University of California, Riverside

Instant Messaging @ UCR

IM Clients

What Is an IM Client?

Instant Messaging programs, called "clients," are a convenient way to connect to UCR's instant messaging system on personal computers. Clients are software that is downloaded and installed to the computer, and provide a number of benefits such as chat logging and customizable, easy-to-use interfaces. If you are not able to install software on your computer, however, C&C provides a web-based IM client.

Which Client Should I Use?

Computing & Communications officially recommends using the Spark IM client, but also supports using Pidgin on Windows & Linux and iChat on the Mac. Other clients that support the XMPP/Jabber protocol may also work, but C&C does not support them.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Instant Messaging @ UCR
Computing & Communications Building

Tel: (951) 827-4741
Fax: (951) 827-4541