AIM Beta 2

The AIM® service is all about helping you keep in touch with your buddies. Whether you're sending IMs, sharing photos or doing a voice chat we want to make it better.

Features include:

  • Sleek new design: New buttons, new layout, new color, new brand! Tell us what you think of our shiny gold look and the new layout.
  • Profiles, profiles, profiles: Connect with your buddies like never before. Customize your profile, get updates from other social networks, and more. Now, you'll never miss an update on AIM.
  • Status messages in the IM.
  • :) Emoticons: You asked, we answered.
  • AIM Blast: IM your friends, coworkers, or customers all at once, and all from the convenience of your Buddy List.
  • More goodies: Sign in as invisible, Ctrl + F to search your Buddy List, Search the web from the IM window.


  • Fixed an issue where your Buddy list would resize itself on Windows 7 if closed on first launch
  • Fixed it where toggling the display of Buddy Icons will now have an effect on AIM Blast conversations
  • Fixed an experience where switching from a saved away message to invisible and back to the same saved away message, you would be Away but using your old status message
  • Fixed the extra line that appeared between IMs if wallpaper was displayed
  • Fixed a bug where users were being switched from invisible to available when unlocking their PC
  • Fixed a problem where users with IE6 were having messages disappear in their IM history (this was the most reported bug)
  • Fixed a bug where the IM window would grow each time it was minimized and reopened
  • Open a new IM window and you'll see a large view of your friend's Buddy Icon
  • Identify new unread IM's easily with a large orange exclamation point, instead of green
  • Reduce or expand your IM window size to meet your viewing needs
  • Dock your Buddy List again to the left or right side of your screen

Download: AIM Beta 2 | 7.7 MB
View: AIM Website

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Oh come on, guys. It's a good effort, despite the small alt apps out there. I use it so I don't have to keep FB open in a tab if I just want to check in on whoever on FB Chat. IM clients are like cars; lots of choices but they all get you to where you need to go regardless.

I think Facebook intagration was their last hope to breath some life into. Unfortunately, soon after MSN and Yahoo adopted the facebook chat. All hope is now gone.

no offense to the person who posted this... but does anyone actually use the official AIM client when there are so many better overall alternatives?