Contrary to Tuesday’s report suggesting that the future of AIM doesn’t look very promising, PCWorld has learned that those claims were greatly exaggerated. Speaking with Computerworld, an AOL spokeswoman confirmed that AIM isn’t going anywhere just yet.
“We are not killing instant messenger,” an AOL spokeswoman said to Computerworld late Wednesday afternoon. “We’ll continue to support it and evolve the product.”
It remains true, however, that AOL has laid off about 40 employees primarily tasked with working on AOL’s instant messaging service, including project head Jason Shellen. But, AIM is here to stay. And that’s good news for Mac, iPhone, and iPad users.