Creating a Profile
Other AIM users that want
to get more information about you, will be shown your
profile. To create a profile, click on the
"My AIM" button in the top left of your buddy
list and then select the "Edit Profile..."
A series of Dialog boxes
will pop up, the first one informs you that other members
will be able to view your profile, click "OK" to
move on. The second box asks you if you want to
allow other members to be able to search for you, fill out
the form or click "Next" to skip it move
on. The third box asks if you want to be placed in a
chat directory so people with related interests can
contact you, fill out the form or click next to skip it
and move on. The fourth box is where you will create
Your AIM profile can
contain text, hyperlinks, and AIM smiley faces. You
can also use the "Special Characters" list shown
at the bottom of the above image to insert dynamic
information based on when and who is viewing your profile.
You can use the edit
profile toolbar to change the color, size, and properties
of your text. To add a hyperlink, click on the
"link" button in the toolbar, and enter
the Hyperlink URl and the Hyperlink text you would like to
be displayed. To insert an AIM smiley face, click on
the small image of the smiley with sunglasses in the
toolbar and then select the smiley you want to use.
When you are done creating your profile, click the
"Finish" button. This will bring you back
to your AIM buddy list window, and your new profile will
be displayed next time someone views it.
To create an extended
profile that allows you to add pictures, hit tracking
(see exactly who has looked at your profile, and how many
times), games, and more to your AOL Instant Messenger
profile click here.