Instantbird runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms.
Please see the minimum system requirements needed to run Instantbird.
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As Instantbird is an open source project, you can freely download the source code and modify it.
Support for many languages will come in the next releases. Want to help?
- New features:
- Proxy support: you can now use HTTP or Socks proxies.
- Typing notifications: you can see when the person you are talking to is typing.
- Automatic Reconnection: when a non fatal connection error occurs (e.g. network failure), the account is automatically reconnected after a few seconds.
- Idleness: servers are notified when you are idle so that your status can be changed.
- Better handling of chat rooms: the topic of the room is displayed, the list of participants is displayed, IRC commands work.
- Findbar: It is now easy to search in a conversation, with a findbar similar to the Firefox one. A notable difference is that it searches backwards by default, so that the most recent matching messages are found first.
- Universal build: The mac binary now also works on PPC Macs.
- Updated: Instantbird 0.1.3 is now based on libpurple 2.5.2 and Mozilla 1.9.1b2.
- Improved stability: we used the crash reports that we got from the 0.1.2 release and nightly builds to fix bugs that resulted in crashes.
Read the full ChangeLog.
- The QQ protocol plugin seems to be almost completely broken in this release.
- People using a Google Talk account from Google Apps won't be able to connect it with this version of Instantbird.
- ICQ can't connect since early March 2009. This is fixed in Instantbird 0.1.3.1.
You can access the archives to download the older versions of Instantbird.