ICQ, the classic Instant Messaging service, has launched its newest version, ICQ 5.1. The one stop service for all your communication needs.
The ICQ 5.1 version includes all of the essential communication features such as messaging with the ability to save your chat history, file transfer, sending SMS messages (in selected countries), Voice & Video chats, and an extensive directory search for meeting new people. It also provides the ability to add and communicate with AOL and AIM users. In addition, ICQ has recently introduced ICQ Phone, a new, low-rate way to make PC to Phone calls. ICQ Phone joins the multimedia feature set that includes ICQ Push-to-Talk, the ""walkie-talkie "" like service.
ICQ also includes Xtraz which allow you to send personalized greeting cards, apply custom icons to your buddies, play online games, and customize your shortcuts panel for one-click access to all your favorite features. The ICQ Xtraz platform enables ICQ to present users with a selection of new services as they are created, without the need for you to download a new client. ICQ Xtraz also supports the creation of new ICQ features that can be built separately from the core ICQ client and then delivered and automatically updated over time. The new interface is clean and intuitive, so you can start chatting quickly and easily.
Users now have more options to customize ICQ 5.1's newly designed interface. ICQ tZers allow users to send short flash animations to their Contact List friends as well as newly designed boyz and girlz skins and emoticons to add more personality to their messages.