The ICQ New messenger is available in application stores since April 6 and can be installed by updating the existing ICQ messenger.
The new messenger is based on the original ICQ which has been updated with artificial intelligence technologies.
ICQ New offers:
- automatic decoding of voice messages,
- chatbot development platform,
- audio and video conference calls with up to 30 people.
It is worth reminding that ICQ was listed among online resources which Russian telecom operators will provide free access to.
ICQ’s new Smart Reply feature uses artificial intelligence to suggest quick responses—short phrases or stickers—based on the conversation context. If a person decides to type a message on their own, the messenger might offer replacement options for words or phrases, or suggest an emoji or expressive sticker.
In addition to a full-scale backend upgrade, ICQ has introduced a new interface and visual style.
Video conferencing apps have undergone explosive growth in recent weeks as many workers have started working from home. According to App Annie, such apps were downloaded 62 million times in just seven days from March 14-21 (up 90% from the weekly average in 2019).