AOL Instant Messenger signing off for good

Published: Oct. 6, 2017 at 9:44 AM CDT
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AOL Instant Messenger is signing off for good.

Those of us who came of age in the late nineties and early oughts fondly remember the instant messaging service that was a precursor to Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, and the countless apps we use to communicate with each other.

We managed our buddy lists and did a lot of lol-ing.

On Friday, AOL's VP of Communications Product at Oath announced that the company would put AIM to rest on Dec. 15, 2017, 20 years after the service was born in 1997.

"We are more excited than ever to continue building the next generation of iconic brands and life-changing products for users around the world," reads a statement from Michael Albers.