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Google has acquired Meebo.com, is shutting it down and why I am happy they are. PDF Print E-mail
August 15, 2012

 

Google has acquired Meebo.com and has decided to shut down 99% of their products including the cloud based instant messaging client that Meebo is known for. This has probably pissed off a lot of people but I am on the other side of the track as I am quite happy that Google has decided to do this.

 

I used Meebo for around 2 years and for the most part it was a great solution and tool but they refused to ever provide an auto-login feature so after a while of dealing with that I had enough and moved to a native instant messaging client called Pidgin. Pidgin is an outstanding program and I am still using it but I wanted to take my old chat logs from Meebo and put them into Pidgin so I could sync up my IM logs. Unfortunately, Meebo also never provided a way to export your chat logs so you were essentially stuck with a walled garden when using Meebo.

 

Due to Google deciding to end production of Meebo they have provided a way for existing users to download their chat logs in a easy and simple method that gives you all of your logs in one .zip archive. This is outstanding because I have wanted my chat logs out of Meebo for over two years and finally I can actually get it all and very easily.

 

To get your chat logs out of Meebo just go to https://www.meebo.com/chatlog-download

 

Are you now or were you at one time a Meebo user, if so what do you think of Google acquiring Meebo?

Have you used the chat logs download function?

Let me know in the comments below:

 

 

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