How do I appear invisible on AIM?

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How do I appear invisible on AIM?

With the AIM software, you can make your Username appear invisible to all your buddies while you are online.

Notes:

  • AOL screen name is now called AOL Username.
  • 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.

How to

Make your Username invisible

Start the AIM software, and then sign on with your Username and password. On the Buddy List window, click the drop-down menu next to the status message bar, and then click Invisible (Appear Offline).

You'll see a closed eyeball icon ( ) next to the status message bar.

Note: You can also appear invisible by selecting the box next to Sign in as invisible on the AIM sign on screen.

Make your Username visible

Start the AIM software, and then sign on with your Username and password. On the AIM Buddy List window, click the drop-down menu below the status message bar, and then click Available.

You'll see a green icon ( ) next to the status message bar.

Note: You can also appear visible by clearing the check box next to Sign in as invisible on the AIM sign on screen.

Did you know?

  • You can send IMs even when you are invisible.
  • You can use a keyboard shortcut (Hot Key) to become visible or invisible. Just hold down the Ctrl + Shift keys, and then tap the I key on your keyboard.

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Last updated: 12-01-2011
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