ICQ heeft een nieuwe alpha build uitgegeven van ICQ Lite, deze is echter nog experimenteel en soms instabiel :
ICQ Lite is pure messaging: It includes only the most popular features of ICQ, such as instant messaging, file transfer, SMS and meeting people, for super-quick communication. It is a small download of 1.7 Mb, installation is quick and easy and it takes minimal memory to run. Because it's so small and has everything good about the full-featured ICQ made easy, it's the perfect version to send to your friends and get them on ICQ. It is a new experimental version of the ICQ software and is still under development, may be unstable and is likely to contain bugs. Contains no advertising.