Updated: 03/05/2023 by Computer Hope

AIM may refer to any of the following:

1. Short for AOL Instant Messenger, AIM was a widely used Instant Messenger program. On December 15, 2017, AIM was discontinued as a service.

2. Short for Apple, IBM, and Motorola, AIM is the alliance that developed the PowerPC.

3. With gaming, aim or aiming is an action in an FPS (First-Person Shooter) game where a weapon is pointed at an opponent. In these games, aiming is done from the hip using the crosshair or ADS (Aim Down Sights).


In most FPS games, aiming and shooting an opponent's head does more damage.

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