Web Based IM with Meebo

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Can’t use your favorite IM tool because of a pesky firewall at your place of work? Kyle points me to this web app, Meebo which appears to be in the alpha phase, but worked fine for me. It allows you to sign in to one of several popular IM services and use a rich web-based client.

So if your worksite allows you to browse the web, you can also chat.

Here’s a screenshot of a section of the login page.

Login Screen

According to the site, passwords are encrypted with 1024-bit RSA keys. Below is a screenshot of a Yahoo Messenger session. Notice the nice transparent effects when highlighting a profile.

Meebo in action

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54 responses

  1. Avatar for anonymous
    anonymous January 12th, 2006

    really old news dude...

  2. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked January 12th, 2006

    How old?

  3. Avatar for Person who uses punctuation.
    Person who uses punctuation. January 13th, 2006

    Is old news necessarily bad news? And, anyway who comments on a blog when they already know something? If that's the case most people would have to spend all their time online tagging up a bunch of blogs, telling bloggers that their sites are stale. Of course, if you don't know much, then this doesn't take very long. I can only assume that Mr. anonymous (is that French?) is of the latter persuasion.

  4. Avatar for Anonymous
    Anonymous January 13th, 2006

    It's at least a few months old, probably older. Definitely cool though.

  5. Avatar for Oubliette
    Oubliette January 17th, 2006

    IM over AJAX

  6. Avatar for sophia
    sophia May 24th, 2006

    meebo is filtered at my school

  7. Avatar for G3MMA
    G3MMA June 21st, 2006


  8. Avatar for Lucia
    Lucia June 21st, 2006

    There are a couple of ways to get on meebo and other instant messenger sites www35.meebo.com is one site another is anther one is these lead you to meebo and then you can sign in from there if you want to go on some other site go on www.ftunnel.com and type in the sight you want and it will take you there :) hope you fine this informatio useful bye xoxo ps yopu can also go on e-messenger.co and messengerfx.com if the other sites dont work for instant messenger. i have plenty more waysthey are just a couple of them.

  9. Avatar for alisha
    alisha June 28th, 2006

    iv tried all the above ways to get into msn coz my school has blocked it and none of thm are working.cn u plz giv me some more suggestions?

  10. Avatar for MARTIN
    MARTIN August 4th, 2006

    HOLA!!! Soy de Argentina y sabia usar el Meebo para hacer un poquito de chat en el laburo, pero me lo han bloqueado!!! seguro que es por se categoria messenger,, mi consulta es la sig, habra otro programita que pueda evadir estas politicas de seguriar??? hasta las pag anonym estan bloquedas!! que hijitos de su mama!!!! porque por ahi podia entrar con alguna de esa pag, jejejej. weno cualquier dato que se aporta se les agradece muchisimooo!!!
    adios adios.

  11. Avatar for sian
    sian September 5th, 2006

    meebos been blocked on my computers at school >:( ive tried goowy and iloveim too and deyve bin blocked oh and webmessenger lol help ?!

  12. Avatar for ruthie
    ruthie September 12th, 2006

    there are other meebo-like sites such as:
    hope this works.. :)

  13. Avatar for Duke
    Duke September 20th, 2006

    Lots of people ask my oppinion about who is the best in instant messaging.
    Here’s my 2 cents:
    1. http://www.meebo.com ( alternatives http://www.meebo.us

    2. http://www.imunitive.com
    (alternatives- http://www.imunitive.co.uk )
    3. http://www.imhaha.com
    - supports QQ as a bonus-( alternatives-
    4. http://www.e-buddy.com
    (alternatives - http://www.e-buddy.us)
    5. http://www.koolim.com (strong newcomer) -(alternatives- http://www.koolim.us)
    6. http://www.goowy.com - ( alternatives-http://www.goo... , http://www.goowy.info ,
    7. http://www.mabber.com ( alternatives-http://www.mab... )

    8. http://www.wablet.com ( really strong competitor for the first places-still in Alpha) - ( alternatives- http://www.wablet.us

  14. Avatar for Tegan`
    Tegan` September 20th, 2006

    The new msn is www14.meebo.com =D
    come visit me on my space www.myspace.com/shortie_no1
    YAY bye 4 now!!

  15. Avatar for darren
    darren September 20th, 2006

    they r all blocked in my freaking stupid uni...any other ways,please??

  16. Avatar for zoe
    zoe September 28th, 2006

    hope this works 4 u but its been blocked at my skool

  17. Avatar for praveen
    praveen October 30th, 2006

    Hi Everyone,
    Could you please let me know if you have any websites whe re I can use messenger from a diff webesites.
    Thank you
    P.S: Lucia I am expecting a lot from you.

