AOL Instant Messenger

Keeping in contact is now even easier… AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) makes it easy to stay in touch with friends – wherever they are in the world.
And the best bit? It's completely free!

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Send Instant Messages, emails and text messages. Share photos and pictures. Enjoy live conversations online and in real time. Whatever your message, AIM helps you get it across in style. And with the latest version of AIM, there's now even more you can do:

  • Add up to 500 of your friends and contacts to your Buddy List
  • Organise your chats with tabbed Instant Messaging
  • Stay in touch with the Universal Address Book
  • Look your buddies in the eye with crystal clear Video Chat

Find out what you're missing - join over 100 million AIM users worldwide.
You don't need to be an AOL member - simply sign up for a screen name.

Already an AIM user?

Here's what you'll need:

System Requirements:

  • Windows: Windows XP and XP 64 Bit
  • IE 6.0
  • 128MB RAM
  • Macromedia Flash
  • Microphone/Speaker/Camera or Headset for Talk/Video functionality

If you do not meet the minimum requirements please download AIM 5.5 or use AIM Express if you want to start chatting instantly.

Using a screen reader?

New AIM is not yet recommended for JAWS or Window-Eyes screen readers. Please download AIM 5.5.

Profiles from older versions of AIM up to 5.5 are no longer available from within new AIM. To create a new profile, visit our new Member Directory, where you can also search for users and profiles.
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AIM Express lets you talk online and in real-time with friends and family using just a web browser!