How do I select my away message on AIM?

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How do I select my away message on AIM?

Away Messages tell your buddies that you are currently away from your computer and unavailable for conversation. When you have your away message on, your buddies will see a yellow notepad icon next to your Username on their Buddy List®. If you haven't yet created an away message, read our online help article Create Away Messages in the AIM software, and then follow the instructions given below to select your away message.

Note: The instructions given below are applicable only for AIM® 7.0 and above. If you do not have AIM 7.0 or above installed on your computer, read our online help article Download and install the AIM software to know how to install the latest version of AIM.

To select your away message
At the top of your Buddy List, next to your Username, click the drop-down menu, click to select Saved Away Message, and then click the desired away message.

Note: AOL screen name is now called AOL Username.

Note: For questions related to Away Messages, read our online help article FAQs on Away Messages in the AIM software.

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Last updated: 02-02-2012
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