AIM 188.8.131.52 Beta
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.
- 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.
We're getting close to launching the new AIM 6.5. Help us test drive the latest AIM beta software - version 184.108.40.206. We've listened to your feedback and have continued to make improvements to our new features. This version includes the following updates:
New Themes: Now you can customize your AIM experience with MORE colors. Check out the color wheel at the top of the Buddy List window, and select your favorite theme. We got a little creative with the names. Let us know what you think.
Stream Music: After downloading AIM, select the option to also install the AIM Tunes plugin. It allows you to stream music from and to your buddies. Once you download the plugin look to the Actions menu on your Buddy List window for the AIM Tunes site to launch in your default browser. Then play around with fun options like play list management, find new music, and check out what your buddies are listening to.
One click to Buddy info: Back by popular demand, we have brought back the one-click to view your buddy's 'Buddy Info'. Notice that familiar blue indicator. You'll still get the orange indicator in the Buddy List to indicate when something has been updated by your buddy.
Audio/Video updates: New software updates have been made to improve Live Video performance under low bandwidth conditions. Also, especially for Vista users, we've added more default device options found in your Enhanced IM settings.
Enhanced call notifications: If you use our call products, you will now receive incoming call alerts directly in your IM and as an alert.
Module enhancements: We made managing your modules easier. Click the buttons to expand and collapse the modules. We've made some slight design changes too.
Buddy Info Design Update: Status messages are now integrated into your Buddy Info. Plus, check out the updated feeds area.
Connection Settings: For users who are having difficulty connecting to AIM we have updated our last Connection settings tab to include more web-based help information about connection settings, proxies, and firewalls. We also combined the HTTP/HTTPS protocols so now AIM will always try your secured network if you manually select this option.
Plus: Continue to test our new Status in the Buddy List feature, TXT Message mode feature from the IM window, and QQ games plugin.
You may find a few things still in progress: Links to AIM Dashboard and AIM Profiles, plus, a glitch with the orange indicator not disappearing after you click it. No fear, those updates are in the works.