First of all, check out the FAQ. This may answer a lot of common questions about mibbit.
- Fast lightweight client - as opposed to flash or java applets.
- Connect to multiple channels on multiple servers.
- Full utf8 support means whatever language, you can use mibbit.
- Typing notification (Users name turns red when they are typing).
- Tab completion on nicknames (Just starting someones name, and try pressing tab).
- Input history for each channel (Up and down arrows).
- Chat scrollback on join. This allows you to see some of the recent discussion in a channel so you have a clue what's going on.
- Extended whois information.
- Device identification - Wii users show up as a joystick, iPod touch show up as an ipod, iPhone as a phone... You get the idea. This makes it easy to tell why someone is typing slowly for instance.
- Parsing of links, channels, smilies, mIRC color, nicknames.
And many many more.
To get up and running with Mibbit as soon as you can, try the QuickStartGuide.
Finding places to chat
Finding interesting chat rooms can be a problem, so there's a quick and easy way to find them on Mibbit. On each of the networks we have access to, we index all the channels. To find new places to chat, just click on the 'Find channels' tab, and put in some keywords. For example 'music trivia'. Then you'll get back a list of results, with a count of how many users are in the channel, and a description. If you click on the channel title, you can join in with the chat straight away. Easy as that!
- IRC Help - An excellent resource for all things IRC
- IRC News - A daily updated source of IRC news
- Search IRC - A list of IRC servers and channels
Mibbit is in development, so if you do experience a bug, please Report it. Also, if there are any features you'd like to see, please add them to the WishList. View the Mibbit Development Blog here. If you have any general feedback, good or bad, add it to the Feedback page.
A detailed changelog can be found on the changelog page, as of March 2008 (when the embedded version was launched) changes made to the backend and gui are recorded in detail.
The changelog is maintained by XAVIER Pnolan -a former Undernet and 1SRC.com proprietor.