Whether you want to talk about cars, food, or health, AOL Chat is a great place to connect with people from all over the globe. Enjoy using one of the rooms created by us, AOL People Connection or browse rooms created by fellow AOL members.

Join 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.

Browse for a room

1. Log in to AOL Desktop Gold.
2. Click the AOL Chat icon Image of the chat icon..
3. Click the 'Created by People Connection' tab to join a room created by AOL or click 'Created by AOL Members' tab to join a room created by AOL members.
4. Click one of the categories on the left.
5. Double-click a room to join.

Search for a specific chat room

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

1. Click the AOL Chat icon Image of the chat icon..
2. Type the name of the desired chat room in the search box at the top of the window.
3. Click Search.
4. From the chat rooms listed, click the chat room that you wish to enter.

Start your own member or private chat

Member chats are searchable and open to other members. Private chats are not listed in the directory and members will need to know the exact name of your room to join.

1. Log in to AOL Desktop Gold.
2. Click the AOL Chat icon Image of the chat icon..
3. Click Start Your Own Chat.
4. Click Member Chat or Private Chat.

Report a chat user to AOL

If you see content in an AOL Chat that violates the AOL Terms of Service, let us know right away.

1. While in a chat, select a username from the 'People Here' list.
2. Using your cursor, highlight the portion of the conversation that's in violation.
3. Click Notify AOL.