There are two types of public chat rooms: those created by AOL People Connection and those created by AOL members.


  • You can browse/search for a chat room only using the AOL software.
  • Chat rooms are used exclusively by AOL Desktop Gold users. Older versions of AOL Desktop cannot access AOL Desktop Gold chat rooms or vice versa.

Browse for a chat room

You can browse through the list of available rooms. To make your search easier, the available chat rooms are divided into different categories.

To browse for a chat room

1. Go to AOL Keyword: Chat.

2. Choose one of the categories on the left and double-click it.

3. Click one of the chat rooms on the right, and then click Go Chat.

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Search for a specific chat room

You can also search for a specific chat room by using the Chat Finder feature.

To search for a specific chat room

1. Go to AOL Keyword: Chat.

2. Type the name of the desired chat room in the search box at the top of the window.

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3. Click Search

4. From the chat rooms listed, click the chat room that you wish to enter.