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Between Skype, Facebook messenger, AIM, Gtalk, MSN Messenger, and many others, we're spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing an IM service. However, because not everyone is going to pick the same service and many IM clients are built into other services, like Facebook and Gmail, it's impossible to just stick with one client or service. Luckily, there are IM aggregator clients that will allow you to sign into multiple services at once, making it easier to keep track of all your chat windows and contacts. Check out '10 Instant Messaging Aggregators' for some of our favorites.
There are dozens of popular instant messaging services and social media chat networks out there, and it can be hard keeping a dozen different IM clients online just to keep tabs on what your friends and contacts are saying. IM aggregator clients allow you to keep tabs on different IM networks via a single program or web app. Here are a few good IM aggregators for users of desktop, tablet, and smartphone devices.