  18. Avatar for Hollie
    Hollie November 19th, 2006

    Hiya every1

  19. Avatar for linnie
    linnie November 22nd, 2006

    does anyone know any other meebo sites

  20. Avatar for balu
    balu November 22nd, 2006

    I think it is great

  21. Avatar for duke
    duke December 8th, 2006

    Probably the best proxy:

  22. Avatar for rondine
    rondine December 21st, 2006

    eu sou dmais

  23. Avatar for GABRIEL
    GABRIEL December 22nd, 2006


  24. Avatar for roxy
    roxy January 5th, 2007

    can make a myspace IM on meebo cause i cant download it but i would liek to use it adn it would help if u have it on meebo,,thnkx xoxo

  25. Avatar for amri
    amri January 8th, 2007

    nice one

  26. Avatar for joanna harrison
    joanna harrison January 9th, 2007


  27. Avatar for honey
    honey February 8th, 2007

    ppl all these website's are blocked in ma uni so shoot out more if u know any

  28. Avatar for Mark
    Mark February 15th, 2007

    I am 16 and i am in sixth form and our school network is horrible. They block everything. And things that arn't blocked by school are blocked by our local council. Its so annoying. Even this Meebo won't work. Someone in sixth form got mozilla firefox on the computers which doesn't have the school blocker on but still has the county council one on. So does laptops. I use my laptop at school and i have got it connected to the wireless internet in school and it still has the stupid council blocker on. Its so annoying. We can't do anything.

  29. Avatar for candy
    candy February 25th, 2007

    hoe can i get on ebbo at my college its blocked :( xxxxxx

  30. Avatar for clumsy101
    clumsy101 February 27th, 2007

    this is a proxy try it it works for me


  31. Avatar for supercj
    supercj March 1st, 2007

    my school admin hasnt been able to blow this website yet.

  32. Avatar for charlotte
    charlotte March 7th, 2007

    i think all schools are gay every thing you go on they always find out and it ends up blocked an it is rele rele gay i think they should just let us go on it coz at the end of the day it int rele erting ne one is it but does any one no any more plz

  33. Avatar for calvin
    calvin March 28th, 2007

    My school has all of the above blocked. Anyone have anymore? The only ones that arnt blocked dont work like that wablet is down.

  34. Avatar for Linzi L
    Linzi L April 23rd, 2007

    O.M.G this is sooo annoying, i've tried everything to get past the filters on the school computers and nothing, and i mean NOTHING, works!!! Can anyone help??

  35. Avatar for nancy
    nancy May 18th, 2007


  36. Avatar for MARIA
    MARIA September 19th, 2007

    excelentes ayudas thaks !!!!!!!

  37. Avatar for TonyStar
    TonyStar October 3rd, 2007

    I believe the reason why the other sites are blocked at school because the websense category "Instant Messaging" is filtered.
    So, anything that has a category of IMs is blocked!

  38. Avatar for aimee
    aimee October 9th, 2007

    At the school I attend we have a program on our computer that is able to watch what we do inside and out of school.
    Meebo was working for me for a while because I had a proxy for it, but now it says page can not be displayed.
    It did this last year too and over the summer was fixed.
    I know multiple websites, but either the can not be displayed page pops up or it is blocked.
    They seem to be getting blocked because other people see we are on them and then they tell their friends and it gets around.
    So, they become blocked.
    So, I'd highly advise if you do find a site that works, to not tell a lot of people. For it will be blocked a lot faster that way.

  39. Avatar for Jase
    Jase October 16th, 2007

    i agree with aimee, the only one that works for me is
    dont leak it plz
    it may not connect for some people but its still another site

  40. Avatar for tiago
    tiago October 25th, 2007

    flash based webmessenger and more...

  41. Avatar for Hana
    Hana November 4th, 2007

    I've got a problem with the internet in my school. They blocked everything! I tried to use https://wwwm.meebo.com/ or https://wwwl.meebo.com but it doesn't work.....
    For www.koolim.com, it works but always error... not really good to use! i need to log in again and again . so many times! its terrible....
    Can anybody advise the web messager which i can use without any problem? :))))

  42. Avatar for Mee
    Mee December 9th, 2007


  43. Avatar for asdg
    asdg April 17th, 2008

    unable to log on to the meebo, due to firewall.

  44. Avatar for Rachel
    Rachel June 3rd, 2008
  45. Avatar for Jessssssssi
    Jessssssssi June 26th, 2008

    Help, i need to get on msn at school jessica.

  46. Avatar for amy
    amy July 22nd, 2008

    for thoughs of you who cant get on facebook try
    accidently discovery brillant

  47. Avatar for vam
    vam September 16th, 2008

    nothing is working for me ... kindly suggest a little faster site.

  48. Avatar for Sanjay Shiwakoti
    Sanjay Shiwakoti October 14th, 2008

    Try https://imo.im
    Completely secure and Little hard to block

  49. Avatar for joe
    joe October 23rd, 2008

    help me! Try having a security man walk around while on computer and firewalls

  50. Avatar for MOOKIE YUH GIRL
    MOOKIE YUH GIRL November 26th, 2008

    do u know any proxies to get on this?

  51. Avatar for Kioshi
    Kioshi February 25th, 2009

    well it seems that they have beaten us due to the fact we are all on different servers, mine for instance i am able to still go through the https://www.ztunnel.com which allows you to travle into the messengers BUT they waTCH YOU

  52. Avatar for slackfoomaster
    slackfoomaster December 19th, 2009

    ok I am using firefox and i am trying to use meebo. The only thing I am having trouble with is getting the myspace chat to work, all the other instant messengers are working fine. Help please...

  53. Avatar for joshua krueger
    joshua krueger February 2nd, 2010

    do any of you know a website that i can get to my myspace on that schools cant block?

  54. Avatar for KarooLark
    KarooLark August 28th, 2011

    A simple and efficient web messenger for Gtalk/MSN/Yahoo!/Facebook/AIM/iCQ, it is fast and stable.