Such as with all software that we choose to download to our computers, there comes time to update it periodically, through a download that is sent directly from the company who created it (be sure to verify the company sent it to you before downloading).
Even though many of us find these updates annoying and time consuming, it is important to update your programs, especially if you are using an online program or piece of software that deals with online communication, such as the Brosix instant messenger.
These updates are important because they:
- Help fix any bugs in the program
- Enhance the software with new features
- Ensure that the most recent security issues have been fixed
- Keep the most recent version of the program on your computer for you to use
Using the most recent version of your favorite instant messaging software will ensure that you are using the best available version, so you can get your best experience.
To get news on when your software has updates available, many programs will alert you directly in the program itself, or in the notification tray if you are using windows. Additionally, other programs may send you an email to let you know that a new version is available, along with a list of the latest features included in that version.