What Instant Messaging Client Do You Use? [Poll]

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poll-im-client It’s time for another MUO Poll. Every poll we had so far was a smashing success. You guys did a great job. Thanks to you, we had a clear winner in every case.

This time we want to ask you about instant messaging programs. What is your IM client of choice ? Do you use a multi-protocol client that supports multiple accounts (i.e Pidgin) or prefer to stick with a single-network chat client like MSN, Gtalk, Yahoo Messenger etc. Let us know below. You can select up to 2 clients.

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* The newest IM client out there and received lots of positive coverage recently.

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Comments (35)
  • amit

    Yahoo & MSN

  • Neil Watson

    I don’t use any. I have never found the need. Occasionally use Skype chat.but at best once a month.

  • marco

    AIM is missing. Anyway, I would love to use another IM client, but there ain’t any other software that supports REAL video and voice chat on the MSN network. So i will probably stick with the big Windows Live Messenger until 2020 :(

  • Amanda

    Um. Why isn’t AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) on the list?

    Trillian worked lovely and then all of a sudden stopped, and gave me connection issues up the ying/yang. So not anymore, I did like the format though.

    Have to check some of these out, maybe I’ll find a new favorite.

  • Sound Of Vision

    I have ICQ, MSN, Gtalk and Y!IM. MSN is my mostly used IM together with Gtalk (not everyone has gmail account) so I voted for those 2.

    I use ICQ rarely, but it was my first IM so I kept it because of sentimentality and one person there. It’s just a bit complicated…And I like the look of Y!IM but don’t have many people there and sometimes blocks.

    I heard of Digsby and if it supports all other accounts (MSN, Y!IM, Gtalk, ICQ etc) I might download it!
    What is important for me with IM clients is that is should be fun and easy to use. I love smilies and themes and nice looking. Can you collect smilies on Digsby like you can on MSN?

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