AIM Alternatives

    AIM is described as 'AOL Instant Messenger is an instant messaging and presence computer program which uses the proprietary OSCAR instant messaging protocol and the TOC protocol to allow registered users to communicate in real time' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to AIM for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Android, iPhone, Mac and Linux. The best alternative is Telegram, which is free. Other great apps like AIM are Signal (Free, Open Source), Discord (Freemium), Jitsi (Free, Open Source) and Skype (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Mar 12, 2019

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      Telegram is a messaging app created by former VK creators with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful.
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      Telegram vs AIM opinions
      Most users think Telegram is a great alternative to AIM.
      As opposed to AIM this is a SMS replacement that requires a phone number.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    1. Signal is a messaging app with an unexpected focus on privacy, combined with all the features expected from a modern IM app. Signal has received a lot of praise from all around the world for its security and privacy-respecting technologies.
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      Whether you’re part of a school club, a gaming group, a worldwide art community, or just a handful of friends that want to spend time together, Discord makes it easy to talk every day and hang out more often. Create an invite-only place.
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    2. Jitsi (previously SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator with full encryption that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, ICQ/AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo!, GTalk/Hangouts extensions, as well as OTR, ZRTP, etc.
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      Skype is the most popular free voice-over IP and instant messaging service globally. It allows users to text, video and voice call over the internet. Users can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions.
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    3. WhatsApp is an iPhone and Android messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.
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    4. Pidgin is an easy to use, multi-protocol chat client client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, XMPP, and more chat networks all at once. It has built-in support for NSS, offering client-to-server message encryption for protocols that support it.
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      Pidgin vs AIM opinions
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      AIM is the server plus the protocol. Pidgin just has the protocol, as well as many other protocols. With the AIM server going away, and pretty much all the other protocols supported having closed or limited servers or needing specialized network support, there is no good way to generally use Pidgin.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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      SM64Roblox88 It is a tool for connecting and chatting on AIM and other services, not an actual communication service
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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    5. Hangouts is a messaging app that lets you send and receive messages, photos and more, and even start free video and voice calls – one to one or with a group!
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      Hangouts vs AIM opinions
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      easy to use, esp with gmail , and without a phone number
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    6. Zulip is a group chat app in which messages are threaded by topic, helping you have long-running, organized conversations.
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    7. Conversations is a privacy focused, open source XMPP Texting [Jabber] client for Android 4.0+ smart phones with wife-approved easy encryption [OTR, OMEMO, or GPG]. [Note] **You can download the compiled apk for free from F-Droid**: ...
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