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How to Sign Out of Facebook Messenger
Learn how to log off Facebook Messenger and stop receiving instant messages from social networking friends on your iPhone or iPod Touch, plus set when you receive IM alerts, get help for your app and more.
8 Sites to Have Video Chats
Looking for free webcam sites? Check out my picks for the top 8 places to chat online with your webcam and microphone.
Are You Using one of Top 12 Free Private Chat...
Looking for a free private chat room? Check out 12 free private chat room providers to create chatrooms and communicate with friends and family.
How to Sign-In to Yahoo Messenger
Ready to sign in to Yahoo Messenger? In order to complete the Yahoo sign in, you need an ID and password. Find out more about getting signed in to Yahoo in this illustrated tutorial.
How to Use Yahoo! Chat
Discover a bounty of new friends and chat experiences in Yahoo! Chat.
How to Signup and Start Chatting with Nimbuzz
Want to get a new Nimbuzz account? Learn how to sign up for a new Nimbuzz account. Page 2.
How to Add Accounts to Messages for Mac
Messages for Mac includes support for Google Talk accounts, allowing you to send and receive instant messages with friends using Gtalk. Learn how to add this and other IM accounts in this illustrated tutorial. Page 6.
Top 10 Screen Name Generators on the Web
Looking for a great screen name generator? Check out my top picks for the 10 best screen name generator sites on the Web.
The 7 Best Free Chat Rooms on Instant Messenger
Chat with new people, find romance or love, or meet new local friends using these IM-based chatrooms.
What You Need to Know to Get Started with...
Chat with friends on Google Talk right from your computer's desktop.
How to Sign Up for Windows Live Messenger
Ready to sign up for Windows Live Messenger? In this illustrated tutorial, learn how to sign up for an account and how to use the Windows Live Messenger sign in.
How to Sign In to Google Talk's IM Client
Ready to experience Google Talk? Learn how to sign in to the Google Talk IM client and start IMing the Google way.
This Trick Instantly Deletes Your Facebook Chat...
Learn how to delete Facebook Chat history from your instant messaging windows with this simple tip.
How to Find Chatrooms on Yahoo Messenger 11.5
Meet new friends and discuss a variety of topics with Messenger's Yahoo Chat feature.
How to Download Yahoo Messenger 9.0 in 9 Easy...
Find the old version of Yahoo Messenger 9.0 for download to your Windows PC for free.
How to Access Your Facebook Chat History
Want to access your Facebook Chat history? From moderate access on your profile to free Facebook Chat log applications, we're exploring all the ways to read your Facebook Chat history.
8 Types of Guys You Meet on Grindr
There are lots of guys on gay apps, but few categories worth dating. Learn about the 8 types of men you're likely to encounter.
What is Badoo?
Want to meet new people? Badoo is a chat and social networking site for people looking for new friends and potential dates. Free to join and always exciting. Learn more about Badoo in this beginner's guide.
A Simple Guide to Installing and Using Facebook...
Want to turn off Facebook Chat on your iPhone or iPod? Learn how to go offline on your Facebook app with this brief illustrated tutorial. Page 5.
Get Audio, Video Chat in Gmail
Using Gmail video and audio chat is simple and only takes minutes to get started. Follow these three steps to video or audio chat with friends using Gmail.
How to Use OkCupid IM
Need help with the OkCupid instant messenger? Learn how to use all the OkCupid IM features in this brief illustrated tutorial.
How to Download and Setup Kik App on Your...
Start chatting with friends! Sign up for a free Kik account to connect now.
Need Help Singing into eBuddy Light? Here's How...
The eBuddy Lite login is the first thing mobile users will see when launching this mobile web instant messenger.
How to Block Users on Facebook Chat
Need to turn off Facebook Chat, blocking all incoming messages? Learn how to block messages from all Facebook Chat users in just two simple steps. Page 2.
Everything You Need to Know to Get Started with...
Register to use the Badoo chat and social networking site, and start meeting new people online in minutes. Includes instructions for Badoo for Android, iPhone and mobile web services.
