Download and Install ICQ for Windows

ICQ an early instant messaging app was very popular in the early part of the century. The rise of other IM apps such as Facebook Messenger, What's App, Instagram, and others have decreased ICQs popularity. However, ICQ is still out there being updated and used every day. If you want to use it on your Windows PC follow these step-by-step instructions (and please forgive us for the outdated images).

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Navigate to the ICQ Download Web Site

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Ready to download ICQ? This step-by-step guide makes the process extremely simple. Navigate your Edge, Chrome, or Firefox web browser to the ICQ download web site, choose the PC version (or select another version for iOS, Android, Linux, MacOS, or Web) then click green Get ICQ for PC button to continue.

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Save the ICQ Download File

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Next, a dialogue window will appear prompting users to save the ICQ download file. Click Save to continue downloading ICQ to your desktop.

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Launch the ICQ Download File

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Next, locate the ICQ download file. Double-click the ICQ icon to begin the ICQ installation on your Windows PC.

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Accept the ICQ License Agreement

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Next, a dialogue window will appear prompting users to accept the ICQ license agreement.

These license agreements typically outline the liabilities and responsibilities of the IM client's parent company and the user is using the ​IM client software. It's recommended to read these license agreements fully before installing any software.

Check the radio box next to the statement which reads I accept the terms of the agreement to continue installing ICQ. Hit Next to continue.

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Select Your ICQ Installation Options

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Next, ICQ users will be prompted to choose your installation options.

To install ICQ using the general installation, click Next to continue. To select your ICQ installation options, click Customize Installation. Custom installation allows you to, among other items, switch your web browser search to ICQ Search.

Once you have chosen your installation options, click Next to continue installing ICQ.

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ICQ Installation Begins

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Your ICQ installation will now commence. The ICQ installation should only take a few moments.

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Finish the ICQ Installation

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Following the installation of ICQ 7, users will have the opportunity to launch ICQ 7 and add an ICQ icon in quick launch and the desktop.

Click "Finish" to end the ICQ installation.

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Congratulations -- You Now Have ICQ!

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Your ICQ download is now complete.

ICQ users can sign in to their ICQ IM client or sign up for a new account by clicking the New? Register here link on the ICQ Buddy List.