When you cannot download an IM client, web messengers are a great, web-based alternative for keeping in touch with friends and family. Unlike other multi-protocol IM clients, web messengers require nothing more than a screenname to your favorite IM and a web browser.
The 12 exciting web-based chats reviewed here offer great user experiences, each unique to their audience. But, which web messenger is best for your needs?
Read on to discover which web messenger is best for your use, whether at home, school, work or on a public computer, where download is not possible.
Just like AIM, AIM Express web-based chat client offers access to your friends on AIM, Facebook Chat and ICQ. The only difference is you can keep in touch with this light, fast web messenger application without a download. Also includes access to AIM Lifestream, for quick access to Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, Buddy icon support, and more.
Even as an independent web messenger, Chatab.com is a powerful, exciting IM client and web browser all-in-one. In addition to support for AIM, Gtalk, ICQ, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, users can also use Chatab's integrated web browser to search the web while chatting with friends.
Once only a prominent mobile IM client, IM+ Web Messenger is the new sister product of SHAPE Service's IM+ client. With support for AIM, Facebook Chat, Gtalk, ICQ, Jabber, MySpaceIM, Windows Live Messenger, and Yahoo! Messenger, users can send and receive IMs and maintain multiple accounts.
As the recipient of three 2010 Reader's Choice Awards, you better believe Nimbuzz's web messenger is a real winner. In addition to chatting with friends and family on Facebook, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ, AIM, MobileMe, Google Talk and more, users can also share files, too.