If you have ever wanted to communicate with your friends online straight from a web-browser window, this is your chance to reach this goal. A new add-on for Mozilla Firefox was released a few days ago, allowing you to implement the
famous Meebo service straight into the browser. Basically, it is just a browser add-on but it gives you the chance to talk with your Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, AIM, Google Talk, ICQ or Jabber friends without leaving the browser's window. The extension creates a new sidebar which displays all the contacts, allowing you to open a chat window with only one click. Moreover, you can drag and drop links with them quickly and easily.
Obviously, the add-on can be used without charge and installed in a matter of seconds straight from the Firefox Add-ons page. Once you receive a message from your buddies, you receive a visual notification so it works pretty nice. The add-on has only 64 KB so no matter what Internet connection you use, it will be installed in no time.
Meebo is one of the most accessed web-based chatting technologies because it provides access for most of the instant messaging networks available at this time. As I said above, it enables you to login into your MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, AIM, Jabber and other network accounts using a single instance of your browser. Nothing to download, nothing to install, just your browser, no matter which application you use.
I bet this Firefox extension will become one of the most popular add-on for Mozilla's browser because there are a lot of users out there who would prefer to communicate with their friends while browsing the web.
If you'd like to install the extension, visit this page
with Firefox and hit the 'Install Now' button.