Replaced by iMessage in OS X 10.8
iChat (formerly iChat AV) is an AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), MobileMe, ICQ and XMPP client by Apple Inc. for their Mac OS X operating system. Using a Jabber-like protocol and Bonjour for user discovery, it also allows for LAN communication. iChat's AIM support is fully endorsed by AOL, and uses their official implementation of the AIM OSCAR protocol. Using a Jabber transport, iChat users may also integrate their MSN, Yahoo! and Google Talk contacts into the Jabber pane.
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Mac: Mac OS X built-in.
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- Developed by Apple Inc
- Proprietary and Commercial product.
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iChat was added to AlternativeTo byon Apr 15, 2009 and this page was last updated Mar 12, 2019. iChat is sometimes referred to as iChat AV.