Yahoo! Instant Messenger
YIM, short for Yahoo! Instant Messenger, was a popular chat platform that started in 1998 and ended in 2012. It was a competitor to AIM and provided similar services like messaging, chatrooms, and file transfer capabilities.
The service was initially launched under the name “Yahoo! Pager” and included a chatroom feature known as “Yahoo! Chat”. Over time, the platform underwent a few name changes and finally settled on “Yahoo! Messenger”, which was commonly referred to as YIM.
Mostly, it’s the millenials who used YIM back in the 1990s and 2000s that still refer to it. The use of the term today is often nostalgic, reminiscing about the past and the early days of online messaging.
Example for using ‘YIM’ in a conversation
Hey, do you remember using YIM back in the day? 😄
Of course! YIM was the best! 🙌
I know right? Those late-night chats and chatrooms were so much fun! 😂
Absolutely! It’s crazy how much has changed since then. 📅
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