Aol Instant Messenger is another of the popular instant messaging clients
Which allows you to chat to other people via your computer in real time. Aol messenger has a large following, and what initially was a chat tool only for AOL members is now free to be used by everyone.
The Latest version of Aol chat is version 6.1 at the present time. Before downloading Aol instant messenger make sure your pc is above the following recommended specification.Windows XP, 2000 or Vista and has a minimum of 128mb of ram Aol Messenger can be downloaded from www.aol.com
Aol messenger also allows audio chatting, for this you and other party you are chatting too will need, a pc with a sound card, speakers or headphones, and a microphone.
A relatively fast internet connection, around 512k or above, otherwise the audio Aol chat will be quite scratchy and may be difficult to understand the other party. Aol messenger also has many other functions built in such as..
where you can create a cartoon icon of yourself, which will be seen by anyone chatting to you with Aol messenger .
Buddy Info Images
Add Images of your friends and family
This neat little feature with Aol messenger it allows you to still send messages if the other party is not online, the message will then be visible when they next login. Of course if a message is sent to you while offline you will also be able to view it the next time you login.
Aol messenger allows you to share images very simply, just drag and drop using the later version of Aol instant messenger
Aol messenger now has the facility of active wall papers, watch what happens, lots to choose from.
There are many more features with AIM or Aol messenger , but on the whole when comparing to MSN messenger , Yahoo Messenger the differences are small, and each instant messaging software has pretty much the same features, some people are just more comfortable using different software
Some people run more than one client, this way they can easily chat to contacts using any type of chatting software.
Aol messenger seems as though its been around forever, it has come along in leaps and bounds over the years, and deserves its place amongst the best instant messaging software, its ease of use and number of free features together make it a nice professional piece of software.
Be sure to checkout our other articles on MSN and Yahoo instant messenger
AOL Instant Messenger comments
comment: Sun 25th July
Does anyone still use AOL messenger? Last I heard they still had no cross platform compatibility with Yahoo or MSN