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The xat website has evolved a lot since its creation in 1998. The timeline below provides a short summary of its history.


xat was first founded as an Image Optimizer that allowed people to convert, resize and edit their images. One of the key features of the Image Optimizer was Digimarc digital watermarking that added copyright information to images.

xat.com - 1998
xat Image Optimizer - 1998


The Image Optimizer became complex over time with more tools such as MagiCompression that can halve the size of images automatically.

xat.com - 2000


"xatShow" was invented to make image slideshows and screensavers with various effects. It also allowed Flash or Java slideshows for websites and on your TV by using DVD or CD players.

Later on, WebSpeed Simulator was created to help design more efficient web pages by previewing your web page at the speed of real world dial-up connections.

xatshow - 2001
xat webspeed simulator - 2001


The first rebranding of xat.com occurred. "xatquiz" was made to play and make your own quizzes that can be uploaded for others or burned to a DVD.

xatquiz - 2005


Rebranding occurred again with a focus on chat boxes and web gear, described as "Free stuff for your website. Get a free poll, chat, room, quiz, slideshow and room 101 for your web site or MySpace." This was considered the first introduction to chat boxes, which also included smilies. The Lobby chat room was created as the first "group".

xat.com - 2006


Lobby, Ignition, Flirt and Illusion were the first chatrooms to be created and advertised as actual groups. By late summer, xat was rebranded again to become a social network. Chat audies, the xat wiki and the community forum were introduced. Towards the end of 2007, the site was generally known for being very social through the promotion of various chats and a large growth of users.

Flirt chat group - 2007
xat.com - 2007
xat forum - 2007


The ticket system was created for users to contact xat volunteers and admins concerning their accounts. By spring, subscriptions for xats and the transfer feature was introduced. Ultra smilies and kisses were also available to subscribed users.

Towards the end of the year, the group directory & universe page listed every chat that was ever made.

xat ticket system - 2008


Powers were introduced, which lead to the creation of the trade engine and more demand for xat subscriptions. Purple was released as xat's first epic power.

Later on, Allpowers was established as a set of powers that gives you some extra abilities on the chat.

xat's first mobile platform (m.xat.com) was introduced, but was later scrapped for a mobile app instead. In September, xat officially launched a Twitter page to share news and updates.

A new security feature, account locking, was added to block any login attempts that are not coming from your home location.

Powers store - 2009
m.xat.com - 2009
xat Twitter - 2009
Xathistory-powers.png Pogledajte sve powers objavljene 2009

xat objavio ukupno 59 powers (13 limited, 45 neograničen, 1 feature(s))

Smajlili powers (14)
Limited: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Fruit, Angel, Six, Diamond, Heart
Neograničen: Anime, Sport, Costumes, Hairf, Hairm, Hands
Feature(s) (1)
Pawns (1)
Neograničen: Pink
Epic powers (1)
Neograničen: Purple
Funkcija powers (42)
Limited: Snowy, Gag, Fade, Boot, Clear
Neograničen: Stick, Count, Status, Hush, Num, Radio, Mute, Dood, Ttth, Sinbin, Guestself, Invisible, Superkick, Show, Octogram, Hexagon, Cycle, Nameglow, Square, Animate, Shuffle, Light, Blue, Green, Red, Hat, Tempmod, Nopc, Reghide, Noaudies, Mirror, Invert, Nofollow, Zoom, Mod8, Subhide, Topman


The first group power, Banish, was released in store.

In addition, xat released the supporter group power which lets you support your favourite chat group. Groups with the most assigned supporters appear at the top of the supported groups page on xat's homepage.

Supported groups - 2010
Xathistory-powers.png Pogledajte sve powers objavljene 2010

xat objavio ukupno 50 powers (18 limited, 32 neograničen)

Smajlili powers (15)
Limited: Ugly, Angry, Shocker, Adventure, Summer, Independence, Scifi, Military, Easter, Irish, Valentine
Neograničen: Fantasy, Silly, Circus, Party
Pawns (1)
Neograničen: Blueman
Epic powers (1)
Neograničen: Namecolor
Grupni powers (21)
Limited: Gkkitty, Gkbear, Fairy, Feast, Horror, Blastde, Gkaliens
Neograničen: Love, Gscol, Link, Winter, Blastkick, Bad, Blastban, Blastpro, Sea, Gcontrol, Supporter, Gline, Gkaoani, Banish
Funkcija powers (12)
Neograničen: Barge, Single, Mint, Rapid, Flag, Tickle, Tempown, Bump, Nopm, Flashrank, Tempmem, DX


Gifts were created for users to send presents and cards to other users, and being able to view them through the gift application on the chat.

Bot power was introduced for users to connect their own bot to their chatroom.

