No need to create a work login, or a personal login — it’s the same one used across the entire platform. With Discord, you can also turn off your mic if you’re not in the mood to talk, or just jump right into a real “chat room”-style conversation with just the touch of a button. It’s also worth noting that Discord also features apps on every major platform, including Windows, Mac OS, i OS, Android, and even Linux.
There are paid plans, and they provide a more robust experience and added storage space, but most users can get by with the free version.
Ownership of ICQ passed from Mirabilis to AOL in 1998, and from AOL to Mail. The ICQ client application and service were initially released in November 1996 and the client was freely available to download.
Users could register an account and would be assigned a number, like a phone number, for others to be able to contact them (users could also provide handles).
The UIN was invented by Mirabilis, as the user name assigned to each user upon registration.
Issued UINs started at '10,000' (5 digits) and every user receives a UIN when first registering with ICQ.