Where to Find AIM Chat Rooms

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Launch AOL Desktop to Use AIM Chat

AIM Chat
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Want to use AIM chat rooms? AOL has removed AIM Chat from AOL.com, AIM.com and its AIM IM client due to a decrease in chat users. However, you can still find AIM chat rooms on AOL Desktop. If you do not have it already, learn how to download AOL Desktop for free.

Where to Find AIM Chat

To begin using AIM chat rooms, launch AOL Desktop web browser on your computer. When prompted, enter your AIM

screenname

and password to continue. There is no charge for AIM chat room users to use AOL Desktop, as long as you bring your own internet connection.

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Access the AIM Chat Directory

AIM Chat
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Once you are signed in to AOL Desktop, users can access the AIM Chat directory by navigating to the "Community" menu item, and selecting "Chat Room Listings" to continue.

Another shortcut is to use AOL keyword: Chat Room Listings for a full directory of AIM Chat rooms.

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Select Your AIM Chat Room

AIM Chat
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Next, the AIM Chat directory will appear, with listings of every AIM Chat room. AIM Chat is separated into a number of distinct categories, in addition to two types: AIM Chat rooms connected by AOL People Connection, and chat rooms created by users.

First, users should use their mouse to select an AIM Chat category, and double-click it to view the chat rooms within that category.

Next, double-click the chat room name you wish to enter, or click once and select the "Go Chat" button to enter the AIM Chat of your choice.

To view the AIM Chat rooms created by users, select the "Created by AOL Members" tab, and then select the category and chat room as described above.

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Welcome to Your AIM Chat

AIM Chat
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Your AIM Chat you have selected will now launch! Enjoy!

To change AIM Chat rooms, simply navigate back to the AIM Chat directory or click the "Chat Options" button inside your chat room, and select "Chat Room Listing" to continue.