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AIM screenshotsAim is an instant messaging and presence computer software which uses the proprietary Oscar instant messaging protocol and the Toc protocol to enable registered users to communicate in real time. It was released by Aol in May 1997. Independent official Aim client solution contains advertisements and is available for Microsoft Windows, Windows Mobile, Mac Os, Mac Os X, Android, Ios, Blackberry Os. See also AIM alternatives

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The standard protocol that Aim customers use to communicate is called Open Solution for Communication in Realtime (oscar). Most Aol-produced editions of Aim and popular external Aim customers use this protocol. However, Aol also created a simpler protocol called Toc that lacks many of Oscar's functions but is sometimes used for customers that only require general chat feature-set. The Toc/toc2 protocol specifications were made available by Aol, while Oscar is a closed protocol that third parties have had to reverse-engineer.

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Aim is various from other customers such as Yahoo! Messenger in that it does not require approval from one buddy to be added to another's buddy list. As a result, it is possible for users to keep other unsuspecting users on their buddy list to see when they are online, read their status and away messages, and read their profiles. In fact, there is a web Api to display one's status, away message as a widget on one's webpage.

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Aim Call Out is a discontinued Voice over Ip Pc-pc, Pc-phone and Phone-to-pc solution offered by Aol via its Aol Instant Messenger (aim) app that replaced the defunct Aim Phoneline solution in November 2007.

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