AOL Introduces New AIM Express

Posted by at 12:33 am on August 21, 2008

AOL today announced the launch of AIM Express, a new Flash-based Web version of the popular AIM service, enabling users to chat with friends and family without needing to install software. Available at

AIM Express features include:

  • Tabbed IM Conversations: The entire chat experience is contained within one Web page. IM conversations open up as separate tabs within the AIM Buddy List, which takes up just one-quarter of the screen, so that multiple windows are not open on the desktop.
  • Status Message: This feature lets users broadcast a personal message to friends on their Buddy List feature regardless of whether or not they are online.  
  • Text Message Mode: AIM Express users can now send text messages by entering the cell phone numbers of friends and family on their Buddy List.
  • Buddy Rollover: Users can mouse over their buddies’ screen names to view buddy icons and current status messages.

AIM Express is compatible with Internet Explorer (6 & 7), Firefox (2 & 3) and Safari (2 & 3) for Mac users and  is available for free.

Also today, AOL announced the availability of AIM for Windows Mobile. Users of smartphones including the Motorola Q, Samsung BlackJack and many Palm Treos can now enjoy AIM while on-the-go.  AIM for Windows Mobile gives users the choice of sending text messages via SMS.  

AIM for Windows Mobile supports devices using the Windows Mobile 5 and 6 operating systems and is available for free at

1 Comment for “AOL Introduces New AIM Express”

  1. Thanks for posting the article, was certainly a great read!

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