Windows Live Messenger (now come with Windows Live Essentials) is popular instant messenger for Windows operating system user. It built in with Windows operating system on PC or Windows Mobile (Windows Phone) on mobile phone. If you have Hotmail account then you can use this messenger. Beside Windows Live Messenger there are some popular free instant messenger that you should know.
Below 5 free popular instant messenger besides Windows Live Messenger
AIM is AOL Instant Messenger for AOL user or user who has AIM account. AOL users can see their friend’s status on AIM, Facebook, Twitter, and another social media. It’s a unique feature. User doesn’t need to login to facebook to see friend status. AIM is compatible for Windows, Mac, Android, and Iphone.
Altough Google Talk is the newest one compare with another popular instant messenger but it become popular instant messenger. The key that Google Talk is become popular because the integration with Gmail and Google Apps. It’s very useful, you can chat if you know your friend online then sending email. User can do video video calling, voice chatting, or send files to their friend.
ICQ is old Instant Messenger that still available until now that is using PIN as your ID. PIN is consist of several number. Besides using for chatting with your ICQ friend’s you can also use ICQ apps to chat with your facebook friends. ICQ can be use on Windows, Android, or Iphone.
Skype is unique instant messenger because the main function is for voice messenger. User can use Skype to call their Skype’s friend by free and with low rate for people who don’t have Skype. You can also use Skype for video calling or just chatting as usual. Skype is available for Windows user, Mac, Linux, Android, Iphone, Sysmbian, and Windows Mobile.
Yahoo! Messenger is the most popular instant messenger right now that is using by many people around the world. It is not just ordinary instant messenger application. You can do more like conference, video chatting, voice chatting, send files, see your friend status on flickr or twitter, personalize your Y!M, and much more. There are many plugin to make you Y!M more powerful. Y!M available for Windows, Mac, Android, Blackberry, and iPhone