How to Launch Webcam Chat on AIM

 Whether you are chatting with AIM Buddies from around the globe or around the corner, the AIM webcam chat feature can make everyone seem within reach.

To launch a webcam chat in AIM, first, right-click on your AIM Buddy's screen name, then select "Video." You can also press the following hotkeys on your keyboard: Alt+Shift+V.​

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Launching an AIM Webcam Chat from an IM

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If you already have an AIM IM open and would like to launch a webcam chat, press "Actions," then "Video."

You can also press the following hotkeys on your keyboard: Alt+Shift+V.

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Approve the AIM Webcam Chat Invitation

AIM video chat invitation

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An AIM webcam invitation will appear with your AIM Buddy's screenname.

Click "Send" to approve the invitation and send to your AIM Buddy.

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Welcome to AIM Webcam Chat

Video chat AIM

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A new window will open in AIM, where your AIM webcam chat will take place.

Once your AIM Buddy has accepted your invitation, your webcam will be turned on and your webcam chat will begin.