Surely many people have heard of the AIM messenger. Some of those who began to surf the Internet back in the 90's, even managed to try it out as one of the main ways to communicate with loved ones. However, with the development of technology, the era of AIM has come to an end. The once popular messenger will cease to exist before the end of the year. You can say goodbye to it until December 15.The shutdown of AIM was quite expected. The first alarming signal was the termination of support for third-party chat clients, starting in March of this year. Although for many people at that time it was already obvious that it would be impossible to compete with such giants as Skype, WhatsApp, Viber and others. Now it has become known that almost 20 years after its launch, on December 15, 2017, the doors of AIM will be closed forever. Nevertheless, representatives of AOL assure that all those who managed to register e-mail @aim.com, will be able to continue to use it further. Recall that AIM was the first of the successful messengers. It was quite widespread by the end of the 1990s, and it also stayed afloat for a while at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It is worth noting that in 1998, a year after the creation of AIM, the company AOL bought another messenger - ICQ, which proved more popular in our country, but then, in 2010, sold it to Digital Sky Technologies, now part of the Mail.Ru Group.