Abbreviated IM, a type of communications service that enables you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet, analagous to a telephone conversation but using text-based, not voice-based, communication.

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Are there any Jabber (XMPP) apps out there that support jabber conferencing?

I've tried several, and so far I can't get one that will just work with my work jabber + conferencing (jabber 'rooms'). They all seem mostly clunky. Does anyone have a rec that has worked well for ...
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Can I make eBuddy be the default instant messanger?

Was wondering if anyone knows of a way to make eBuddy be the default instant messenger. I'm running on a Galaxy S Captivate. When you click on a contact's icon, it pops up a little toolbar with ...
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WhatsApp contact's icon not showing

I have WhatsApp installed on my HTC Sensation running Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread). I also have other social contact related apps such as Google Voice, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. For my Google ...
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How can I turn off Facebook IM permanently?

Since I got a new google phone (G2) the facebook app has been running constantly. I turn it off and it still is running for some reason. Not a problem except that it always looks like I'm screwing ...
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Is there an Android Equivalent to iMessage?

I don't get mobile reception at home and would love to be able to send and receive SMS either via the phone or by computer. I currently use Skype to send SMS but can't receive that way. I have tried ...
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Why does AIM need my phone number? And why can't it find it?

The stock IM application has been complaining that it "can't access my phone number" when I try to connect to AIM. I've been able to connect when I'm using a wireless connection a few times, but never ...
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How to use XMPP/Jabber while switching between networks?

When running a Jabber client what happens (or what should happen) when switching networks (or when losing connectivity and the GSM/UMTS modem reconnects)? Can a mobile Android Jabber client (e.g. ...
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How can I use Enter to send from a bluetooth keyboard?

I just purchased a Logitech K760 Wireless keyboard for my Nexus 4. I have the keyboard paired properly to my phone, but I am unable to send from the keyboard, when sending IMs via Facebook, Skype, ...
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How can I get the QuickContactBadge to show an action for sending Instant Messages?

I'm wondering if there are any instant messaging apps which link to contact data fields and use intents to add a Send Instant Message action to the QuickContactBadge shown in many places when clicking ...
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Google Hangouts keeps history regardless of settings

I use Hangouts to chat with friends. As I don't want to keep history, I set it to be turned off. So whenever I chat, in the input line I see a constant message of "History is turned off". However, ...
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Why can't I stop people from inviting me to group chats on kik?

Someone has been harassing me on kik all week by continually adding me group chats that I did not ask to be part of. The person is blocked, but they are still able to add me to group chats against my ...
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Is imessageonandroid.com really an iMessages app for Android or is it Scam?

I saw on a website that they have an iMessages app that lets you text iPhone user for free just like it is for an iPhone user texting another iPhone user. Do you use our own number, or do you have ...
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How can I chat with BlackBerry users?

Is there an app that lets me chat with BlackBerry users just by adding their PINs? Something that simulates that my Android phone belongs to the BlackBerry network? I know there are multiplatform ...
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Is there a way to share OTR keys between different applications?

I have IM+ pro installed on my phone and purchased the OTR upgrade. On my linux laptop I have pidgin installed and the OTR plugin active. I set both XMPP resources - laptop and nexus - to the same ...
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Is there a multi-protocol chat client that doesn't require a separate account?

I use Pidgin on all my desktop computers because it's completely cross-platform (even Linux) and really like it. Unfortunately they don't have a mobile app. Is there a mobile chat client that allows ...
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I can't create Viber shortcuts in the Home Screen

I've set up shortcuts to chats with certain contacts in Whatsapp and I wanted to do the same with Viber, but when I go to "Personalize" -> "Shortcut" -> "Viber" it doen't work as expected. One of 2 ...
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Is Android messaging like iMessages?

Does Android have free texting like the iPhone? If I'm texting to another Android user, will it be free like it is for iPhone users, or will I have to pay for the messages? I'm new to the whole ...
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Common messenger app for phone and PC [closed]

Is there a way to do messaging on my PC and my Android? In other words, using either has the same contacts and you can see the same messages in both places?
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WhatsApp Group Chat: restrict posting to admin-only

Is there any option in WhatsApp that restricts posting messages to admin only? Others should not able post, but they should able to read the post.
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Still visible after I deleted my WhatsApp account

I've deleted my WhatsApp account according to the official instructions. Unfortunately I'm still visible to my friends and they can still send me messages. But with a deleted account that shouldn't ...
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Client-side encryption of messages across apps

Is it possible to encrypt any message (part) across apps? I'd want client-side encryption using pgp keys (asymmetric public/secret) integrate into multiple apps (like WhatsApp, GoogleTalk, ...), ...
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IM+ Disable status string

How to disable status string "On Android with IM+" when using IM+ for skype? I do not want to show that I am away from PC.