After two years of standstill the highly expected ICQ 6 was released. Regrettably expectations of many people were not delivered and excessively many bugs did not keep ICQ 6 on user's computers too long. Initially bit by bit with the following versions and the new helpful features the usage of ICQ 6 increased frequently. The developers helped along a little bit by making live worse to alternative and older clients. The by many users missed status manager was not added till version 6.0 Build #5966.