AIM has been my my messenger of choice for nearly 20 years, and the mobile version has been equally effective and reliable. I don't question if it is going to stop working at a random basis, and the app itself has been stable and consistent in my experience. Some people think about going back to it, but I never thought to leave, these pastures are pretty green from where I'm sitting.
This last update which took away the general status feed really ruined the app for me. The status feed brought a sense of openness and community which was the whole aim of AIM and now the app feels really closed off and isolated to me. It's these unwarranted and shortsighted changes that are preventing AIM from getting back to its former glory.
Undownload and use LINE instead The app is severely lacking since the update taking away the stream. There is an amazing FREE app called LINE it allows messaging and a stream to post on. I say make the switch. Also it is available to those outside of the US mobile unlike the change aim id soon making.
Everyone is hating the new style of AIM. They all want the style you had for 7.5. I know you're growing, but with this 8.0 style, no one is going to use AIM anymore. ALOT of people who I know are now going to an messaging app called LINE where THERE IS a lifestream and everything else JUST LIKE THE 7.5 AIM gave us, and a whole lot more. I'm not just talking about AIM on mobile, but I'm ALSO talking about AIM on the desktop. AIM just sucks now and now I'm just gonna stick with this other messaging app because it's ALOT like the 7.5 AIM. If you'd like your AIM users to come back, you're gonna have to give the users what they want. If not, then what's the point of having AIM where no one is going to use?
Honestly, I'm highly pissed off. I have been using aim since dial up AOL in the early 2000's. How dare you take away the status stream. Clearly, you are going to lose a LOT of customers. Have fun with that. Also, either reply with a genuine comment or not at all. I don't think wanna ready your copy and paste bullshit.
It's a horrible update, and thus far is going the way it did when you changed the chat format. What I personally find worse, is you lack the basic dignity to even connect with your customer base. I scrolled through every review that's come in since the update, and thus far I've see the same copy and paste bullshit over and over. I get you have less money due to less traffic on your site, but is it really worth alienating an entire customer base? Whatever, if you're gonna cut the updates, I hope you use whatever money you save from that to get someone who can write a sincere reply to a customer.
- Bug fixes and improvements
- Removed unsupported social updates