Last Updated: October 12, 2015 3

Installing and Signing Up With

Found In: Instant Messaging is an instant messaging system that allows you to reconnect with old friends and make new friends quickly and easily. ICQ is meant to sound like “I seek you”. This is supposed to summarise the aim of – finding other people to network with. It is free to install and easy to use, even if you are a beginner with a computer. It is innovative and can do many things, such as IM and voice chat. Once you have you will be able to start getting the idea of why it is such a popular program.

Installing on your computer

The first step is to install on your computer. There are a few basic steps that you can follow in order to achieve this.

  • The first step is to decide for yourself if this is really the chat tool for you, or if there is something that will suit your needs better out there. The best way to do this is to browse reviews about and compare it to reviews about other messaging systems. I think that you will quickly realise that is one of the best that you could possibly choose.
  • The next thing to do is to go to, the webpage for If you are unable to click on the link to access the website, simply copy and paste it into your URL and press Enter. This will bring up the homepage for the site. To the left of the page and a little bit down from the top you will see a yellow button that says Download ICQ Version 7.7 for Windows (15 MB). This is what you should click on. There are also several other download options. You can for example download “Web ICQ” or “ICQ Mobile” for a number of different phones. To find these other options hold your mouse over the “Downloads” icon on the toolbar at the top of the webpage.
  • Then you will have to choose the language that you would like to use. has English set as the default, a safe assumption as you are viewing the website in English. However if you would prefer another option, there are many to choose from. Scroll through until you find the language that you want, and then click on it.
  • Once you have chosen the language, click on the “Download” link on this page. This will take you to the Downloads page. Again you will have to click on the “Download” link you see here if you want to continue.
  • You will then be given the option to run the file or save it to the hard drive. Click on the “Run” option to continue.
  • If the installer asks for security clearance, grant it.
  • Then you simply have to follow the steps that in the installation wizard in order to successfully install on your computer.

Signing up on the website

In order to use you will have to sign up on the website. Here are the instructions about how to do this:

  • To go to, the webpage for If you are unable to click on the link to access the website, simply copy and paste it into your URL and press Enter. This will bring up the homepage for the site. At the top right of the screen you will see “Login/Join ICQ”. Select the “Join ICQ option by clicking on it.
  • You will then be taken to a sign up form that you will have to fill in. Start by filling in your first name and your last name in the fields that are provided. Then enter a valid email address that you use fairly often. Your email address is needed so that the verification email can be sent to you and so that you will be able to access your account if you ever forget your password. Then decide on what password you would like to use on the site. Type it in once, and then retype it in the next field in order for the system to check it. Remember that the password you choose should be something that is easy for you to remember. At the same time it should also be something that other people will not easily be able to guess. Think about this carefully. Fill in your date of birth and specify your gender. The last step is to enter the verification code that exists to make sure that you are human. Enter the words that you can see and press enter, or click on the “Join ICQ” button, which is yellow and can be found at the bottom of the sign up form.
  • Once you have done this you will receive an email notification at the email address that you specified during the sign up process. Click on this link. If you are unable to click on the link simply copy and paste it into the URL.

It is simple, easy, and free to join and once you have done so you will have the freedom to connect with all of your long lost friends as well as all of the friends you have made in recent times. This is by far one of the bets instant messaging systems that can be used for you to keep in touch with those people you care about, and using this system is very easy. Anyone can figure it out! The installation process may be a little bit much for internet novices, but I promise that you will still be able to manage with a little guidance or help. If you need to ask someone to help you, then do so! There is no shame in asking for help, and it means that you will be able to start connecting with other users as quickly as possible. You can’t lose much by giving it a try, so why not download the application now?