MXIT is an instant messaging program that runs on cellular phones and up until recently, also runs on PC. Just like Mxit for mobile phones, Mxit PC allows users to send and receive one-on-one text and multimedia messages to and from other users, and in chat rooms. Even when you don’t have friends of MXit, it also supports gateways to other instant messaging platforms such as MSN Messenger, ICQ and Google Talk hence you will still be able to communicate with your friends on those platforms. MXit does not charge for one-on-one messages however, your mobile operators may charge a small fee for data usage.
Mxit was originally released as a mobile phone Instant Messaging application that supports quite a number of mobile phone manufacturers hence are available on a variety of phones like Apple iPhone (via the iTunes App Store), Android, BlackBerry OS and Windows Mobile devices and just like the mobile phone version, Mxit requires JAVA Runtime Environment to be able to work properly.
Part of what makes Mxit great is that it features some of the standard functions seen in a modern instant messaging client, such as a contact list, file transfers and integrated photo sharing system that utilizes a cellphone’s built-in camera. Profile photos, tabbed conversations and message formatting are also supported.
While using Mxit, you can add contacts by simply entering their mobile phone number or a username and as a user, you are able to change your availability and mood in the menu on the client. You can equally make use of a common chat room and show more expressions by using emoticons.
Mxit PC Download and How to Get it to Work
There are numerous ways to get MXIT PC working. This section will outline the things you need to do:
The base for running MXIT on your computer is a program called mpowerplayer. But before you get to installing mpowerplayer, you need to install Java Runtime Environment (JRE) onto your computer. New versions of the JRE come out all the time but you can download the latest version from this link: http://java.com
Depending on the operating system your PC is running on, click on the appropriate link to download and install the Mxit software application.
Get chatting with Mxit v. 1.3.1 on your Mac. Download and install Adium
Stay in touch even when you are away from your phone, with Mxit EVO PC v. 1.3.1.
Use Mxit v. 1.3.1 from your Linux desktop. Simply download Pidgin and sign in using your Mxit username and password.
Note that you can equally add Mxit to your website and chat with your visitors in real time by embedding the Mxit Web Chat in your website or blog.