Download AIM 4.8
In addition, AIM 4.8 lets people send online greetings through its interface, and send their entire buddy list to another recipient. The new version is available on the company's Web site.
This is the first new version of the AIM software since. The changes since that time are minor, underscoring the service's ongoing evolution.
"We're always enhancing AIM and making the instant messaging experience easier and better for Web users," said Marty Gordon, an AOL spokesman.
New software versions are often released as a way to patch vulnerabilities, as was the case in May when Yahooits Yahoo Messenger service to patch a buffer overflow problem.
Gordon said there were no "specific vulnerabilities" that were being patched with the upgrade, saying the changes were mere "enhancements" to the service.