IM Forwarding is an easy way to continue receiving instant messages (IMs) when you're away from your computer. It automatically forwards IMs to your mobile device as text messages. It also puts a blue mobile icon next to your Username in your friends' Buddy Lists.
To set up IM Forwarding, visit IM Forwarding and click Register/ Manage your mobile device.
Note: With IM Forwarding, you cannot initiate a new IM conversation. For that, you need to install an AIM Mobile app on your device. Interested? If so, please visit AIM.com and look for your device along the bottom of the page. For example, AIM for iPhone, AIM for iPad, or AIM for Android.
To learn more about IM Forwarding options, click to expand the headings below.
Does my wireless carrier support IM Forwarding?
As long as your carrier supports two-way IMing, you can reply to IMs the same way you'd reply to a text. Type your reply on your mobile phone and send it. Below is a list of carriers that support receiving and replying to IMs:
Charges: While AOL won't charge you a penny, mobile service providers may charge to deliver texts to a mobile device. Check your provider's plan for details.
About IM Forwarding From Mobile Devices
If you register for IM Forwarding, it will be activated only after you sign out of AIM from all other devices.
To force other sessions to disconnect:
How do I set up IM Forwarding in AIM?
Receive Instant Messages (IMs) from your contacts even when you aren't signed in to AIM. Register your mobile device and start receiving IMs now.
Set up IM Forwarding from AIM.com:
Note: You can stop receiving IMs to your mobile device at any time by unchecking Forward IMs to my phone in the mobile settings page.
Set up IM Forwarding in AIM 8:
Note: You can stop receiving IMs to your mobile device at any time by unchecking Enable IM Forwarding Text Messaging settings page.
Set up IM Forwarding in AIM 7:
Note: You can stop getting IMs to your mobile device at any time by Unchecking Forward IMs to my phone in the mobile settings page.
Set up IM Forwarding via Text Message
To enable IM Forwarding via text message, text the word ONALL to 265019.
Stop IM Forwarding and Blocking users
Delete your Mobile Device from AIM Text Messaging
Your mobile device is now no longer connected to AIM.
Stop IM Forwarding via Text Message
To stop IM Forwarding to your mobile device via text message, text the word STOPALL to 265022. To complete the process, vist AIM.com to block all future text messages from AOL.
Block an individual user from sending you IMs as text messages
To block an individual sender only, reply to the text message with the word BLOCK. Messages from this user will no longer be sent to your mobile device as a text message.
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|Last updated: 06-20-2014|
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