AIM will now sync all the messages sent and received across various devices
AOL is giving its AIM instant-messaging software a new makeover in a bid to halt its users from shifting to other online messaging services.
reasercher ComScore estimates that AIM had 4.9 million visitors last month, down by 65% from a year ago.
Among AIM’s new features would be the ability to view web-based photos and videos within a chat window. It will also now sync all the messages sent and received across various devices used to access the service.
Its "Buddy List" feature would be reorganized on the basis of how recently a user chats with them.
Jason Shellen head of AIM products AOL said the new software is "less instant, more message." He added, "If we left AIM alone, it would keep tapering off as is."
The new AIM is available as a web client or a free download for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.