Raise a glass – today marks the official release of Trillian 5 for Windows! With a beautiful new interface, vastly improved social integration, cloud-based chat history, and our recently unveiled “continuous client” feature keeping you synchronized between devices, there’s never been a better time to use Trillian. Even cooler?
Trillian is going free for desktop and mobile, starting today with Trillian 5!
Themes, an awesome activity history viewer, and all the rest of Trillian’s great features will now be available to everyone! This is an exciting step forward and means our users will always experience the best products we have to offer. To continue to reward our amazing paying customers, Trillian Pro will carry on as a way to contribute to our development efforts directly, hide ads across all versions, and unlock the ability to store your chat history online. We hope you’re as excited as we are and will continue to support Trillian and spread the word!
The free versions of our mobile products are not live yet but we are working on finishing them up right now. We’ve put a brief Q&A together below with additional details – happy chatting, and thanks for using Trillian!
What’s going free? All previous Trillian Pro features: the ability to sign in from multiple locations, themes, the activity history viewer, and every other minor feature previously available to Pro subscribers only! We are also hard at work on free versions of all mobile editions of Trillian, which should be making their way to an app store near you shortly.
How will the new Trillian Pro service work? Pro service can be purchased yearly. We’re setting the price at $12 per year, or basically a dollar per month. As long as your account is a valid Pro account, you won’t see advertising on any platform and can store your chats online. However, if you’ve already purchased Trillian 5, you’ve been grandfathered into Pro! See the question below for the details.
What happens to me as a paid Trillian 5 customer? You’ve been automatically grandfathered into the new Trillian Pro. You shouldn’t see any advertisements (ever!) and chat history storage should be unlocked in preferences (for as long as you use Trillian 5). Thanks for your support!
What happens to me as a paid Trillian 4 customer? You can continue to run paid copies of Trillian 4 without seeing advertisements. Thanks for your support!
What happens to me as a paid mobile customer? You will continue to receive free software updates and will not see any advertisements, but storing your chats online will only be available if you upgrade your account to Pro status. Note that you can still take advantage of synchronized chats. Thanks for your support!
What happens when my Pro membership lapses? Advertisements will return, but you’ll always have read and delete access to the chat history you’ve already generated. In addition, all desktop versions of Trillian store chat logs to disk locally, which will continue to populate. The conversations on any of your desktop computers will be retroactively uploaded as soon as you renew Trillian Pro.
How will advertising work? We’ll be utilizing standard advertisement solutions on the mobile side, and have created beautiful ad units on the desktop side. Desktop ads are organic members of your chat window – meaning they scroll away naturally – and do not animate, do not play sounds, and can be hidden on an individual basis.
We hope you enjoy the new Trillian!