The feedback you submitted during the last series of beta tests was heard loud and clear. As a result, some new features and functionality will be added to the client. These feature's are currently planned to be added gradually.
Some examples of features slated to be added are proxy settings, several cool skins, and a one-click method to send an SMS text message to your buddy. This is just a subset of upcoming features and you will be the first to use and submit your comments against them.
The new version of the AIM 6 beta software is 126.96.36.199. You may determine this by going to Help and then selecting About AIM.
This release incorporates the following new features:
The new build also offers some functionality changes:
Bigger Buddy List
PC to PC Chat
What's new in this version:
Lifestream! This is big. Keep tabs on what's going on with your buddies. We've added a convenient "Lifestream" tab to the Buddy List. There is so much to check out:
New stuff in AIM 7 that was in Beta 1 and remains in Beta 2:
Upload pictures with your status messages.
Sometimes a message really needs a picture to get the point across. Now you can upload a picture from your PC that will appear next to your status message in AIM 7 and in the lifestream. For now, the pics will be shown next to your status only when viewed by AIM 7 and lifestream users.
We found a bunch of crashes in Beta 2 (thanks for the testing!) and have done a lot of work that we believe will make Beta 3 more stable. We're always trying to make AIM as reliable as we can.