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Can I use hyperlinks in chat rooms?

Hyperlinks (blue, underlined text) are links that can take you directly to AOL or to web sites and other online content. Users with AOL 4.0 and above can send and receive hyperlinks in chat. All users, however, are blocked by default from sending and receiving hyperlinks in chat rooms.

If you want to send and receive hyperlinks, you need to:

  1. Go to or sign on to AOL and visit AOL Keyword: Parental Controls.
  2. Click on the screen name for whom you are setting the chat controls.
  3. Click the Edit Chat Control button.
  4. Click the box labelled Block viewing and exchanging hyperlinks in chat rooms (the tick should disappear).
  5. Click Save.