Its main competitors during its heyday were ICQ, Yahoo! AOL particularly had a rivalry or 'chat war' with rival Microsoft starting in 1999.There were several attempts from Microsoft to simultaneously log into their own and AIM's protocol servers.
We recommend that you uninstall the old version of AIM from your computer before downloading the new version using the links above.
If you are logging in to AIM 7.5 or an earlier version and see an error message like the one below, this is an indicator that you must upgrade to the latest version of AIM to continue using the service.
AIM's popularity declined steeply at the end of the decade, and its fall has often been compared with other once-popular internet services such as My Space.
This does not include other instant messaging software related to or developed by AOL, such as ICQ and i Chat.
It allows you to keep in touch with many people through text, video and multimedia chat.
Sure it ran alright, but it was still in need of an overhaul after many pit stops.
If your friend is already in your contact list you can look for her or him in the search field above your recent chats.
Type in your friend’s name or username (which might be an email address).
You may have received an Instant Message informing you of the required upgrade.
Updated March 2nd, 2017To our loyal AIM users - Many of you have expressed concerns with recent changes to AIM status updates.
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