Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Dec 2017 19:01 UTC
Internet & Networking

As of December 15, 2017, AOL Instant Messenger products and services will be shut down and will no longer work.If you are an AOL member, AOL products and services​ ​like AO​​L Mail, AOL Desktop Gold an​d Member​ Subscriptions will not be affected.​

Many Americans have memories of AOL Instant Messenger I'm sure - probably memories of talking to your crush late at night, or planning evenings out drinking with friends. Here in The Netherlands we used MSN Messenger - I have those same memories, just from a different client. AOL, ICQ and MSN have long been replaced by WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and iMessage, but I'm sure teens of today still use them for the same thing.

Permalink for comment 652116
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Don't forget
by Poseidon on Sun 17th Dec 2017 10:18 UTC
Poseidon
Member since:
2009-10-31

Don't forget about Snapchat, Skype and the slew of other country specific ones ( I can't remember at the moment).

The international ones are usually the ones that are missed the most, but ICQ was... meh. A lot of people during that time ventured into the more international IRC and message boards, however, I can see how many people that were not that tech savvy would stick to the more popular one in USA.

Reply Score: 2