Instant messaging is the process of using a computer application to send and receive messages in real time to another user. This works very similar to a conversing in a chat room, but has some different features.

There are many different Instant Messengers available for public use.

This category is for Instant Messaging Services.

Clients that offer add-ons or skins should submit their site to Add-On Software.

Webpages that focus on a particular messenger application should submit their site to the appropriate subcategory listed below. For example, sites about AOL Instant Messengers would be listed in Computers/Internet/Chat/Instant_Messaging/AOL_Instant_Messenger.

And, please refer to individual Access providers to the proper subcategory of Computers/Internet/Access_Providers.
This category lists links to software, add-ons, websites and related non-commercial products for use with AIM.

Excellent, good or very useful and primarily non-commercial sites connected with the use of AIM.

If your site is not specifically geared towards this topic, please submit to the proper category.

Submitting to the wrong category will delay and/or prevent your site from being listed in the directory.

Submission Tips:

  1. When writing your site''s title please ensure it is the same as your organization.
  2. When writing your site''s description, please tell what your site offers in a clear and concise statement without hype or promotional language.

Thank-you for your cooperation.
Sites relating to the application and associated APIs provided by Google.


ICQ is instant-messaging and chat software developed by Mirabilis, a company that is now called ICQ Inc. and is a subsidiary of AOL Time Warner. The software is free for download from the ICQ site, file archives such as CNET and other sources. ICQ Inc. claims that more than 40 million people have used the software, and its one of the most popular instant-messaging programs. The name ICQ is a play on the phrase "I seek you."
Please submit sites related to ICQ here.

If you feel it fits better in one of its subcategories then submit it there.

Jabber is an open-source IM platform. It uses an XML-based protocol, and has transparent compatibility with other messaging systems including ICQ, AIM, Yahoo!, MSN, IRC, and SMTP.
Please submit only sites related to Jabber or Jabber enabled software such as clients or utilities.
Useful sites connected with the use of MSN Messenger and Windows Live Messenger.
Please submit sites connected with the use of MSN Messenger and Windows Live Messenger.
Submit Yahoo! Messenger related sites here.