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Jan 12 UPDATE! The issue with the latest version of Flash that prevents the installer from working appropriately has been corrected. If you are still experiencing problems, please run windows update.
We appreciate all of the feedback along the way! We couldn't have done it without you. Beta 3 is a special build just for the Beta Community. It is identical to the GM Version. An autoupdate will be available soon, please do not wait for the autoupdate to get to you. If you've not yet updated to 4346.2020, please do so using the link to the right.
In order to help bring as many of you current as possible before next Monday, we've enabled an autoupdate to distribute yesterday's release of 4346.2011. While this has been turned on to help, please do not wait for the autoupdate to get to you. If you've not yet updated to 4346.2011, please do so before 11/30.
That's right — Beta 2 (4346.2011) is here and just in time for Thanksgiving!
Among other things, this release brings the following updates:
Remember - all other versions of the AOL Desktop beta software, including 9.8.2 beta 1, will be blocked on 11/30, so make sure to download and update today!
AOL Desktop 9.8.2 beta 1 (4346.2006) is now available for direct download using the "Download Now" button in the upper-right of this page.
Please remember that downloading and installing the beta version of this software will put you on the path to receive more frequent beta updates. If you were looking for the latest public version of the AOL Desktop software, please visit Discover AOL.
We're pleased to release AOL Desktop 9.8.2 today, 11/10. Like the past several betas, this release will be delivered using the auto-update mechanism and will not be posted directly. If you have a recent beta version installed, you should get the auto-update. If you have not received the auto-update in the next day or so, please try rebooting your computer.
The two core feature updates in this release of AOL Desktop 9.8.2 are:
There are a couple of known issues in this release as well. These are:
We could use your help in testing the following areas, however we welcome you to explore other features and share feedback on those as well. Areas of primary focus should be:
Aside from the common process of sending feedback to us about your experience on the AOL Desktop (Help > Send Feedback form your menu bar), we will be delivering you a pop-up on your first sign in of the 9.8 software as well. From here we’ll be asking you to send feedback or complete a survey about the update process.
Right now, identification of the beta testing population is strictly based on the version(s) of the AOL software you have installed. This means, if you still have our beta software on your computer, you're part of the beta testing population.
To remove yourself from this group:
Simply download the 9.8.1 beta software using the "Download Now" button in the top right of this page and you'll be set-up to receive the auto-update! Please note that it may take a little for the 9.8 update to be triggered and download.