; I’m referring to 1990s-style MSN Messenger-esque apps. But, if you’re an instant messaging fan, don’t worry. I’m sure many-a-tear was shed in October 2017 when AOL announced its famed Instant Messenger app would shut down for good at the end of the year.At the time of writing, the app has 30 million users and deals with 17 billion messages per month. It was arguably the first app to offer real-time chat for individual user accounts that was focused on one-on-one conversations, helping to finally move people away from IRC.
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And finally, it offers group chats based around a certain topic.
This lets you follow sporting events, concerts, and other public gatherings in real-time with like-minded people.
Another app that’s been around for a long time but that’s still going strong is Yahoo Messenger.
It debuted in 1998 as Yahoo Pager but quickly rebranded to its current name in 1999.