ICQ for Windows

3.9 (1873person)

The description of ICQ - Play With New Friends

Free messenger and VoIP for WindowsICQ is a messenger app and VoIP client you can download for free on Windows PCs. The name ICQ is a play on the phrase “I Seek You” and describes the app’s aim of helping users find people to chat with. Unlike other instant messenger apps, you don’t sign up by providing personal information like your name and address. All you need is a phone number, and you’ll receive a five-digit Unique Identification Number (UIN).download for free instant messengerThere’s no shortage of alternative messenger and VoIP apps for Windows users. WhatsApp supports voice and video calling for its desktop app. Like ICQ, you don’t need to provide any personal information except a valid phone number. Facebook’s messenger app also lets you text, make video calls, send and receive photos and videos, and more. To use it, you need an active Facebook account. WhatsAppICQ Facebook’s messengerWhat is ICQ used for?You can download ICQ to chat between two or more users privately, make encrypted video and voice calls, and create large group chats.encrypted video voice callsAll video and audio calls are automatically encrypted using a ZRTP-based algorithm and VoIP technology. All your conversations are confidential, unavailable to the reach of third parties. encrypted using a ZRTP-based algorithmICQ is a cloud-based application and can sync across all of your devices. This is a useful feature if you need to switch from your computer or laptop or your mobile phone and continue chatting. A useful privacy tool provided by ICQ is the ability to delete messages at any time. Deleting a message also removes it from the other user’s ICQ chat. Once it’s gone, it’s gone for good.sync across all of your devicesdelete messagesAn interesting feature is the ability to send chats to yourself. This lets you use ICQ as a free cloud storage app. You can send different kinds of media like gifs, videos, and pictures. It’s not recommended to use this as a permanent cloud storage solution, but it can be helpful in the short term. cloud storageGroup chats can have up to 25,000 users simultaneously, which is a considerable number of people in one chat. ICQ favors privacy so that users can hide their phone numbers and any identifying details like their name and address from other participants. In chats, you can also start polls that let users cast their votes and see which users have read the group messages. Having up to 25,000 people can help organize events and let people have their say anonymously.25,000 users simultaneouslystart pollsICQ also comes with a helpful API bot that anyone can use to create a bot to interact with users. Using the developer documentation, you can set up a bot that performs specific actions, such as providing information. Many online businesses use bots to help customers troubleshoot problems, collect data by conducting surveys, or provide information.API botA substitute for blogsA possible alternative to blogs is ICQ’s channels. Anyone can start a channel and publish posts created as text messages. You can also attach media files like pictures and videos. After the publication of your post, subscribers will receive a notification just like they would from a regular message. Channel authors can keep their identity hidden and remain completely anonymous.channelsWhat else can you do on ICQ?Like other messenger apps, you can send stickers, which are small images or photos expressing some emotion. They help to personalize your communication and demonstrate feelings which is harder to do via online messages. The program’s AI machine learning will recommend stickers and also provide intelligent answers like short phrases to use while communicating.send stickerspersonalize your communicationWhen making a video call, you can wear a digital mask that superimposes itself onto your face and follows you around the screen in real-time. It works by tracking your movements using face-detection technology. As your expression and movements change, so too does the mask. You can also add masks to your existing photos and send them to your friends.digital mask add masks to your existing photosUnlike other messenger apps, ICQ’s global search lets you find new friends from all around the world. Instead of searching for specific people, you enter certain parameters like gender, age, and country. If you prefer to keep your phone number and other details private but still allow people to search and find you, you can create a nickname.find new friends from all around the worldIntegrate with other platformsYou can also integrate ICQ with other social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Medium, and Facebook to automatically share photos, posts, tweets, and blogs. Instagram TwitterICQ vs. TelegramThere are plenty of other Windows messaging apps, like WhatsApp, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Facebook Messenger, but the closet in terms of prioritizing privacy is Telegram. Zoom Microsoft Teams TelegramIt’s a popular cloud-based instant messaging app where you can share content like photos and videos and create group chats with up to 200,000 users - much more than ICQ's 25,000-user limit. Like ICQ, you can also create a channel and communicate using VoIP. All chats are encrypted end-to-end for secure communication. There’s no advertising within the application, and Telegram doesn’t share data with third-party groups.cloud-based instant messaging appcreate group chats with up to 200,000 usersTelegram and ICQ are similar messaging apps, but Telegram has a more significant active number of users. It is still less popular than messaging apps like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.Telegram ICQ A great alternative messaging appICQ messenger performs many of the same tasks as other messaging apps to help you stay connected. It has audio to text so you can speak out loud and convert messages into text. Smart replies automatically suggest stickies and phrases to speed up your experience. You can have video calls with up to 50 users, chats with up to 25,000 participants, and enjoy many other features.ICQ doesn’t have the largest number of users but it is one of the best privacy-focused messaging apps.


Software Languages
Last Revision
October 31, 2023
Operating System
other platforms

Other Apps

Simple Sticky Notes
Simple Sticky Notes
Simnet Software
Microsoft Publisher
Microsoft Publisher

Similar to ICQ