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Reviews: Notes on New IM Releases, Features

Can't decide whether that hot new beta IM is worth the upgrade? Want to compare instant messengers before you decide to join up? This library features review articles on the latest IM releases, features and more.
  1. Best IM Clients (16)

Instant Messaging 2011: The Year in Review
Learn about the year's best, worst and most infamous instant messaging moments of 2011.

Review: Wrapp Makes Gift-Giving a Social Affair
Grab your mobile device and send free gift cards to Facebook friends with the Wrapp app.

Socialbox Messenger for Facebook Chat
Is the Socialbox standalone IM client for Facebook Chat worth the download? Find out what grade this Facebook Chat messenger makes in our review of the Socialbox messenger, from Zoosk, Inc., creators of the Zoosk dating website.

Readers' Choice Awards 2012: Best IM
Looking for 2012's Best IM and Chat clients? Check out what's hot in instant messaging and more for your WIndows PC, Mac and favorite mobile clients in the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards Best IM categories.

Nominate: Best IM Overall
Nominate your top three picks for Best IM Client Overall 2012 in our fifth-annual Readers' Choice Awards.

Nominate: Best IM Overall
Nominate your top three picks for Best IM Client Overall 2012 in our fifth-annual Readers' Choice Awards.

Nominate: Best IM Overall
Nominate your top three picks for Best IM Client Overall 2012 in our fifth-annual Readers' Choice Awards.

Nominate: Best IM Overall
Nominate your top three picks for Best IM Client Overall 2012 in our fifth-annual Readers' Choice Awards.

Nominate: Best IM Overall
Nominate your top three picks for Best IM Client Overall 2012 in our fifth-annual Readers' Choice Awards.

Nominate: Best IM Overall
Nominate your top three picks for Best IM Client Overall 2012 in our fifth-annual Readers' Choice Awards.

Nominate: Best IM Overall
Nominate your top three picks for Best IM Client Overall 2012 in our fifth-annual Readers' Choice Awards.

Nominate: Best IM Overall
Nominate your top three picks for Best IM Client Overall 2012 in our fifth-annual Readers' Choice Awards.

Chatab Offers IM, Browsing in One Sweet Package
New to Chatab.com Web-Based IM Client? Find out why About.com gives Chatab.com four stars in its review of the web-based IM client.

Nominate: Best IM Overall
Nominate your top three picks for Best IM Client Overall 2012 in our fifth-annual Readers' Choice Awards.

Nominate: Best IM Overall
Nominate your top three picks for Best IM Client Overall 2012 in our fifth-annual Readers' Choice Awards.

Nominate: Best IM Overall
Nominate your top three picks for Best IM Client Overall 2012 in our fifth-annual Readers' Choice Awards.

Preview: Yahoo Messenger 11
What's new with Yahoo Messenger 11? Learn the latest about the Yahoo Messenger 11 release, coming soon.

Getting Lost in Google Lively
Google Lively, a new 3-D instant messenger, brings virtual chat to a whole new level for IM users.

Yahoo Messenger 11 -- Predictions About Yahoo Messenger 11
What predictions do you have for Yahoo Messenger 11? Share what features and functions you expect to see in Yahoo Messenger 11.

Chat Roulette Nothing More Than Pornographic Romp
Chat Roulette promises fast connections and new friends, but our review finds Chat Roulette offers a more seedy web cam community than advertised.

Nine Things to Love About Windows Live Messenger 2009
Nine Things to Love About Windows Live Messenger 2009

MySpaceIM vs. FacebookIM
We test both social networking giant's instant messengers to find whether MySpaceIM or FacebookIM is a better IM client.

Slow, But Pretty: Yahoo! Messenger for Vista 1.0
Reaching new aesthetic heights as an IM client, Yahoo! Messenger for Vista 1.0 Beta looks better than ever, but does not offer much else in this current test release. With rich colors, a new interface design and a little flexibility, however, Yahoo’s most recent release is enough to make any Windows Vista user salivate.

Simple Program Makes MySpaceIM Dull
With few personalization options and a flat, gray box serving as a window to the open MySpace world, the no-frills MySpaceIM is less confident than expected.

Lively AIM 6.5 Beckons to Gen Y Users: New Beta Freshens Old Messenger
New AOL Instant Messenger Version 6.5 features new capabilities popular with younger IM users, including status broadcasting, IM to cell phone integration, more personalization and a brighter color palatte.

CNet Reviews Top IM Clients
This 2004 article compares Instant Messengers, features and other accessories.

PC World's 100 Best Products
Did your favorite instant messenger make the list of PC World's 100 Best Products of 2007? Find out in this lively article!

Best IM - 2011 Readers' Choice for Best IM
Best IM - 2011 Readers' Choice for Best IM

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