When you first join a game, the site will ask you to sign up for a screen name or sign in with an existing one.
Unlike the other types of AOL chat rooms, you can chat on this site using just your web browser.
Both the software and account is free, and you won't need to subscribe to AOL's dial-up or broadband Internet service to access the chat rooms either.
The software you'll need to download depends on the types of chat rooms you want to join.
Before you can participate in any of AOL's chat rooms, there are a few necessary tasks you need to complete, including downloading the appropriate AOL software for your computer and signing up for a screen name.You can then type your screen name and password on the sign-in screen on AOL Desktop or AIM to get ready to chat.AOL People Connection is the main home to dozens of chat rooms grouped into two categories: chat rooms created by AOL and chat rooms created by members.You can then type the private chat room's name to join an existing room or set up your own private room.AIM buddy chats are private chats between members using AOL's instant messaging service and require an invitation to participate.