Discontinuation of AOL Instant Messenger for BlackBerry smartphones


As of October 28, 2011, BlackBerry® smartphone users will not be able to download or use AOL® Instant Messenger™ for BlackBerry smartphones, developed by Research In Motion®.

BlackBerry smartphone users of AOL Instant Messenger will receive the following message when launching the application:

Beginning October 28, 2011, the AOL® Instant Messenger™ (AIM) for BlackBerry® smartphones application which you may currently be using is being discontinued and will no longer be supported. You may continue to access the AIM service for your BlackBerry smartphone through a new AIM for BlackBerry® application built by AOL, which includes new capabilities such as letting you stay connected with your AIM Buddies and Facebook Chat friends while on the go.

To update to AIM for BlackBerry® built by AOL, please visit:http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/13833 and follow the on-screen instructions. To remove your current version of the AOL Instant Messenger for BlackBerry application, please refer to the support article at http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/KB26171

Please remember to install the new AIM for BlackBerry® application built by AOL before October 28, 2011 in order to continue sending and receiving instant messages on your BlackBerry smartphone. Via – KB26171