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About AIM

AIM is an online communication service that lets you talk with friends, family, or coworkers in real time. 

What features can I find in AIM 7.5?

  • Instant messaging (IM)
  • Voice and Video Chat
  • Email
  • Group chat
  • File transfers for pictures and documents
  • Facebook and Google chat

Who can use the AIM service?

AIM can be used by anyone (at least 13 years old) with a computer and internet connection.

What is the cost of the AIM service?

AIM is completely free!

How do I install AIM?

To download and install AIM, visit www.aim.com, click DOWNLOAD AIM, and follow the installation instructions.

What are the minimum system requirements for AIM?

  • Pentium III-equivalent processor or better
  • 128 MB of RAM (256 MB of RAM recommended for Enhanced IM features)
  • 20 MB of free hard drive space
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
  • 800x600 minimum screen resolution, 1024x768 recommended
  • Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP, or 2000 (Windows XP or later required for Video Chat)
  • Dial-up, LAN, or broadband connection

Note: Voice/Talk features require a compatible sound card, microphone and speakers. Video Chat requires a compatible sound card, microphone, speakers and webcam. To view expressions and IM history, Adobe Flash Player is required.

Can I access AIM without downloading anything?

Yes! To access AIM through your web browser, just visit aim.com and sign in. The AIM web app is free and allows you to access AIM from any capable computer with an internet connection. For more information, please see How do I start using AIM?.


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Last updated: 05-30-2012
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