Chat easily without any restrictions using AOL Instant Messenger, to add someone, click the plus+minus sign, and click on a group and then click Add Buddy.
AOL Instant Messenger contains a lot of smileys to use on your chat, you can customize your emote theme on the settings.
Unlike other messenger programs, AOL contains image support and file sharing/trading. Just send then by clicking the picture icon on your instant message open.
AOL has support buddy icons, just get an image you like, select it as your buddy icon and express yourself on AOL!