The instant messaging giant is back in the game. Iconography ICQ, Which can be considered a “grandfather” of current platforms such as Whatsapp, Telegram, Signal, Messenger o iMessageHe returns to the center of the scene amid all the controversy over the privacy settings of his app The social networking site Facebook.
Is that, with the new WhatsApp policies, many users have migrated to other platforms. ICQ is now emerging as another alternative to this displacement.
It adapts to the new era, has been revamped and now receives the ICQ New name. In addition to being installed on a computer, it is portable and available for Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android, In addition to being able to access it through a web browser.
ICQ fever before WhatsApp ‘downfall’
ICQ is gaining traction with the fever observed in Hong Kong, where downloads of this app have doubled by 35 in just one week. It is going through a peak in demand that may be an echo of what happened during the year 2020 with Zoom. Until about a year ago, it was a little-known tool and due to the ubiquity of videoconferencing doubled its presence around the world.
The new ICQ logo.
ICQ New works by organizing and communicating with our contacts through the mobile phone numbers found in the phonebook of our smartphone. In addition to instant texting, it offers voice calls and video conferencing over IP but its strength is the chats.
User can create rooms for small groups or even without a limit of participants. Through the URL link, an invitation to access this room could be sent to others, something that ICQ could actually do in the mid-1990s. And of course, there is a great abundance of emoticons and stickers with which enrich the conversations in these chats.
Although they have almost fallen into disuse, it’s worth noting that ICQ New lets you send SMS text messages for free. This allows ICQ New to manage SMS messages with our contacts with whom we use this type of message. At no cost to us. Of course, it is possible to send all types of content (photos, audios, videos, documents …)