How to Send Free Text Messages with Gmail
Want to send text messages free of charge? Sign onto Google Talk and send Want to send text messages free of charge?
Everything You Need to Know to Use Yahoo's...
Ready to login to Yahoo Messenger Web? Grab your Yahoo ID and password and learn how to use the Yahoo Messenger Web login with this brief, illustrated tutorial.
Top 12 Web Messengers
Web messengers are a great way to keep in touch without a download, but, which one is best? Check out my picks for the top 12 web messengers online.
What is #ff on Twitter?
What is #ff on Twitter? Curious Twitter users and Average Joes alike can learn what is #ff on Twitter with this handy little guide.
How to Login to AirG
Ready to start using AirG? Learn how to use your AirG login, and what to do if you lose your AirG login and password.
The Complete Guide to Smileys on Facebook
Convey feelings and add context to your instant messages with these 26 Facebook Chat emoticons.
Sign Up for a Free eBuddy Account
Are you an eBuddy user yet? Sign up for a free eBuddy account.
How to Download Kik for iPhone, iPod and iPad...
Chat with friends, send YouTube videos and more when you download Kik to your Apple device.
How to Use Facebook Chat
Facebook Chat settings include the ability to prevent someone from sending you instant messages in the future, once a block is enabled. Page 7.
How to Download Badoo App for Android on Google...
Learn how to download Badoo for Android, create your new profile and start meeting people and dates for free in your area on your Android device.
Badoo Online Guide for Beginners
Learn how to find friends and romance partners with Badoo search.
How to Download Google Plus App for iPhone/iPod...
Want to view or upload photos with Google Plus for iPhone and iPod Touch? Learn how to access these features on your device in our illustrated tutorial for instant messaging users. Page 8.
Trying to Find Real People in Yahoo Chat Rooms?...
Want to find Yahoo chat rooms with real people? While navigating through all the bots can be tricky, you can still find real people in these Yahoo chat rooms.
Everything You Need to Know about Buying Badoo...
What is a Badoo Credit? What are Super Powers? Learn more about them and how both can lead to meeting more people on the Badoo chat and social networking service.
How to Download iChat's Replacement, 'Messages...
Messages will replace iChat as the native instant messaging application for Mac OS X Mountain Lion. OS X Lion users can get a sneak peek and download Messages for Mac beta using this illustrated tutorial.
Jack'd Stands Out Among the Crowded Gay Apps...
Whether you want to meet for friends or for fun, Jack'd is the finest gay app available to smartphone users today.
Everything You Need to Download, Install and...
Get your own free Facebook Chat download for your Android phone or device and start sending instant messages with the Facebook Messages app.
How to Locate IM Chat Logs on Your Computer
Want to know how to find IM logs on your computer? This easy guide shows you were to look for read the chat logs for all the users on a computer.
How to Access AirG Chat on the Computer
Browse profiles and talk with AirG Chat users on your computer with this simple tutorial. W
Meet More People in MySpace Chat Room
Join fellow MySpace friends and users in MySpaceIM Chat Rooms.
The 10 Best IM Clients with Facebook Chat Access
Looking for a good IM client to use Facebook Chat off the site? Go beyond the social network and your web browser and check out these recommendations for the best IM clients for Facebook Chat.
Having Problems with Facebook Chat? Here's the...
Is Facebook Chat not working properly? Unfortunately, Facebook Chat problems are common and can get pretty annoying for people who like to chat with their friends online. Learn how to combat Facebook Chat problems with these spot on solutions.
Did You Know You Could Chat with Google Plus?...
Want to learn how to use your Google+ buddy list to send and receive IMs? Learn how to use the new Google Plus chat feature in this illustrated tutorial.
Delete Your Kik Account on Android
Removing Kik from your Android device and deleting your account takes just a few steps.
How to Chat with Online OKCupid Users
Want to find out if an OkCupid user accepts instant messages? In this tutorial, learn how to search and find online users for chat and more. Page 3.
