ICQ
ICQ
3.0.35229
2.3
0.0

ICQ overview

ICQ ("I seek you"), is a once-popular program that notifies you in real-time when friends or colleagues are online. Once they are online, you can send them messages, chat, play games, exchange files, and more.

The "New ICQ" includes:

  • Facebook Chat - Add your Facebook friends to your contact list and chat with them directly from ICQ
  • Messaging History - View your messaging history with friends directly from the contact list or the message window
  • Status Update - Update your ICQ status and post it to Facebook and twitter with a click of a button
  • Share Videos - Send your friends YouTube videos while chatting with them and easily view them in the message window

What’s new in version 3.0.35229

Updated on Jan 14 2022

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
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    ICQ qualities

    Value
    5.0
    Ease of use
    5.0
    Features
    5.0
    Reliability
    4.0
    Customer support
    4.0
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    Sid_Sid
    Sid_Sid
    May 25 2021
    3.0.32393
    4.0
    May 25 2021
    4.0
    Version: 3.0.32393
    Messaging History- really useful app for me!
    Scion777
    Scion777
    Mar 26 2021
    3.0.31744
    0.0
    Mar 26 2021
    0.0
    Version: 3.0.31744
    MacUpdate Admins - it's time to BAN this software. The U.S. gov't, the UK gov't, etc., have all said this is Russian spyware!!!!!!!!!
    Dp-G4-450guy
    Dp-G4-450guy
    Nov 24 2020
    3.0.30040
    0.0
    Nov 24 2020
    0.0
    Version: 3.0.30040
    Google now alerts you if you log in with this software as a potential security threat. About damned time.
    Gog4
    Gog4
    Oct 6 2020
    3.0.29220
    1.0
    Oct 6 2020
    1.0
    Version: 3.0.29220
    Who uses this anymore???
    Scion777
    Scion777
    Jul 12 2020
    3.0.27953
    0.0
    Jul 12 2020
    0.0
    Version: 3.0.27953
    RUSSIAN SYWARE! Do NOT use - you would be out of your mind to put this crap on your machine! Read the other reviews, read the various online reports - AVOID !!
    Derekcurrie
    Derekcurrie
    Jun 15 2020
    3.0.27790
    2.0
    Jun 15 2020
    2.0
    Version: 3.0.27790
    I personally would NOT use ICQ for professional purposes. There is plenty of evidence that Russian authorities have been able to collect data from it for prosecutorial purposes. Also, its website programming is a mess, which doesn't bode well for the app. On some Mac hardware it has a reputation for crashing. Obviously, justified paranoia will continue on into the future. - - HOWEVER: • It's entirely Open Source. • 'ICQ New', referring to the current version, offers what it calls 'End-to-End Encryption. • It's currently attempting to compete with Zoom for video conferencing. • It still Apple approved. • This version does not contain any known malware, I personally checked. • It continues to be popular on both Mac and iOS in much of the world. - - CONCLUSION: Do NOT do any critical work using ICQ. Despite its claims, don't expect it to be entirely private. ⭐ But for casual use, it continues to be fine and innocuous.
    Derekcurrie
    Derekcurrie
    Jun 15 2020
    3.0.27790
    2.0
    Jun 15 2020
    2.0
    Version: 3.0.27790
    I personally would NOT use ICQ for professional purposes. There is plenty of evidence that Russian authorities have been able to collect data from it for prosecutorial purposes. Also, its website programming is a mess, which doesn't bode well for the app. On some Mac hardware it has a reputation for crashing. - - HOWEVER: • It's entirely Open Source. • 'ICQ New', referring to the current version, offers what it calls 'End-to-End Encryption. • It's currently attempting to compete with Zoom for video conferencing. • It still Apple approved. • This version does not contain any known malware, I personally checked. • It continues to be popular on both Mac and iOS is much of the world. - - CONCLUSION: Do NOT do any critical work using ICQ. Despite its claims, don't expect it to be entirely private. ⭐ But for casual use, it continues to be fine and innocuous. Obviously, justified paranoia will continue on into the future.
    Scion777
    Scion777
    Apr 23 2020
    3.0.27060
    0.0
    Apr 23 2020
    0.0
    Version: 3.0.27060
    AVOID. WARNING. Despite several attempts to get MacUpdate to REMOVE all listings for ICQ since it became Russian spyware, they keep listing it. READ all recent technical evaluations of it so you get the picture of what is going on with this software NOW. DO NOT INSTALL!!!
    scion777-1
    scion777-1
    Dec 11 2019
    3.0.24385
    0.0
    Dec 11 2019
    0.0
    Version: 3.0.24385
