AOL Instant Messenger allows non-subscribers of AOL to see when friends are
online and then communicate with them instantly. Users are able to
communicate with AOL’s Instant Messenger users — no matter how they access
the Internet — as well as with Buddy List users of the AOL proprietary
The most recent release of AOL Instant Messenger, 4.2.1228, contains the
Easier, More Convenient Buddy List
Incoming IM Notification
As part of the new buddy list system, AOL Instant Messenger now lets you
access your complete and combined Buddy List from any computer you use —
whether it’s at home, work, school or even on the road.
More information, as well as a free download, are available from
AOL’s Web site.