AOL Intros AV by AIM Video Chat Service

AOL introduced its new AV by AIM video chat service on Friday. Instead of requiring an application to handle video chats, AV by AIM runs in user’s Web browsers.


AV by AIM supports up to four people in a video chat, doesn’t require users to log in, offers Google and Facebook support, and of course a Web browser. The video chat service is Flash-based, so for now it’s limited to desktop computers, although AOL is looking into options for mobile devices including the iPhone and iPad.

AV by AIM is free to use and is available through the AOL Web site.

[Thanks to Gizmodo for the heads up.]