AIM vs ICQ


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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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ICQ
ICQ is an instant messaging computer program. ICQ features include sending text messages, offline support, multi-user chats, free daily-limited SMS sending, resumable file transfers, greeting cards, multiplayer games and a searchable user directory. ICQ alternatives for business are: Slack, Hipachat, Microsoft Teams
Comparing AIM vs ICQ 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 ICQ has more user-friendly interface than AIM 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 ICQ is more popular than AIM

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

- Instant Messenger AIM is shutting down (in 2017)
- Soashable clones Meebo, adds open source (in 2008)
- ICQ to ping application developers (in 2004)
- ICQ gets back to basics (in 2002)
- AOL adds file sharing to ICQ (in 2001)
- Is the ICQ experiment working? (in 2001)
- AOL launches beta for voice-enabled messenger (in 1999)
- ICQ gets vocal with telephony (in 1999)
- AOL sharpens ICQ ambitions (in 1999)
- MSN's Messenger late to the party (in 1999)

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

2017 - Instant Messenger AIM is shutting down. Your move, ICQ !


The vet instant messenger AIM will shut down on December after running for 20 years since 1997. AIM dominated online chat in at the turn of the century. It battled for supremacy with competitors like ICQ, and messengers from Yahoo and Microsoft MSN. But eventually text messaging, Google’s GChat and Facebook took over, while AIM never fully figured out the shift to mobile.