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The legendary “ICQ” ICQ stops working forever

The Russian owner of ICQ announced the closure of the messenger from June 26

The Russian owner of ICQ announced the closure of the messenger from June 26

Instant messaging platform ICQ, launched in the 90s, will cease operation by the end of next month. This was announced by the current owner of the service.

As VK told Interfax, the company intends to focus on developing its own messenger of the same name. employees of the ICQ division will be employed as part of this project, as well as corporate services based on the business platform.

ICQ is expected to cease operation on June 26.

Since its launch, ICQ has provided free messaging service has released many clients over the years. Since its creation in 1996, the service belonged to the Israeli developer Mirabilis, in 1998 it was sold to the American company AOL, in 2010 to the Russian investment fund Digital Sky Technologies and in the same year, after the reorganization of the fund, it became part of the Mail.ru Group (later which became VK).

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