ICQ for Windows Phone finally arrives

ICQ now on Windows Phone

Back in November, Mail.ru Group, the new owners of ICQ, announced that they would be developing a client app for Windows Phone.  In addition to its namesake, ICQ interfaces with many popular chat platforms, including Facebook chat, GChat and AIM.  Users can conveniently sign in to all of them at once using just their mobile number and receive push notifications.  ICQ also allows for automatic adding of contacts right from the Address Book and retains a history of conversations.

ICQ can be downloaded for free here.




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thirdday2002 says:

I haven't used ICQ since 1998.

speedtouch says:

LOL!  Same here.  I was just going to post that.  I didn't know ICQ was still around.  I think I can remember my ID number though.

monthigos says:

Same here. I connect to it via Trillian but I don't have any contacts on it anymore.

DavidinCT says:

Yea, trillian or Pidgen... but, still it's been a while... Last Im i go via it was spam...

Wow, my number just came back on my mind once I read this. 37716349... Lol

Bnlf says:

classic! but only russians use it in large scale today.

PG2G says:

Might be worth while if it makes for a good Gchat/AIM/Facebook client. There aren't any especially good IM apps out there.

jhoff80 says:

I was thinking the same thing, I'm using IM+ now and find it pretty miserable, especially since it loses my settings and accounts probably weekly.

eastbayrae says:

LOL! So this is for the 14 people that haven't moved out of the '90's?

selfcreation says:

people still use ICQ? lol learn something new every day!

Jalik says:

I seem to be unable to find a way to connect to my google account in order to use gtalk. Any ideas?
However, I learned that in eastern/asian markets many thing work differently. Services completely unknown to us are really big there with subscription number way higher than Facebook or something similarly popular in the western world. So I wouldn't be surprised ICQ is still relevant there. Heck, I still have an account and use it every now and then. Why change a running system?

dudeman456 says:

Its one less reason to stay on any other platform. I wonder if I remember my account number.

PZ+WP7 says:

I actually remembered my 6 digit account (dont remember my old old 5 digit)... but I dont see a way to connect to Gchat.

hipporama says:

TIL people are still stuck in the 90s.

birdman_38 says:

I don't trust any app where I have to put in my cell number.

wetworker says:

I had to get this app because of all the memories from back in the 90's. 
Yes wetworker has been around since then as my tag.
The UI is also pretty nice.

Does it really matter if you's don't use ICQ anymore it is another hole in the ecosystem filled and that's the most important aspect.

snakechia says:

I almost forgot the name "ICQ" for the last 12yrs!