To day, We want to talk about Multi Platform Instant Messenger Chat Client. Multi Platform Instant Messenger sometime can be called as Multi Protocol Instant Messenger, All in One Messenger, or Cross Network Messenger. This meant with only using a single chat client or Instant Messenger tool, we can chat with different platform of Messenger Service or Messenger Protocol. We can use all at the same time using one IM Tool to chat in Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, Jabber, Google Talk, AIM, ICQ, IRC or any platform Instant Messenger Service Protocol. Because of this ability to gather all IM Service in one chat client software, we can call them as All in One Messenger or All in One Chat Client. Of course, we also need each of account of each messenger service.
Why should we use Multi Protocol Instant Messenger?
If we have more than 1 account from different IM Service such as we have Yahoo Messenger Account and Windows Live Messenger Account, then we want to make those 2 account online at the same time, traditionally, we use 2 different chat client to make it able to online 2 of them: Yahoo Account using Yahoo Messenger and MSN or WLM account using Windows Live Messenger. That would make two chat client open, and two handle those of 2 you make a double jobs. What a busy! So, We can imagine if we use 3 or 4 or more different Platform of Instant Messenger. For example We use Yahoo, ICQ, WLM, and GTalk. That make us to open 4 different chat client at the same time. It’s annoying, isn’t it?
Therefore, the Multi Protocol Chat Clients are created. Using Multi Protocol Instant Messenger, We can use all of our different account from different IM Service only at one chat client. We can handle it easy, and fast.
The Most Popular All in One Messenger
After understanding why we should use All in One Messenger, now, let us give you the most Popular Cross Network Messenger that available in the World Wide Web.
This one of the most popular All in One Instant Messenger. Digsby MultiProtocol Chat Client can be used to make IM at AIM, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, Google Talk, and Jabber. It work with Windows Operating System. What make Digsby Popular is the ability to combine Multi IM, Email Notification and Social Networking Service at one.
Pidgin Multi Protocol Messenger is the changed name of GAIM. That means GAIM is the former of Pidgin and have the same ability, just only different name but has same engine. Pidgin work with most of Platform of Instant Message Service: AIM, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, Groupwise, ICQ, IRC, MSN / WLM, MySpaceIM, QQ, SILC, SIMPLE, Sametime, XMPP, Yahoo!, and Zephyr. Pidgin also available in Portable Mode.
Miranda IM (Windows)
Miranda IM is another Instant Messenger Chat Client for Multi Protocol Messenger. Miranda IM run for Windows Platform Operating System. It supports AIM (AOL Instant Messenger), Gadu-Gadu, IAX (Inter-Asterisk Exchange), ICQ, IRC (Internet Relay Chat), Jabber, MSN (Windows Live Messenger), Netsend, Tlen, Yahoo Messenger and more. It Claimed that Miranda IM uses very little memory and is extremely fast
There are many Multi Protocol Instant Messenger aka Multi Protocol IM available in the Internet. For Example: Adium for OSX (Mac OSX), Trillian, and many more. We would update this article to discuss more about them.
Lack of Multi Protocol Messenger (Webcam Supports)
There is one thing that make us uncomfortable using All in One Messenger. For Instant Messenger supports in Yahoo Messenger, MSN aka WLM, that provide Webcam in its, Multi Protocol Messenger not supports this Webcam Viewer. Yes, We can not view our friends IM using Pidgin Adium and others All in One Messenger. Meebo, that recently added Webcam, actually, not related with Webcam of the Messenger. Its built separately. That why we cannot view Yahoo Messenger or WLM Webcam in Meebo.
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