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To select an icon,
Click on the Buddy Icon that you want. You should get a confirmation message. Click “OK” If this doesn’t work, follow the directions at the bottom of the page.

NOTE: You must have AOL INSTANT MESSENGER in order to download the AIM icon.

To download the AIM application, CLICK HERE.

How to install your AIM icons For PC users:

  1. Click on the icon you want above.
  2. You should get a confirmation message.
  3. Click ‘OK’
  4. You’re done!

For PC users with Netscape 6 browsers:

  1. Select the icon you want above.
  2. Right click once on the icon.
  3. Select Save Picture As…
  4. In Instant Messenger, click on one of your buddy’s icons, and it will take you to the Buddy Icon Preferences.
  5. Scroll up to where it says My Buddy Icon and click that.
  6. Select Browse, find where you saved your icon and select it.
  7. You’re done!

For MAC users:

  1. Open AIM, and click on the image you want above.
  2. The AIM Preferences window will appear.
  3. Select Buddy Icons from the category options on the left.
  4. Click on the Reveal Icons Folder button.
  5. Click, hold and drag the icon you want into the Shared Buddy Icons folder.
  6. Click OK on your preferences window, this will close the window.
  7. Repeat steps 1-3 then select your new icon from the list underneath My Buddy Icon

For MAC users with Netscape 6 browsers:

  1. Open AIM, under Edit go to Preferences.
  2. Go to Buddy Icons underneath Category.
  3. Click on the ‘Reveal Icons Folder’ button.
  4. Click and drag the above icon you want into the ‘Shared Buddy Icons’ folder.
  5. Click OK this will close your preferences.
  6. Reopen your Preferences and select your new icon.