Want to Find Chat Rooms on AIM? Here's How
Looking for your AIM Chat Rooms? AOL has moved your favorite AIM Chat Rooms from its website and AIM client to AOL Desktop. Learn where to find AIM chat rooms with this handy tutorial.
How to Get Started with Facebook Chat on Your...
Connect with social network friends with instant messages and video on Facebook Chat.
Trying to Find iChat for Windows? Read This
Looking for iChat for Windows? Check out our 5 iChat for Windows alternatives.
An Easy Guide to Creating Your Own Google Chat...
Use Party Chat to launch your own chat room in Google Talk.
These Are the Best Chat Rooms for Moms and Dads
Looking to chat with other moms? Check out the top 7 Mom chat rooms.
Launching Free Video Chats on IM
Looking for free video chats? Check out this exciting list of free video chats on IM clients.
Badoo for Mobile Web
Sign in to Badoo's mobile web chat and social networking service to meet new friends and dates in your area without even downloading an app.
Everything You Need to Know to Unlock the Full...
Need help with Yahoo Chat? Whether you are a beginner or veteran chatter, you will find the latest hints, tips and tricks for Yahoo Chat right here.
How to Create a Perfect Screen Name
From screen name generators to creating lists of your three favorite things, come read and share ideas for how to create the perfect screen name.
Get More Out of Windows Live Messenger
New to Windows Live Messenger? Whether you have been using Windows Live Messenger for years or are just getting started, these top tips and tricks will have you mastering Messenger in no time.
How to Use Chatville Facebook App
New to the Chatville Facebook App? Learn how to use Chatville on Facebook with friends, family and strangers.
An In Depth Look at Yahoo Chat Rooms Directory...
What's inside the Yahoo Chat rooms directory? If you are new to Yahoo Chat, learn what you'll find in the Yahoo Chat rooms directory in this illustrated guide.
Here's What the '42' Emoticon Means on Facebook
Ever wonder what the 42 Facebook emoticon means? Learn the story behind the 42 Facebook emotion and all the ways in which you can use this little icon.
Chat Roulette Nothing More Than Pornographic Romp
Chat Roulette promises fast connections and new friends, but our review finds it offers a more seedy web cam community than advertised.
Wondering What the Difference Is between Skype...
Are the Skype Premium features worth the cost? Learn more about the differences between the premium version and Skype Free before your sign up.
What You Need to Know about the Nigerian Dating...
One woman's harrowing story of falling in love with an Internet scam artist from Nigeria.
Need to Download Yahoo Instant Messenger 11?...
Want to download Yahoo Messenger 11 to your PC? Learn how to get the latest Messenger download in this illustrated tutorial.
300+ Emoticons for Instant Messaging
This library of emoticons for every IM client will teach you over 300+ smileys you can use while instant messaging.
Everything You Need to Know about Yahoo Instant...
Want to learn more about Yahoo Messenger? Check out our library on Yahoo Messenger and how you can use this IM client to meet new friends!
All About.com Tips, Tricks, and Guides to IM...
Did you know you can call friends on their phones from Google Plus Hangouts? Learn how to make free audio calls and chat with contacts in this Google Plus tutorial.
How to Use AOL Instant Messenger from Your AIM...
AIM Mail now features IM in your email inbox. Sign in to AIM in your AIM Mail.
Want to Tweet on Twitter? Here's How
Confused about how to use Twitter? Learn more about Twitter lingo and more, codes and more to make tweeting easy!
Everything You Need to Know to Start Chatting...
Get started with free voice and video calls when you create a free Fring account on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
State and Federal 'Sexting' Laws You Need to...
Looking for sexting laws and consequences? Our list of federal and state laws spell out punishments for sexting crimes.
How to Turn Off Facebook Chat
Need to go offline on Facebook Chat? This illustrated guide will show you how.
Is This the Best Free Mobile Messenger App?
Want to add Facebook Chat to Nimbuzz? Learn how to add your Facebook Chat account to your Nimbuzz buddy list in this step-by-step, illustrated tutorial.
