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Chat/Instant Messaging

The following resources provide you with access to a number of active online communities. Most of these forums, chat rooms and shoutbox services don't require that you download any special software, though ICQ and other instant messaging services may require that you download their software in order to connect to their user base.


- In the world before Facebook Messenger, Skype, Instagram and Snapchat, the two names that began the online instant messaging revolution were AOL and ICQ, with Microsoft's MSN Messenger following closely behind. While the chat landscape has changed markedly in recent years, so has ICQ, making it worth another look. The tool now includes group chat support, includes a range of new stickers, automated responses based on message content, and can even automatically convert audio messages to text.

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