ICQ ("I Seek You") is an instant messaging application for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, that lets you find your friends and associates online in real time. It's one of the most popular instant messaging applications with support for voice and video calls for enhanced communication possibilities. ICQ was first released in November 1996 by Mirabilis, today it's owned by Mail.Ru Group and has more than 50 million accounts registered.
The program features include offline user messaging, multi-user chats, free daily-limited SMS sending, resumable file transfers, greeting cards, multiplayer games and a searchable user directory. Users can use emoticons while chatting with other users.
ICQ6 was launched on April 17, 2007, and offered a single communication platform that combines the various user options: instant messaging services, free SMS from ICQ to mobile, voice and video communication. The software's new sound gallery was orchestrated by the Israeli psychedelic trance duo Infected Mushroom.
Among the new additional features are Quick IM, which allows users to send a short message without opening a conversation window, a "follow me" service directly to the user’s mobile, a multi-chat service and support for Zlango, the animated icons language.
ICQ provides all users additional services and content products:
- ICQ TV—An online video magazine. The magazine broadcasts content for teens 24/7.
- ICQ SIM Card (together with United Mobile)—A SIM card that enables users traveling across Europe to use their cellular telephones while paying a discount price.
- ICQ Game Center—A games platform that enables the user to play with and/or against other users. Available by clicking a button in the contact list.
- ICQ2Go—A web instant messaging option for users who cannot download the program onto their computers or use it on the networks they are accessing (for various reasons, like security restrictions or firewalls).
You can also use the program using your browser using the online/web version: https://web.icq.com
- Easy Login
- Offline user messaging
- Multi-instance support
- Support voice and live video calls
- Chat with Facebook or Google Talk friends
- Express yourself with status box
- History synchronization
- Secure video calls
- Multi-user chats
- Share pictures
- Online Games
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Last Update: September 19, 2017
Languages: Multiple Languages
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (32-Bit, 64-Bit)
Mac OS X 10.7 or later
Developer: ICQ LLC.