AOL today officially released AIM 6.9 for Windows, introducing new features that integrate AIM with other social networks, including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. This new version of the venerable instant messaging program acknowledges and embraces the fact that people aren't just on a single social network — they have a presence across many networks — and keeping up-to-date with your friends, family and associates shouldn't require you to visit a dozen different web sites. The real social network transcends any single brand.
AIM remains free to use, supported by advertising that appears in the buddy list and chat windows. AIM 6.9 requires Windows 2000 or newer, 512 MB RAM for enhanced IM functionality, Flash and IE 6 or newer. You can download it here.
Alternate versions for Mac, Linux and web-based IM are still available, but haven't been upgraded to match the functionality of their Windows counterpart.
Do you use AIM? Will you upgrade?