AIM vs Yahoo Messenger


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AIM
Chat with friends, or collaborate on a project — AIM gives you a simple, fun way to talk and share with the groups of people that matter to you most. Share your favorite videos, pictures, tweets and more.
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Yahoo Messenger
Yahoo! Messenger is an instant messaging client and associated protocol provided by Yahoo!. Yahoo! Messenger offers PC-PC, PC-Phone and Phone-to-PC service, file transfers, webcam hosting, text messaging service, and chat rooms in various categories.
Comparing AIM vs Yahoo Messenger is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like AIM has more user-friendly interface than Yahoo Messenger because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Yahoo Messenger is more popular than AIM

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Instant Messenger AIM is shutting down (in 2017)
- Yahoo Messenger becomes a mobile messenger (in 2015)
- Yahoo Messenger for Vista reaches new speeds (in 2008)
- Yahoo Messenger is now Webware (in 2007)
- Yahoo released Yahoo Messenger 8.1 (in 2006)
- Yahoo! MSN adds Mac IM interoperability (in 2006)
- Microsoft and Yahoo IM services to become interoperational (in 2006)
- Yahoo Messenger gets plug-ins (in 2006)
- Yahoo and Microsoft IM: Can we talk? (in 2005)
- Yahoo to Trillian: Talk to the hand (in 2004)

Looks like Yahoo Messenger was recently more active than AIM (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which AIM and Yahoo Messenger meet head to head:

2004 - Yahoo mulls new features for Messenger to take on AIM

 Yahoo is gauging demand for new instant messaging features that would allow people to listen to music while chatting, or manage a single address book from IM. In the past week, Yahoo started issuing surveys to select visitors of its Web network, questioning them on their preferences for potential features on Yahoo Messenger, the company's popular instant chat application. Fresh features could include games, friend icons, avatars or stealth-mode capabilities within Yahoo Messenger. Another enhancement includes letting IM users listen to music from the application and share information about their music tastes. Yahoo outlined nine new features for IM. Apart from the online music feature, Yahoo is exploring adding new emoticons to Messenger, as well as avatars or audibles. Avators would let people create a customizable character to display in the IM window with which it could express moods during chat. Similarly, audibles are small animations with sound that people can use to express themselves.