WiscChat - Compatibility With Other Instant Messaging Services

This document explains how to communicate with users on other instant messaging services with WiscChat.

XMPP/Jabber Services

WiscChat uses the open XMPP (Jabber) instant messaging protocol. XMPP allows for communication between users on other XMPP services. Many organizations (including other higher-ed schools) have instant messaging services that are compatible with WiscChat.

Google Talk

At this time, Google Talk does not allow you to communicate with users from WiscChat or any other XMPP service.  Last updated: 4/10/2014.


Twitter is an [external] service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? Bloggers can use it as a mini-blogging tool. Developers can use the API to make Twitter tools of their own.

If you post to Twitter, you can use WiscChat to post to your Twitter blog.

Twitter can send messages to your WiscChat account when there are new postings. You can use WiscChat and Twitter together to follow your friends, bloggers, news organizations, political candidates, or you can have it send a message whenever someone posts something about a topic that interests you.


At this time, AOL does not allow you to communicate with AIM users from WiscChat or any other XMPP service. Last updated: 4/10/2014.

MSN, Yahoo and other proprietary services

The remaining proprietary instant messaging services do not support XMPP. If you have a need to connect to multiple instant messaging services in addition to WiscChat, we recommend that you use a client that allows you to configure all of the services at once. We recommend Pidgin (Windows and Linux) and Adium (Macintosh).

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Keywords:wiscchat jabberid instant messaging im chat talk gtalk google gmail xmpp federation aol aim icq msn twitter   Doc ID:7112
Owner:Ara M.Group:WiscChat
Created:2008-02-19 18:00 CSTUpdated:2015-02-23 12:42 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Staff, Office 365, WiscChat
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