Instant Messenger a chat platform will be discontinued by AOL after 20 years of service. How ever Users can still use the program until December 15. AOL says it’s shutting down the program because its focus is “on building the next generation of iconic brands and life-changing products.” After that date December 15. users won’t be able to sign in.
AOL Instant Messenger was wildly popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s and claimed more than 100 million registered users in 2001. Its popularity as a communication tool waned amid the rise of text messaging, Google Chat and social networking site