AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) is a instant messaging and presence computer program which uses the proprietary OSCAR instant messaging protocol and the TOC protocol to allow registered users to communicate in real time. It was released by AOL in May 1997. Stand-alone official AIM client software includes advertisements and is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Mac OS X, and Linux. The software, maintained by AOL, LLC, has a large share of the instant messaging market, especially in the United States (with 52% of the total reported as of 2006).
AIM service is a free online service that lets you communicate with family, friends and co-workers in real time. Using the AIM Buddy List feature you can see when your buddies are online and available to instant message. The newest version of AIM lets you to take instant messaging to the next level! With Video IM, Screen Name Linking, AIM Games and Mobile IM, instant messaging has become more fun than ever!
FEATURED HIGHLIGHTS: Lifestream - Keep Tabs On Your Buddies
The new Lifestream feature lets you stay on top of what your AIM Buddies are doing by allowing you to add a variety of accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Get status updates from your AIM Buddies, post photos and leave comments to stay connected.
Comments - Post Real Time Comments
Leave comments for your friends instantly. When you leave a comment on a friends AIM Lifestream, the comment will post back to Facebook, Twitter and others.
A Fresh Look and Feel - Change Up Your Color Theme
The new AIM offers tons of new color schemes to choose from, as well as a redesigned user interface that allows you to view Buddy Icons and status messages more clearly.
Mobile - AIM On the Go
AIM is available on most Mobile phones. Get the newest version of AIM on your iPhone, Blackberry or Windows Mobile.
Faster and Lighter Performance - Weve Stepped It Up a Notch
This new version of AIM will run faster and use less of your PCs resources.
Buddy Icon Cropper - Upload a Picture Instantly
Its easier than ever to change up your Buddy Icons by uploading a picture off of your PC, creating your own avatar or browsing through our Expressions library.
Combine all your social networks into one big Lifestream: * Chat with your AIM Buddies and Facebook friends.
* Get your updates from Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and more.
* Comment, like and update your Facebook, Twitter and Myspace status right from AIM.
* Upload and crop your picture to create a cool buddy icon, or change your color scheme to style your Buddy List.
* Available on Windows, Mac, Mobile and the Web.
* No AIM account? No worries, simply sign in with your Facebook Login.