If you’re a social media addicte Buddy (formerly known as e-Messenger) could be your solution.You can use the app to sign in to Facebook Chat, Google Hangouts, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, and more, thus allowing you to hold conversations across all the apps in a single aggregated interface.It supports well-known services like Bonjour and ICQ, as well as lots of less common apps like Sametime and Gadu-Gadu. If your chat app of choice isn’t natively supported, don’t worry.
I’m sure many-a-tear was shed in October 2017 when AOL announced its famed Instant Messenger app would shut down for good at the end of the year.The app reached its zenith in 2001 when it boasted more than 100 million users. ICQ is available on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, i OS, and via a web portal.Pidgin takes a leaf out of e Buddy’s book – it aggregates chat services from multiple third-party clients into a single easy-to-use interface.The free-to-use app is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Nimbuzz is best described as “Whats App meets ICQ.” The app has all the instant messaging features you would expect to see, but there are a couple that really stand out. It has perhaps the broadest selection of apps out of all the services on this list. Short for “Nimbuzz World,” the service lets you collect or purchase an array of virtual items like gifts, avatars, virtual chat buddies, and games. This separates it from some of the other apps on the list.Windows, Mac, Android, i OS, and Kindles are supported, as are less-common mobile manufacturers like Blackberry and Nokia. Video calling is only available on the desktop clients and the i Phone app.