Want to Make the Most of eBuddy Web IM? Try...
Are you new to the eBuddy web messenger? Learn more about eBuddy Web, and how you can chat on all your IM accounts at once with this exciting client.
Here's How You Can IM Without Downloading Yahoo...
Want to use Yahoo Messenger without downloading the IM client? Check out Yahoo Web Messenger, designed especially for Yahoo Messenger users.
How to Send Instant Messages from Gmail
Want to learn how to send IMs and launch webcam chats in Gmail? Now you can use Gmail to send IMs and more as easily as Google Talk users do.
A Beginner's Guide to Badoo for iPhone
Check out your profile on Badoo for iPhone and all you can do while meeting new friends. Page 2.
What is Instant Messaging?
What is instant messaging? Start here to learn a wealth of knowledge about what IM involves, how it works and how to get on your own messenger account.
Meet New Friends in Meebo Rooms
Meet new friends and more with free Meebo chat rooms.
Using Gmail Audio/Video Chat
Launching a webcam or audio chat in your Gmail inbox is easy. Requires installation of the Gmail Audio/Webcam Chat plugin.
Download Badoo for iPhone
Need help signing out of Badoo for iPhone or iPod Touch? Learn where to find and how to sign out of the app and prevent receiving any other messages until you log in again. Page 8.
Getting Started on Windows Live Messenger
Ready to download Windows Live Messenger? This guide illustrates how to download your free Windows Live Messenger software to your PC in three easy steps. The download and installation process is simple and you can use your free Windows Live Messenger software within minutes!
3 Types of AirG Chat Rooms
Looking for AirG chat rooms? Learn more about the 3 types of AirG chat rooms, and how to chat with people of similar interests.
10 Benefits of Badoo Super Powers
Did you know there is a set of premium features on Badoo? A guide to the social network's paid features to help you gain more attention.
Guide to Smileys on Facebook Chat
Are you looking for all the smileys on Facebook Chat? This guide to Facebook Chat emoticons will show those dedicated to making faces how to get the most smileys on Facebook Chat.
Using Buddy Chat in AOL Instant Messenger
Want to chat with more than one friend at a time in AOL Instant Messenger? This easy-to-use, illustrated guide will prompt you through the process of creating a Buddy Chat room.
Could Omegle Topple Chatroulette?
Omegle founder Leif K-Brooks may be helming the future of webcam chat. Check out my new interview with Omegle's chief mastermind, and why Omegle might even beat Chatroulette as the Internet's premier webcam site.
Yahoo Chat Discontinued to Make Room for New...
Yahoo Chat Rooms were discontinued on December 14, 2012, after over a decade of service to millions of users.
How to Use Gmail's Free Video Chat
Gmail users can now enjoy audio and video chat in your Gmail inbox using a special plugin from Google.
The 5 Most Popular IM Clients
Want to learn more about IM clients? These are the top 5 most popular IM clients in America, based on total users.
The Best Chat Rooms for Teenagers
While there are plenty of chat rooms for teenagers on the Internet, some are better than others. Check out our picks for some great teen chat options.
Sending Free Text Messages with Yahoo! Messenger
Want to send text messages free of charge? Sign onto Yahoo Messenger and send unlimited free text messages today.
How to Access Free Chat Rooms on Mig33
Looking for Mig33's free chat rooms? Don't miss the exciting free chat rooms on Mig33.
Yahoo! for SMS Makes IM Mobile
Want Yahoo Messenger on your cell phone? Get mobile with Yahoo Messenger for SMS and use your text messaging inbox to receive and send IMs for free.
All About Gtalk
Want to learn more about Gtalk? Check out our All About Gtalk IM Client Guide.
Free AIM Chat Download
Looking for AIM Chat? With less demand, AOL has moved AIM Chat exclusively onto AOL Desktop 10.1. Learn how to get your free AIM Chat download with this illustrated tutorial.
Looking for a Free Chat Client on Mac? Try...
