How do I send instant messages with AIM?

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How do I send instant messages with AIM?

You want to send an IM? Ok, we can help you with that! Here are your options:

IM a buddy on your Buddy List

1. Double-click a buddy's Username in your Buddy List. If your buddy is online, your buddy's Username will appear in the group you added it to. If your buddy is offline, your buddy's name will show up in the Offline group.




2. Type a message in the text box, and then click Send.



Awesome! You just sent your first IM!


IM a buddy who is not on your Buddy List

1. At the top of your Buddy List, click Options or Menu (depending on which version of AIM you're using) and then click New IM.




2. Type your buddy's Username in the To box.



Note: Verify whether your buddy is online by clicking inside the text box (where you type the text message). You can send offline IMs only to buddies who have enabled the offline IMs feature. To know how to enable this feature, read our online help article Turn off or turn on offline IMs in the AIM software.

3. Type your message in the text box, and click Send.


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Last updated: 04-12-2011
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