Meaning AOL Instant Messenger
Type Acronym
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Usage General (not just online)

AIM means AOL Instant Messenger. It is an acronym that refers to American Online's instant messaging program.

AIM was released in 1997 and was the first IM program. It was one of the most popular online chat programs for many years, though its popularity has waned over the years. AIM screen names are also supported by Apple's iChat.

Updated June 10, 2016