    MacUpdate Admins! Did you see the news report last week REQUIRING that Russian Federation citizens install this software on their computers? It has been totally re-written by RF gov't officials and is no longer safe to use. ICQ is now MALWARE and should be delisted from MacUpdate!!!
    GianMarco.Tavazzani
    GianMarco.Tavazzani
    Nov 19 2019
    3.0.24385
    1.5
    Nov 19 2019
    1.5
    Version: 3.0.24385
    I can only share that this 'application' stopped to have a meaning like almost all the chats by the time the profiles are practically banned and there is no more any search engine to find who could match, in location, interest, school, age or whatever that can describe person BUT listen here the PARANOIDS who are SO MUCH PARANOID to 'feel safe' using u.s.a. 'applications' goes ahead the ridicolous and falls in the pathology!
    cinam
    cinam
    Nov 6 2019
    3.0.24385
    1.0
    Nov 6 2019
    1.0
    Version: 3.0.24385
    Хотите, что бы ваши данные сливались напрямую в ФСБ? И поверх самого приложения была куча не нужной ерунды? - тогда смело можно пользоваться этой поделкой. ICQ - RIP в 2010 году. ((
    zlazkow
    zlazkow
    Nov 6 2019
    3.0.24385
    4.0
    Nov 6 2019
    4.0
    Version: 3.0.24385
    ICQ is an Israeli developed software, changed few hands over time and now owned by a Russian Company. Contrary to well known spyware giants like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and many other american spy-cartels, not a single Hi-Tech software company in Russia has ever spied on anybody. The accusations posted here are false, fake. Even if some of Russian HiTech companies were involved in data mining, it was done internally in Russia, and on very specific companies, which has been very normal in the last 100 years spying on your competitors, all around the world.
    Scion777
    Scion777
    Nov 6 2019
    3.0.24385
    0.0
    Nov 6 2019
    0.0
    Version: 3.0.24385
    DO NOT USE. MacUpdate keeps listing this despite so many user warnings.
    Dp-G4-450guy
    Dp-G4-450guy
    Oct 9 2019
    3.0.23938
    0.0
    Oct 9 2019
    0.0
    Version: 3.0.23938
    Again-BEWARE. This product was exposed several times in the media as being exploited (aka spying) by the Putin-regime's government of the Russian Federation. DO NOT USE.
    Scion777
    Scion777
    Aug 11 2019
    3.0.22949
    0.0
    Aug 11 2019
    0.0
    Version: 3.0.22949
    A huge no-no! This is screaming at any user: SPYWARE! The Russian government has been shown in the press to be using this application to spy on businesses and private communications of 'important' people. DO NOT INSTALL!
    Simty
    Simty
    Apr 26 2019
    3.0.20772
    0.5
    Apr 26 2019
    0.5
    Version: 3.0.20772
    Nobody with any level of responsibility should be installing Russian or Chinese applications, it's far too dangerous. MacUpdate should help us in this regard by indicating (as best as possible) the country of origin associated with software listings.
    Scion777
    Scion777
    Dec 29 2018
    3.0.18608
    0.0
    Dec 29 2018
    0.0
    Version: 3.0.18608
    MACUPDATE ADMINS - considering how this app was mentioned in several newpaper stories of being used by the Putin regime to track/spy - shouldn't this be declared malware and just banned?
    GianMarco.Tavazzani
    GianMarco.Tavazzani
    Apr 23 2018
    3.0.14230
    1.5
    Apr 23 2018
    1.5
    Version: 3.0.14230
    Isn’t surprising to see applications (once ‘programs) fall behind the startng point at their birth, like Skype (now a not funny joke, compared at what was version 2.8)and this one, or fallen in the oblivion of a fulgid past, like Yahoo, the total disaster and failure caused by a heap of bigots who were fighting any kind of acquaintance between users (like NOW icq (I will write it again caoitalized when it will DESERVE it!) and Skype, leaving to Facebook the monopole of the socials? Now the name itself lost totally its original meaning because, even if You Seek Him,… you will never FIND him, now that any search between users is impossible! By the way, even here nobody cares about this 'fake-ICQ', such a shame for who is already disgusted by Skype's lost of any dignity!
    GianMarco.Tavazzani
    GianMarco.Tavazzani
    Apr 13 2018
    3.0.14154
    1.5
    Apr 13 2018
    1.5
    Version: 3.0.14154
    still: "An error occurred in retrieving update information. Please try again later."
    GianMarco.Tavazzani
    GianMarco.Tavazzani
    Mar 22 2018
    3.0.13754
    1.5
    Mar 22 2018
    1.5
    Version: 3.0.13754
    Facebook chat???? I don't think so; there is no way to add a Facebook contact like on Trillian!
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