The app is accessible through both a web portal and your smartphone. After launching in 1996, it rapidly grew in popularity. If you’re one of the 11 million, you can enjoy offline messaging, group chats, free text messages, file transfers, greeting cards, games, and even a searchable user directory.
The app reached its zenith in 2001 when it boasted more than 100 million users. ICQ is available on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, i OS, and via a web portal.
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While it's primarily a dating app, you do have the option to specify what you are there for – making new friends, chatting, or dating.
The service is free, however, there are "Superpowers" which can be purchased for Badoo credits (which you buy), which allow you to gain additional exposure to potential new friends. Rawr is a relatively new app which allows you to chat via a 3D avatar on your mobile device. Download and open the app and you're presented with an avatar which can be customized with a huge array of options – everything from body shape to eye color to shoes – and then start chatting.
The app offers the ability to connect with your friends on Facebook, or invite friends directly, but also offers the ability to chat with new friends.
I’m sure many-a-tear was shed in October 2017 when AOL announced its famed Instant Messenger app would shut down for good at the end of the year.
There are still some worthwhile services available.
Rawr is a free service, however, there is the option to buy items in the "mall" which allow you to customize your avatar even further.