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6. The Internet > 6.7. Other Instant Messengers

Other Instant Messengers

Windows Messenger is just one of the many free instant messaging programs out there. This section tells you where to get the others and how to use them.

Downloading Other Instant Messengers

Windows Messenger suffers from the same problem as its competitors: You can pretty much only use it to communicate with other people who use the same instant messenger program (Windows Messenger does also let you chat with folks who use MSN Messenger). To communicate with the broadest range of people, one option is to download multiple instant messengers. You can run several IM programs simultaneously without worrying about technical conflicts. These are the ones with the biggest audiences; the last one runs across all the messenger programs:


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