AOL today released the new AIM 6.5 instant messaging application. The new version offers a variety of new instant messaging features, including enhanced mobile messaging and a new status message feature. It also showcases two new plugins built using Open AIM APIs that let users stream music and play casual online games.
â€œWith the latest release of AIM, we continue to provide our users with the tools that make it easy for them to connect and share their lives with their social circles in real-time wherever they may be,â€ said Marcien Jenckes, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Messaging and Social Media, AOL. â€œAs social media booms, weâ€™re introducing even more ways to help our users connect. AIM users can now send a text message to one friend or broadcast a personal message to all of their friends right from the AIM Buddy List.â€
Later this month, AIM users will be able to express themselves through AIM Profiles, a new social networking feature. Here, theyâ€™ll be able to share their personalities and life details, as well as thoughts entered into their Buddy Info pages. Users will also be able to engage in a new photo sharing experience called AIM Photos, which enables users to tag buddies and make comments on photos.
Also coming in October is a new personalized start page called AIM Dashboard. Here users will be able to check out recent updates from their entire buddy networks at a glance, as well as update their profiles and status messages, even set up RSS feeds for popular services such as Flickr, YouTube and Digg accounts to broadcast to their buddy networks.
Originally posted on October 3, 2007 @ 11:56 am