Gifts application - 2011
Xathistory-powers.png Pogledajte sve powers objavljene 2011

xat objavio ukupno 47 powers (25 limited, 2 neograničen)

Smajlili powers (26)
Limited: Newyear, Sparta, Reindeer, Snowman, Manga, Kdog, Carve, Kchick, School, Nerd, Stoneage, Flower, Candy, Beach, Work, Wildwest, Outfit, Sins, Unwell, Hero
Neograničen: Peace, Punch, Kpeng, Dance, Space, Zodiac
Pawns (1)
Limited: Gold
Epic powers (1)
Neograničen: Gback
Grupni powers (12)
Limited: Spooky, Matchban, Spaceban, Gkpanda
Neograničen: Santa, Mazeban, Bot, Snakeban, Banpool, Animal, Rankpool, Announce
Funkcija powers (7)
Neograničen: Dunce, Away, Silentm, Zap, Events, Music, Spin


Facebook login was available during this time that showed a Facebook icon next to your homepage. However, this was scrapped later on. Account authentication was also made available for more account security.

Furthermore, the xavi feature was added to create custom face avatars, allowing for more customization through a selection of different head shapes, hairstyles, eyes etc. and games such as doodlerace, matchrace, snakerace and spacewar were released for even more entertainment.

EveryPower was made, giving you a ruby pawn if you have at least one of each power that xat has released but it was later changed to an Emerald pawn.

The auction system was finally made for users to bid for unique identification numbers (IDs) and powers.

Xavi application - 2012
Xathistory-powers.png Pogledajte sve powers objavljene 2012

xat objavio ukupno 48 powers (30 limited, 17 neograničen, 1 feature(s))

Smajlili powers (34)
Limited: Quest2, Claus, Treefx, Vampyre, Drop, Clockfx, Pony, Poker, Kpig, Aliens, Olympic, Whirlfx, Drip, Vortexfx, Kbee, Nursing, Fuzzy, Blobby, Ksheep, Kat, Movie, Carnival, Kduck, Spy, Can
Neograničen: Glitterfx, Quest, Speech, Moustache, Jail, Spiralfx, Monster, Heartfx, Magicfx
Feature(s) (1)
Grupni powers (8)
Limited: SpaceWar, MatchRace
Neograničen: Lang, SnakeRace, DoodleRace, Gsound, Reverse, Codeban
Funkcija powers (5)
Limited: Burningheart, Zip, Pulsefx
Neograničen: Typing, Topspin


xat's website was revamped using the Bootstrap framework, which is the most popular HTML, CSS and JS framework.

Due to the strong diversity on the site, the translate system was developed on the wiki so that users of all cultures and languages can understand each other better.

xat.com - 2013
Xathistory-powers.png Pogledajte sve powers objavljene 2013

xat objavio ukupno 56 powers (28 limited, 28 neograničen)

Smajlili powers (42)
Limited: Hogmanay, Celebrate, Winterland, Blackfriday, Froggy, Piracy, Halloween2, Scary, Ani1, Eggy, Kdemon, Kangel, Fruities, Romance, Cuboid, Cactus, Wedding, Hair2f, Seaside, Kcow, Kfox, Eggs, Spring, Stylist, Kheart, Makeup, Eighties, Kmouse
Neograničen: Toys, Noel, Autumn, Weather, Sticky, Marriage, Phasefx, Fourth, Germ, Super, Sketch, Hands2, Kmonkey, Zombie
Grupni powers (6)
Neograničen: Zwhack, Redirect, Darts, Switch, Hearts, Vote
Funkcija powers (8)
Neograničen: Badge, Kickall, Slotban, Statusglow, Led, Nuclear, Foe, Xavi


The default smiley bar and free smilies were updated, giving a new stylized and fresh look.

Classic and new xat smilies - 2014
Xathistory-powers.png Pogledajte sve powers objavljene 2014

xat objavio ukupno 50 powers (29 limited, 21 neograničen)

Smajlili powers (41)
Limited: Holidays, Reveal, Gamefx2, Blueoni, Creepy, Trickortreat, Ksun, Kmoon, Chocolate, Bird, Instruments, Blubunni, Coolz, Cutie, Ballfx, Gamefx, Hamster, Coffee, Springy, Butterflies, Snail, Tongues, Luck, Cupcake, Ladybug, Arachnid, Farm, Cooking
Neograničen: Lunar, Icebucket, Jump, Magic, Winner, Rocks, Worldcup, Dreams, Easteregg, Bitefx, Random, Sweetheart, Divorce
Epic powers (1)
Neograničen: Statuscolor
Grupni powers (4)
Neograničen: Manage, Summerflix, Eventstats, Springflix
Funkcija powers (4)
Limited: Yellowcard
Neograničen: Size, Pcback, Naughtystep


The ME power was established for more customization through users' xatspaces with almost no xat branding and much more CSS space.

Choirhug was released as xat's first hug power, an animation clip that can be sent in the main chat or private chat.

Mobilebeta allowed users to participate in the testing of the mobile version of xat for Android devices, but it is now just a regular smiley power.