Discover a bounty of new friends and chat experiences in Yahoo! Chat. Learn how to find free Yahoo Chat Rooms on Yahoo Messenger for Mac.
How to Make Free International Calls with...
Looking to place free PC-to-phone calls on Google Talk? Take advantage of free VoIP services for Google Talk with Gtalk-to-VoIP.
Free Nimbuzz Download for Windows OS
Get the latest free Nimbuzz download. Start chatting with friends and family with your free Nimbuzz download.
Installing Google Talk
Decided on trying Google Talk? This easy-to-use, step-by-step guide provides directions on how to install your new IM client.
Facebook Chat History Logger for Chrome
Want to record and view your Facebook Chat history? Learn how to log Facebook Chat history with Google Chrome web browser.
How to Video Chat on IMO Now
Have you seen IMO.im's new video chat service, IMO Now? Learn how to launch a webcam chat with friends using their new service in this brief illustrated tutorial.
Message Better with This Guide to Facebook Chat...
Want to enable Facebook Chat sounds? With this feature, users can enable a popping sound for every new Facebook Chat IM received. Page 8.
The Easy Way to Use AirG Chat on a Computer
Is the old way of getting AirG Chat on the computer not working? Learn a new, easier way to get AirG Chat on the computer.
How to Send IMs with Google Talk
Want to send IMs with Google Talk? Learn how to start sending and receiving Google Talk IMs with friends and family and discover how Google does IM.
How to Send Free Text Messages from Windows...
Want to send text messages free of charge? Sign onto Windows Live Messenger and send unlimited free text messages today.
Screenname
SN is short for screenname. Discover how to get an SN on different IM clients and how to use your SN.
How You Add Contacts in Yahoo Messenger
Once you have signed up as a Yahoo! Messenger user, ask your friends and family for their Yahoo! ID and start adding them to your Yahoo! Messenger contact list.
Wondering if There's an Adium App for Windows?...
Looking for Adium for Windows? Find an IM client like Adium for Windows today.
How to Send Pictures on Jack'd for Android
Learn how to share pictures on Jack'd, the gay app for Android, and more from About.com Instant Messaging.
How to Use Nimbuzz for Instant Messaging
Want to learn more about Nimbuzz? Discover the exciting IM experience Nimbuzz offers on Windows, Mac and mobile.
How to Access AIM Chatrooms
Like AIM Chatrooms? Learn more about how to access a variety of AIM chatrooms.
Download Yahoo Messenger for Android
Learn how to download Yahoo Messenger for Android phones and devices for free in this illustrated, step-by-step tutorial.
Top Video Chats for Long Distance Relationships
When you can't schedule a face-to-face date, these hot video chat sites and programs are the next best thing for the long distance couple.
Skype for Mac Download and Installation Guide
Navigate your web browser to the Skype web site at www.skype.com. Click Get Skype from the menu bar at the top of the page, and select Mac.
How to Quickly Clear Your Chat History on...
Need to clean up your Facebook Chat IMs? This handy illustrated guide will show you how!
Single-Protocol IM Clients
Yahoo! Messenger is the third largest IM program in the world. With Yahoo! Messenger 9.0, Yahoo! Messenger users can now IM with Windows Live Messenger users. Page 3.
Reading Old Google Talk Chat Logs
Want to read old Google Talk conversations? Check out the Google Talk chat logs for all your IM chats made on the record.
Getting Started on Yahoo Messenger for Mac
Creating a new Yahoo account takes just a few moments and gives you access to Messenger for Mac and a variety of other network services.
A Beginner's Guide to Badoo for Android
Your messages folder is where all your Badoo conversations are delivered and stored. Find out how to use your inbox to send and receive IMs.
'Slap Mobile' from Nickelodeon's 'Victorious'...
Sign Up to Get on The Slap Mobile with Tori Vega and friends from Hollywood Arts.
All About AIM: America's Most Popular IM Program
AIM is America's most popular IM program. AIM programs are free and feature IM, chat rooms, webcam chat and more.
