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Conferencing with Enhanced ICQ 7.5 Gets More Personal

May 04, 2011

Conferencing in the ICQ interface is about to get more personalized and interactive, as the instant messaging service provider has launched ICQ 7.5, an upgraded version of its audio and video chat services promising high-quality conversations and unlimited fun.

Designed to allow users to stay connected with friends, family and business partners anytime and anywhere, the newest version of ICQ audio and video chat now boasts greater visibility due to a full-screen mode support. With the use of GIPS technology, LSVX codec and enhanced methods of handling packet loss, jitter, CPU and bandwidth constraints, live video chats can start instantly and seamlessly from the ICQ client.

Whatever mood you’re in, your pals on the other end of the chat will know what to expect. ICQ has brought back its “Moods” feature, or small-colored icons that express and switch between 80 different icons ranging from a smiley face to a pizza.

In order to better manage a contact list, users can use new privacy icon symbols to select which contacts should be blocked, which contacts they appear invisible to, and so on. Aligned with the profile picture on ICQ contact list, the icons clearly signify who a user has selected to block and can be changed with just a click.

In case users run out of things to talk about, ICQ offers accessibility to the Online Games Center, which becomes instantly available by clicking on the online games button found at the bottom of the ICQ contact list, or in the message window. With a quick click, users will be on their way to hours of interactive gaming.

ICQ 7.5 is available to download for free at the ICQ website.

Tammy Wolf is a TMCnet web editor. She covers a wide range of topics, including IP communications and information technology. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell