When I blogged this post 4 Chatboxes for WordPress.com blogs on March 7, 2010 WordPress.com bloggers had 4 chatbox alternatives to choose from. Since that time three chatbox options for WordPress.com bloggers have disappeared and now Meebo widget at WordPress.com will become history too.
Meebo is a web-based instant message service that lets users of major IM services chat in a browser window.
This widget will let your blog visitors chat with you privately without requiring you to give out your IM identities.
One June 4th, 2012 this is what the Meebo team reported in their blog: Google is acquiring Meebo!
All embedded Meebo Me widgets will cease to function. You will still need to remove the Meebo Me embed code from your site.
- Changing or Recovering Your Password (under Product Information)
- Deleting Your Account (under Product Information)
Meebo, the chat and publishers tools company that Google acquired for roughly $100 million, is going to see most of its products shut down next month. That includes Meebo Messenger, the sharing widgets and mobile apps. — Acq-hire Treatment: Most Products To Shut Down Soon
There has been no announcement made in the official WordPress.com blog about removing the Meebo chat widget and it’s still available in our dashboards. Inquiring minds want to know: Will there be a replacement chat widget for WordPress.com bloggers that does what Meebo did?