A long-standing leader in the IM market, AIM was one of the first IM programs to offer features such as photo and file sharing, audio/webcam chat and IM-to-cell phone integration.
New users can receive a screenname and download AIM 7.3 for free.
With AIM 7, users can:
- send and receive IMs
- save conversations with AIM log files
- share photos and files through IM
- Sign-in to AIM with Facebook
- access Twitter, other social networks
- Connect Facebook Chat to AIM 7
- upload photos for instant IM icons
- launch voice/webcam chat
- receive messages while offline
- personalize with AIM themes
- personalize with AIM Expressions
- send free text messages
- broadcast status messages
- and, enhance the AIM experience with AIM plugins.
What Happened to AIM Chat?As a result of declined usage, AOL removed AIM Chat from the AIM client, AOL.com and AIM.com in the fall of 2010. AIM Chat is still available through AOL Desktop. Learn how to use AIM Chat with AOL Desktop with our illustrated tutorial.
- Windows 2000 or higher
- Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
- 128MB RAM/512MB for enhanced multimedia features
- Macromedia Flash
- Microphone and speakers/headset for voice/audio chat.
Broadband Internet connection is recommended for multimedia and live video chatting capabilities.