Windows 10: Need an IM program

  1.    03 Jul 2018 #1

    Need an IM program


    We've been using Yahoo Messenger for a while.
    But Yahoo will be shutting down the service in a couple of weeks so I need a replacement.

    I don't need anything fancy. I just need to be able to pick a contact and send text.
    And it must be free software with free service.
    I could hope for NO advertising, but that's probably asking for too much. :)
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       03 Jul 2018 #2

    margrave55 said: View Post
    We've been using Yahoo Messenger for a while.
    But Yahoo will be shutting down the service in a couple of weeks so I need a replacement.

    I don't need anything fancy. I just need to be able to pick a contact and send text.
    And it must be free software with free service.
    I could hope for NO advertising, but that's probably asking for too much. :)
    Pidgin comes to mind...Pidgin, the universal chat client
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  3.    05 Jul 2018 #3

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  4.    05 Jul 2018 #4

    @margrave55

    Here's two quick suggestions:

    Wickr Me:
    Wickr Products | For Personal, For Teams, For Enterprise

    Signal:
    https://signal.org/download/

    I like using Wickr. Both are free and both have no advertising. Or at least I haven't seen any advertising.
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  5.    05 Jul 2018 #5

    Trillian is good for just text chatting. I am not sure about video calling, etc

    Look for Trillian for Windows under DOWNLOADS once the page loads.

    Trillian | Modern and secure instant messaging for business
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  6.    05 Jul 2018 #6

    Wow it's been a over a decade since I've used trillian.
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