The functions of the new ICQ include the automatic conversion of audio messages into text. So far this is only available for Russian and English. The messenger also offers so-called smart replies, i.e. suggestions for ready-made text responses or sticker messages that can be selected by the user with a click or a tap of the finger.
The service offers audio and video calls with multiple participants, similar to the competing telegram, the new ICQ is also intended to support large groups with up to 25,000 members. As with Telegram, it is also possible to subscribe to and follow channels for announcements. The service should also be expandable by developers via bots and an API.