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

chat file icon.chat - Online chat configuration file

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Software that works with chat file extension

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CHAT file extension - Apple iChat file

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 Apple Mac OS X iChat for one of its files.

The default software associated to chat file type:

Apple iChat icon

Apple, Inc. logo Apple 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. logo Mac 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 CHAT files:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to open this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not meant to be opened or viewed directly. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

For general information try to look at:
Identifying unknown file formats

How to convert file with extension CHAT:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to convert this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not in formats, which can be converted. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

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

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X 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).

  • Others chat file

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

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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