Joint IM is a free Instant messaging software that uses your existing twitter account to chat with your friends.Sometimes your tweets may change into conversation between you and you friend.In such cases having those conversation in private would be better.But twitter does not provide any means to chat with friends in real time.And also in such cases your reply would be bound by twitter’s 140 characters limit.
Joint IM would be better if you wish to have a private conversation with your twitter contacts.It allows you to browse through tweets and also shows you the list of online friends with their status such as Online/Idle/Busy.Though you use twitter account to authenticate,no chat message you share does not appear on your tweet stream.
In order to chat,both you as well as your friend must have the Joint IM which can be downloaded here.Also it is mandatory that your friend must follow you back too.Just tweet the chat invite URL @your friend and he will be directed to connect with you.
Joint IM also allows you to create Public as well as Private Chat Rooms and invite your friends to join.There is no 140 characters limit when you chat using Joint IM.
You may prefer facebook,orkut,Gmail,yahoo or skype to chat.But when it comes to chat with one of your twitter contact,this would serve the need.Learn more about how to use Joint IM from here.
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