AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)

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Description

AOL Instant Messaging or AIM is a video chat software which has been developed by AOL Inc. that allows the user connected with their family or friends by allowing them face to face video chat any time and at any place they desire.

It basically includes the video chat, instant messaging, text messaging, voice chat as well as email sending features. In order to use this messenger the user must have a webcam installed on their device so that the application is able to access it. Normally a video box will appear on the screen which will be displaying things that the camera is able to capture. After that the user just needs to click on the AIM icon and then select the IM option where they can send an instant message to any of their contacts.

Features

AOL List can support up to 500 names that one can easily organize in the Universal Address Book that it offers to all its users. This address book is automatically updated whenever any of the friends update their information. In addition to that the voice chat feature which is offered by this software allows the user to talk to around 20 of your buddies at a time. One can also send the messages on our friends phone from the computer with an ease.

Even at the time when the user is not online, AIM retrieves all of the messages that are sent to the user when they were offline. Also all the conversation user had with their friends is saved. One can also share pictures with their friends by just the drag and drop feature.

Comparison

AOL Instant Messaging or AIM is much better than many other messaging applications available on the internet. The main reason behind it is number of features that it offers are hardly found in any other software. All the other software mainly lack in one or two features which one can find in AIM. It is an all in-one-software that is capable of taking care of almost all the requirements of the user without compromising with the quality. Whether it is online video chat, voice messaging, sharing of pictures or group chat etc, AIM excels in all of them beating all the other competitor software.

Conclusion

AIM is a good software for chatting with the AOL friends and connecting with them anytime and anywhere. Although it lacks in some of the features that one can get in Windows messenger, but still is able of give a tough competition to other messenger present over web.

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