The Awesome Social Network You Didn't Know...
Meet new friends, find dates and play games on your mobile phone with AirG.
Chatab Web Messenger
Looking for a great web messenger? Check out Chatab. Learn more about Chatab's exciting features.
Tips and Tricks: Yahoo Messenger for the Web
Looking for a Yahoo Messenger web client? Users can find an online solution for use behind firewalls at school or work with Yahoo Messenger for the Web.
Meet New Friends with ICQ Chat Rooms
Looking for exciting chat rooms? Look no further than ICQ. Check out the ICQ chat rooms and meet new people today!
What is an Instant Message?
What is an instant message and how does it work? Learn more about using instant messages effectively, how to get started and the best times to use them in this FAQs article for beginners.
How to Use Instant Messaging to Break Up
Instant messaging. Text message. Email. While it used to be taboo, breaking up with someone online is no longer such a bad idea.
Download GROWLr for Android
Meet bears, cubs and more on Android with the Growlr gay app download.
Facebook Chat History Logger for Firefox
Want to record and view your Facebook Chat history? Learn how to log Facebook Chat history with Firefox.
How to Launch Your Own Chat on Yahoo!
Want friends to see your Yahoo webcam? Learn how to invite Messenger friends to view your Yahoo webcam.
AirG Chat
What is AirG Chat? Learn more about the AirG Chat Mobile IM Chat.
Meet New Buddies in AIM Chat Rooms
Meet new friends in AIM Chat Rooms and talk about a variety of topics.
What Are the Top Android IM Clients?
Looking for the best Android IM app for your phone or device? Compare the top Android messengers, read reviews, get free downloads and more.
Download Jack'd for Android Devices
Get your free Jack'd for Android account and login to meet gay men on iPhone and other Apple devices. Page 4.
The 6 Types of IM Client Software
While you might know an IM client is required to chat with friends and family, did you know there are six different types of IM client software, each with their own respective audience? Learn your IM client type and how to pick the best app for your needs.
How to Edit Your Facebook Chat Options
Need to change your Facebook Chat settings? Follow our illustrated guide and learn how to change your personalized options.
8 Free Text Messaging Services, Apps
Want free text messaging? Here are 8 ways to send and receive free text messages on your iPhone or mobile device.
eBuddy Mobile for Beginners
Want to download an eBuddy Mobile client? Learn about the 4 types of eBuddy Mobile clients, and which one will best fit your mobile IM needs, including eBuddy for iPhone, Android, mobile phones and web-based mobile clients.
Adding Contacts on Google Talk
Need to add new contacts on Google Talk? Adding new friends and family contacts to Google Talk is a breeze and in four little steps, you will be chatting with them soon across the Google Talk network.
Download Facebook Messenger for Windows
Want to keep the conversation going after you've closed your Facebook account? Download Facebook Messenger for Windows and learn how to keep in touch with this desktop instant messenger.
How to Download the Latest Version of Skype for...
Looking for the latest Skype download? Learn how to get your free Skype download for version 5.0, with access to Facebook friends.
How to Download the Yahoo Messenger for iPhone...
Need to install Yahoo Messenger for iPhone? Learn how to download and install this IM client using our illustrated tutorial on About.com. Page 2.
Beyond the Screen: How Instant Messaging Works
Each day, millions of instant messages are sent around the world and yet we rarely stop to consider the processes which must occur to connect us. In this illustrated guide, learn how IM connects, maintains and distributes our messages.
All About AIM Express
At school or at work, AIM Express is a great way to chat with your favorite AIM Buddies without a download. AIM Express is a free, web-based IM client users can access with their AIM screenname when they are away from their personal computers and cannot access AIM.
How to Add Contacts in Nimbuzz
Need to add contacts to Nimbuzz? Learn how to add new contacts to your Nimbuzz Buddy List.
IM for Business
While there are a multitude of public IM clients, there are very few good clients for IM at work. Learn about Enterprise IMs and how they make instant messaging a great resource in the workplace.

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