View Full Version : Instant Messenger Alternatives

05-06-2008, 06:39 PM
whats the best Im alternative for windows? Since i use MSN/Yahoo/AIM and i occasionally video chat with friends on MSN, is there a fast alternative to all those IMs? I have tried Pidgin, and Trillian but im not sure, any other suggestions?

Speedy Gonzales
05-06-2008, 06:42 PM
I dont think any of the others support video

05-06-2008, 07:11 PM
Okay, cheers,

05-06-2008, 07:28 PM
How about skype?

I've been on the receiving end of a video chat, but not set one up myself.
And does instant messaging just fine.

I guess it would also mean you friends would need to get skype also.

05-06-2008, 07:53 PM
Yeah, I reckon Skype might be ok. Could try ICQ?

05-06-2008, 10:29 PM
Digsby is the best alternative to MSN but unfortunately no video yet.

kahawai chaser
05-06-2008, 11:46 PM
Maybe try Google Talk (http://labnol.blogspot.com/2007/03/run-google-talk-in-firefox-sidebar.html), where I think you can get a video plug in (http://www.searchenginejournal.com/video-plug-in-for-google-talk/2465/). But requires a Gmail account...