Review: Meebo – Web-based IM Client

#Updates: Sometimes meebo gets blocked in office! In that case try following sites which offers similar functionality like meebo!

After posting about different PC-based multi-protocol messenger, its time to turn to web-based multi-protocol messenger. Unfortunately at the time of writing this post i don’t hv many to review.
I know only one of its kind – meebo & don’t feel we’ll ever need to find another.Meebo is a web based IM that lets you log into your IM networks (e.g. GoogleTalk, Yahoo!, MSN, AIM, ICQ, Jabber) from any computer with a browser and internet connection with no firewall issues. It employs technologies (like AJAX) to make it act more like a desktop application, which dramatically improves usability. Many users enjoy the benefits of a native DHTML application, as it does not consume as many system resources as a Java applet (such as ICQ2Go or Yahoo Web Messenger).Moreover u can create a meebo ID, so just type ur user-ID & password once n log into all ur fav messenger.

For publishers, there is a thing called WIDGET that u can directly paste on to ur site code so u can talk to ur site visitors directly!!! U can see live example of this just check-out my sites lower-right corner!

So wat r u waiting for. just meebo

As meebo is web-based it is 100% platform independent!!! At the time of writing this, it does not support following browsers:
IE 7.0 Beta & Beta 2 and Opera 8.53

Q: Supported Browsers???
A: Internet Explorer 5.0+, Firefox, Safari, Slimbrowser, K-Meleon, and Camino

Q: BandWidth Requirement???
A: Higher bandwidth will be better for use but meebo will show-up on dial-up too.(tested)

Q: Charges, Membership Fees?
A: Its free & open-source. Also ads-free!


Rahul Bansal August 18, 2006

To: Gautam Goswami
Thanx dude for highlighting a useful feature of meebo!
I really appreciate ur comment n find its best comment ever posted on my blog!!! šŸ™‚

Gautam Goswami August 18, 2006

Meebo is certainly a boon for all compulsive chatters. And the fact that it does not install any application into the machine makes it absolutely priceless. At my office, use of all messengers is banned ! . But now thanks to meebo, we can chat away to glory without even the slightest of guilt in mind. After all we are not going against the official policy šŸ™‚

Anonymous August 25, 2006

Great story, i love it, we use to use meebo in the office here but that has been banned, we now use a similar product called

Its pretty much the same as meebo but works through browser popup windows rather than having all the chats in the same window.

Anonymous August 29, 2006

Kool IM is pretty cool.

Anonymous August 30, 2006

i have to agree, koolim is really neat, they need more servers though!

Anonymous October 3, 2006

Yea, I like

Rahul Bansal March 18, 2007

@All Anonymous
Thanks guys for koolim!
I also found iloveim!

Anonymous April 17, 2007

Great post,

KoolIM allows you to access Instant Messenger at work or school. Check out the KoolIM Web Messenger

You can access MSN web Messenger and Web MSN

You can access AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo and other web messengers directly from your web browser.

Rahul Bansal April 19, 2007

Koolim is kool! But apart from server problem meebo is best in this race!
By d way thanks for elaborating more on koolim! šŸ™‚

Guys do post any other alternative if you know! Thaks in advance! šŸ™‚

WeBuzz June 2, 2010

If meebo or other web IMs are blocked, you can try WeBuzz.IM ( ), another new web instant messenger.