ICQ was 20 years old
Legendary messenger ICQ celebrated its twentieth anniversary. During these long years they've gone from desktop to multi-platform messenger, offering the full range of possibilities for communication: chats and video calls to publish stories and edit photos and video with neural networks.
Igor Ermakov, head of the division Instant Messaging Mail.Ru Group:
"History ICQ is part of the history of the Internet in General; we are happy and proud to work on the development of the messenger. Now using ICQ to communicate and those who started with the desktop version of the messenger many years ago, and children that install ICQ on smartphones and tablets. For us it is a major sign that we are moving in the right direction: we will continue to increase the functionality in line with the emerging needs of users and current trends in communication".Over the past year, the ICQ team has introduced a number of important updates that reflect the latest trends in online communications. All applications received lightweight and comfortable design. Implemented the long-awaited version for Linux, as well as the new generation for MacOS. All calls to ICQ secure end-to-end encryption.
In addition, ICQ users new formats and ways of communicating. Was added to open the live chat, which can communicate simultaneously tens of thousands of people. Represents the service voice messages with speech recognition. Also, the messenger appeared "History" that allow you to create a small photo and videoscute and save them for viewing for 24 hours.
Also implemented mobile photo — and video editing using neural networks and interactive three-dimensional mask.
ICQ source code is available on GitHub for third party developers. Upgrade to ICQ was evaluated by the experts of the market of Android applications. The messenger received the award of Editors' Choice in Google Play, and the team ICQ was awarded the status of "Best developer".