Software that can be used as an alternative to ICQ:
  • 4.94.9
    18 votes

    Pidgin is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows.

    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
  • 5/5
    5 votes

    Multi protocol instant messenger client.

    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • 55
    6 votes

    Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, and video chat and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application.

    • Freeware
    • Linux
  • 4.84.8
    22 votes

    IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is a virtual meeting place where people from all over the world can meet and talk.

    • Shareware
    • Windows
  • 4.44.4
    91 votes

    Share photos instantly, send GIFs and even unsend messages. It’s the fastest way to keep in touch with friends.

    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac
  • 4.34.3
    30 votes

    The latest version of the popular MSN instant messaging client.

    • Freeware
    • Windows XP/Vista/7