A chat file extension is related to the iChat software. A .chat file contains data.

There is one other file type using
the CHAT file extension!

empty icon.chat - Online chat configuration

Detailed description

Software that open chat file

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CHAT file extension - Apple iChat data

What is chat file? How to open chat files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

chat file icon: chat filetype icon

The chat file extension is  also used by the iChat, a communication client for Mac OS X operating system.

The .chat file contains some kind of data.

Most likely some old format without support. No further information could be found.

This chat file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open chat file:

Apple iChat icon

Apple, Inc. logoApple iChat  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

iChat is instant messaging client distributed with Apple Mac OS X. iChat is able to send text messages as well as video chatting. iChat uses own XMPP-like protocol, but it is also able to use AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, MobileMe, Google Talk protocols.

Mac OS X icon

Apple, Inc. logoMac OS X  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

OS X or Mac OS X is Unix-based operating system developed by Apple Inc. for Macintosh computers. It contains basic core applications for everyday use, such as Finder basic file manager, Safari for Internet browsing, QuickTime for video, iTunes for managing audio data and iPod, iOS devices management , iMessage instant messaging, Mail, Contacts, Calendar and many more.

The latest version 10.11 of OS X is called El Capitan. It is available to purchase on Mac App Store as well as is distributed with new Mac computers and notebooks. It includes features to improve the security, performance, design and usability.

OS X operating system was replaced by new macOS in 2016!

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .chat file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .chat file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open chat file, edit chat file, convert chat file, view chat file, play chat file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with chat file - Apple iChat data

Click on the software link for more information about Apple iChat. Apple iChat uses chat file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with chat file by default:
Apple iChat small icon Apple iChat
Mac OS X small icon Mac OS X

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