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Old 06-22-2016, 11:33 AM
 
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A lot of standalone desktop versions of messengers have disappeared. First MSN, now Yahoo. Just out of curiosity, does anyone know ANY other standalone messenger apps that you can use on your desktop and still be able to video chat that isn't Facebook or Google or Skype? (I know some people who don't like Facebook or any of these new social networks coming out because of privacy reasons, which is totally understandable) Or are the ones I've named pretty much the be all end all?
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Yahoo isn't killing it. They are killing the legacy (aka really old) version.
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Old 06-22-2016, 11:02 PM
 
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AIM is still up...... All these years AIM is the only messenger I like!!

I have version 5.5.3598ca (canadian version) -- No games,no BS .. JUST AIM!!
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Old 06-23-2016, 04:34 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Have you looked into ICQ?
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Old 06-23-2016, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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This brings back memories for me - people talking about Yahoo Messenger, AIM, and ICQ. I remember leaving my computer on at night, all the while leaving ICQ up, and I'd hear the little ICQ chime all throughout the night. Always seemed to have Japanese girls wanting to chat with me at all times of night, lol! I also used to chat with a girl from Canada a lot as well. Back then, it was fun having "online" friends from all over the globe. Then with Yahoo and AIM, I tend to chat with more of my local friends on that. Well, that and MSN messenger.

Nowadays, I don't use any messenger programs at all except for Skype messenger at work.
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Old 06-23-2016, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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https://www.trillian.im/

I used Trillian which puts them all together. One client, all messengers.
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:56 PM
 
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I looked @ trillian also many years ago but didnt like it either......


I did find one that was OK but didnt work 100% right....... So I just deleted it and kept my AIM program (It really is the most basic messenger out there)
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Old 06-25-2016, 10:24 PM
 
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Have you looked into ICQ?
I tried ICQ but it doesn't seem to want to send me a code to my cell phone for verification like I like.
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Old 06-25-2016, 10:25 PM
 
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AIM is still up...... All these years AIM is the only messenger I like!!

I have version 5.5.3598ca (canadian version) -- No games,no BS .. JUST AIM!!
I am in the U.S. so I dunno if I can use it here, but does it have video chat?
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Old 06-26-2016, 01:33 AM
 
Location: Niagara Region
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Another vote for Trillian. It's so simple, and as well as working on my PC, it works on my Kindle.
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