Mail.Ru Group gave a new life to ICQ messenger

MOSCOW, April 6, 2020, 13:19 – REGNUM The legendary ICQ messenger, better known as ICQ, will be restarted. Mail.Ru Group announced the update of the once most popular means of communication in Runet.

So, the messenger not only received a new name – ICQ New, a new interface and visual style, but also received artificial intelligence technologies. So, for example, now in the messenger you can create group chats for tens of thousands of participants, and the maximum number of participants in group calls has been increased from five to 30 people.

Also, ICQ learned to prompt quick answers – and from single words to ready-made phrases. The technology is responsible for the neural network that was trained in the correspondence of ordinary users. Decryption of voice messages has also become available. This technology is also based on neural networks.

An updated version of ICQ is already available in the Apple app store, an Android version will be available soon.

Recall, ICQ was released by Mirabilis in November 1996. In 1998, she sold the service to AOL, and in 2010 the messenger became owned by Mail.Ru Group. In May 2017, it became known that the Group launched the new TamTam messenger for 290 million users registered on the Odnoklassniki social network. The product entered the market with the available messengers “Agent” and ICQ. In September 2019, the company announced the launch of the new corporate messenger MyTeam.

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