ICQ was initially released in November 1996. It is an instant messaging client program developed by ICQ, LLC. ICQ offers a way to connect and share with other people using instant messaging and other features. Aside from instant messaging, ICQ also supports video chat and audio calls. Its profile allows users to view other people’s profile and contact lists. It can also be used as a file sharing device allowing users to send videos, photos and documents to everyone on your contact lists.
ICQ can also be integrated with Google+, Google Talk and Facebook. Once integrated, users can chat and also share files with friends from their Google+, Google Talk and Facebook lists. Feeds from your twitter, email, Google+ and Google Talk are also displayed by ICQ. Users can sign on ICQ on different devices simultaneously allowing users to stay online on their desktop, web and mobile all the time. The software also offers ICQ Moods Gallery offering more than 80 moods that you can share with your ICQ contacts. Messaging history is also available with added filters that allow users to search for phrases, keywords, emoticons, group chats and tZers. The program also offers a way to personalize profile pictures. Aside from uploading an image file from the computer, it also allows you to take your profile picture using a webcam. There is also a status box that lets you update your status on ICQ, Facebook and Twitter.