In order to find and join an AOL chat room, a user must first install the necessary AOL chat room software, and then select the AOL Keyword: Chat Room listing tab which brings up a variety of chat rooms. Next, simply choose a chat room and select Join.
The AOL chats tab has a list of categories, some of which are arts and entertainment, celebrities, food, and autos. Simply selecting the desired chat topic and clicking Chat Now brings the user into the chat room. It is also possible to search for specific chat rooms by using the Chat Finder feature. This feature allows users to search for specific chat rooms that are not always listed within the main categories.