Choirhug - 2015
Xathistory-powers.png Pogledajte sve powers objavljene 2015

xat objavio ukupno 50 powers (36 limited, 14 neograničen)

Smajlili powers (40)
Limited: Ornaments, Beautifly, Tigers, Witch, Allhallows, Kstar, Roosters, Kandle, Glob, Reaper, Planets, Lions, Transport, Poke, Microbe, Shells, Vacation, Aquatic, Ceebear, Gothic, Aliblue, Shinobi, Floral, Eco, Beastie, Clouds, Tv, Birthday, Valfx, Amore, Jewelry, Retro, Egyptian
Neograničen: Precious, Me, Balloonfx, Pets, Mobilebeta, Easterlove, Oids
Epic powers (2)
Limited: Big
Neograničen: Redcard
Grupni powers (1)
Neograničen: Backup
Funkcija powers (4)
Neograničen: Ranklock, Nick, Supercycle, Offset
Hug powers (3)
Limited: Fireworkshug, Sleighhug
Neograničen: Choirhug


Both android and iOS apps were released in the app stores, providing a mobile platform for xat with features such as notifications from private chats, favorite groups, power store and more.

The community forum was updated with a new modern look featuring better notifications, a user club feature, a bug tracker and much more.

To celebrate xat's 10th anniversary, over 600 limited pawns became available as well as 42 free new smilies.

xat mobile app (iOS & Android) - 2016
Xathistory-powers.png Pogledajte sve powers objavljene 2016

xat objavio ukupno 50 powers (35 limited, 15 neograničen)

Smajlili powers (19)
Limited: Sparklefx, Gobble, Cadet, Elephant, Kwolf, Summerland, Worm, Animegirl, Koala, Onion, Caterpillar, Mining, Lovemix, Paints, Ricebowl, Electricity, Masks
Neograničen: Comics, Earthday
Epic powers (3)
Neograničen: Nameflag, Namewave, Namegrad
Hug powers (24)
Limited: Battle, Christmix, Funfair, Graveyard, Boo, Fall, Meow, Popcorns, Aprincess, Tooth, Diva, Chores, Mom, Fools, Ebunny, Patrick
Neograničen: Fireworksfx, Tropicalxmas, Classic, Ten, Summerhug, Songkran, Easterland, Lovehug
Jinx powers (4)
Limited: Spacejinx, Eggjinx
Neograničen: Hangjinx, Jumblejinx


xat Facebook was officially launched, a project ran by volunteers with help from the community. The idea was for it to be the opposite of xat's twitter, posting more interactive posts and updates around the whole community.

HTML5 chat development started, a change that was necessary due to Flash quickly becoming obsolete.

xat Facebook - 2017
Xathistory-powers.png Pogledajte sve powers objavljene 2017

xat objavio ukupno 53 powers (33 limited, 20 neograničen)

Smajlili powers (34)
Limited: Xmasfactory, Kxmas, Fitness, Yoga, Plants, Skull, Owlie, Firefx, Nightmare, Cuticorn, Kloud, Minimon, Ghostmon, Splashfx, Drawn, Eggie, Hedgehog, Ribunny, Anichick, Foolsday, Toad, Spacefx, Mousie, Kgiraffe, Lovemix2, Mountain, Kaoears
Neograničen: Puppy, Travel, Fiesta, Broadcaster, Fishbowl, Neon, Lovefx
Pawns (1)
Neograničen: Ruby
Group powers (1)
Neograničen: Superblastban
Function powers (8)
Neograničen: Goodfriend, PCBR, Mark, Flgpwn, Silentban, Sline, Rapidreason, X2D
Hug powers (9)
Limited: Halloscroll, Octo, Kveggie, Kawaii, Earth, Lovetest
Neograničen: Flaghug, Xmasscroll, Wish


The HTML5 beta chat was released to the public, which compared to Flash has a significant decrease in lag and features such as browser notifications, a new power view, an edit dialog with a live preview and much more.

xat uvedene super powers, koje su setovi sadašnjih powers treba da napravi kolekciju. Kolekcija vam daje mogućnost da koriste stare tematske pawns. Superanime je bio prvi super collection power.

Later on, a new web interface was released on xat's homepage and on HTML5 chats that gave xat a new modern look.

By late 2018, Appbot power was released to allow users to create custom applications and games to run in the chat, through the new Canvas application on HTML5.

xat HTML5 chat - 2018
xat.com - 2018
Xathistory-powers.png Pogledajte sve powers objavljene 2018

xat objavio ukupno 48 powers (27 limited, 17 neograničen, 4 kolekcija/kolekcije)

Smajlili powers (33)
Limited: Kactus, Snowflake, Wigs, Kcar, Glasses, Gorilla, Gesture, Suspense, Slimefx, Ktree, Raccoons, Glitch, Portalfx, Koffee, Baghead, Guineapig, Kitcup, Birdie, Hippos, Patrickfx, Accessory, Illusionfx, Nuts, Dragons, Sqanimal
Neograničen: Swordfx, Piggy, Muertos, Eyeeye, Money, Seasons, Bestfriend, Samba
Grupni powers (2)
Neograničen: Rankscroll, Superblastkick
Funkcija powers (6)
Neograničen: Appbot, Faceoff, Opacity, Pcplus, Hats, Botstat
Kolekcija/kolekcije (4)
Superxmas, Superhalloween, Supersummer, Superanime
Hug powers (3)
Limited: Pizzas, Heartbreak
Neograničen: Cups