Even though you probably haven’t used AOL Instant Messenger in years, we’re still sad to report that AIM is shutting down for good — taking a piece of your youth with it!
Because the legendary chat service that was wildly popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s can no longer sustain itself, the company announced it will be obsolete come December 15. 🙁
America Online said in a statement to its users:
“We loved working on AIM for you. From setting the perfect away message to that familiar ring of an incoming chat, AIM will always have a special place in our hearts.”
RIP AIM. honor this somber day by opening a door and shutting it and opening it again and shutting it till your crush pays attention to you
— Julia Reinstein (@juliareinstein) October 6, 2017
Tfw your crush signed on to AIM and you heard the door opening noise 👀👀👀👀👀
— nuanced opinion guy (@charles_kinbote) October 6, 2017
~*~*dOn’t CRy bECausE iT’s over, SMiLe bEcaUSe it haPpeNEd*~*~
“Do you have AIM?”
“What’s your screen name?”
“Oh I’m never on it”
This is how you knew she didn’t like you. 🙁
— Greg (@gwiss) October 6, 2017
AIM away messages were the first “sub tweet” tbh
— diana (@takeDianasbra) October 6, 2017
All my away messages were an artistic expression of passive-aggressive angst.
With that said, G2G!