late last year, citing a cultural shift in the way people communicate.

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