AOL Instant Messenger for Windows 7.4.2.24 Beta 2


AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) should be used because e-mail just isn't fast enough sometimes. This convenient, add-on to your system lets you communicate one-on-one or in a group with family, friends, and business associates who also use it. Finding people online can be easy too. Use the Member Directory to locate friends by name or by e-mail address.

Changelog:

  • The ability to search for buddies from the AIM user directory using "Find in Buddy List"
  • Updates to picture sharing, including the ability to Drag & Drop multiple pictures into the conversation window
  • And, as always, tons of fixes for issues you've reported including the "no sounds" bug

Download: AOL Instant Messenger for Windows 7.4.2.24 Beta 2 | 7.3 MB (Freeware)
View: AOL Beta Website

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To be honest, I don't know a single person in the world who even still uses an IM program, now that I FINALLY got my sister off that stupid AOL for broadband kick.

cork1958 said,
To be honest, I don't know a single person in the world who even still uses an IM program, now that I FINALLY got my sister off that stupid AOL for broadband kick.

You dont know anybody who uses ANY IM program? What world are you living on?

TCLN Ryster said,
You dont know anybody who uses ANY IM program? What world are you living on?

I think the one that has Facebook, Twitter and mostly, text messages.

onebadolepuddycat said,
Instant messaging apps are ideal for file sharing, otherwise why not send a text on a cell phone. Its easier!
Erm, because it costs money to send a text maybe, who knows. (Unless you're on an unlimited texts plan of course, which you're actually paying for in the monthly cost anyway, so still not free).

Well AIM is the most used IM Client in the US as I told you but I agree with you about the interface of it. I wouldn't even use it if my friends didn't use it but most of them use AIM. They don't even know WLM. It's really weird...

Seems like most people who are still exclusively on AIM are also using Facebook. So I don't see why anyone would feel 'trapped' on AIM. It's just as easy to set up Facebook chat on Live Messenger nowadays and have a client that actually looks good in Windows 7.

After a bit of A-Patch, that is.

I stopped using this a long time ago, because it would always forcefully interrupt what i'm doing to plant a person's IM in my face. No option to turn off that behavior. Even if they fixed that now, I would refuse to use this because it replaces Aero with an ugly opaque skin with no shadows and would be a massive eyesore on the desktop.

Seriously, IM software creators need to realize that Windows 7 exists now, and their software breaks consistency with modern standards. I'm looking at you too, Yahoo. Skype and MSN are the only ones to do this the right way!

Lazure said,
I stopped using this a long time ago, because it would always forcefully interrupt what i'm doing to plant a person's IM in my face. No option to turn off that behavior. Even if they fixed that now, I would refuse to use this because it replaces Aero with an ugly opaque skin with no shadows and would be a massive eyesore on the desktop.

Seriously, IM software creators need to realize that Windows 7 exists now, and their software breaks consistency with modern standards. I'm looking at you too, Yahoo. Skype and MSN are the only ones to do this the right way!

The new trillian 5 beta looks nice as well.

BoomyBoy said,
Well AIM is still the most used IM Software in the US as far as I know

From what it seems to me (I live in the UK), AIM is the main US messenger, and WLM is the main UK messenger.

I wish they'd get new sounds. They still use the same obnoxiously loud sounds as 5.9. Thus, making me turn them off first thing!