Trillian (software)

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Trillian is a proprietary multiprotocol instant messaging application created by Cerulean Studios. It is currently available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, and the Web. It can connect to multiple IM services, such as AIM, Bonjour, Facebook Messenger, Google Talk (Hangouts), IRC, XMPP (Jabber), VZ, and Yahoo! Messenger networks; as well as social networking sites, such as Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn, and Twitter; and email services, such as POP3 and IMAP.

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Developer(s)Cerulean Studios
Initial releaseJuly 1, 2000; 22 years ago (2000-07-01)
Stable release(s)
Android6.4.0.20[1]  / 28 April 2021
iOS6.4.20[2]  / 6 January 2021
Linux6.3.0.1[1]  / 27 May 2020
macOS6.4.0.3[1]  / 16 December 2020
Windows6.5.0.17[1]  / 10 August 2021
Web6.4.6[1]  / 10 December 2020
Preview release(s)
Android6.4.0.19[1]  / 21 April 2021
iOS6.4.20[1]  / 21 December 2020
Linux6.1.0.5[1]  / 27 February 2018
macOS6.4.0.2[1]  / 8 December 2020
Windows6.5.0.16[1]  / 29 July 2021
Written inC++[citation needed]
Operating systemWindows and later, MacOS, Linux, Android, iOS, and Web app
Available inEnglish
TypeInstant messaging client
As of2021-02-11

Trillian no longer supports Windows Live Messenger or Skype as these services have combined and Microsoft chose to discontinue Skypekit.[3] They also no longer support connecting to MySpace, and no longer support a distinct connection for Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo! Mail although these can still be connected to via POP3 or IMAP. Currently, Trillian supports Facebook, Google, Jabber (XMPP), and Olark.

Initially released July 1, 2000, as a freeware IRC client, the first commercial version (Trillian Pro 1.0) was published on September 10, 2002. The program was named after Trillian, a fictional character in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.[4] A previous version of the official web site even had a tribute to Douglas Adams on its front page.[5] On August 14, 2009, Trillian "Astra" (4.0) for Windows was released, along with its own Astra network. Trillian 5 for Windows was released in May 2011, and Trillian 6.0 was initially released in February 2017.[6]