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Instant Messaging

  • Snapchat is the fastest way to share a moment with friends. You control how long your friends can view your message - simply set the timer up to ten seconds and send.

    • July 21, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Android/iOS
  • Say “hello” to friends and family with an instant message, voice or video call on Skype for free. There’s so much you can do, right from the palm of your hand.

    • July 21, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Apple iOS
  • Download the latest version of WhatsApp Messenger for free. Enjoy texts, voice notes and free phone calls.

    • July 21, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Android OS
  • Skype allows users to communicate with peers by voice using a microphone, video by using a webcam, and instant messaging over the Internet.

    • July 20, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Mac OS X
  • Supercharge team collaboration with group chat and IM.

    • July 15, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux/Android
  • Facebook Messenger, the official Facebook app, allows you to instantly reach friends on their smart phones, feature phones or desktop computers. Also available here for iOS, and Windows Phone.

    • July 14, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Android/iOS
  • Start a free video chat, voice or text group chat with anyone on any device.

    • July 11, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Multi protocol instant messenger client.

    • July 11, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Telegram is the best alternative to Whatsapp. It’s superfast, simple and free.

    • July 7, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Multiple OS
  • There are no limits. Call and message as much as you want.

    • July 6, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Android/iOS
  • KakaoTalk is a fast and multifaceted messaging app. Send messages, photos, videos, voice notes and your location for free. Make chatting extra fun with an array of emoticons and sticker collections.

    • June 18, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
  • LAN messenger from Softros. Instant LAN messaging software for offices.

    • July 1, 2016
    • Trial
    • Windows
  • Skype is free and simple software that will enable you to make free calls anywhere in the world in minutes.

    • June 30, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Free calls, text and picture sharing with anyone, anywhere.

    • June 28, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Android
  • Like WhatsApp Web, the desktop app is an extension of your phone: the app mirrors conversations and messages from your mobile device.

    • June 28, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac
  • WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.

    • June 27, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Windows Phone
  • Send files from your PC to mobile, Facebook and Google+ friends.

    • June 26, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac
  • Pidgin is a multi-protocol instant messaging client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows.

    • June 21, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
  • Free video and voice calls, texts, photo sharing, games and more.

    • June 14, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Android/iOS
  • Free voice and video calls to anyone else on Skype, whether they’re on an Android, iPhone, Mac or PC, as well as IMs to your friends and family, no matter where they are.

    • June 7, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Android OS
  • Real-time messaging that works. Get full access to your messages and archives, upload files easily, and receive notifications whether you’re at your desk or on the go.

    • May 31, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Android/iOS
  • TeamTalk is a conferencing system which enables a group of people to collaborate and share information

    • May 24, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux/Android
  • Mumble is an open source, low-latency, high quality voice chat software primarily intended for use while gaming.

    • May 6, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
  • KakaoTalk is a fast and multifaceted messaging app. Send messages, photos, videos, voice notes and your location for free. Make chatting extra fun with an array of emoticons and sticker collections.

    • May 3, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Android OS
  • Free text messaging and free video calls with more than 300 million people. Now aslo available for Windows and Mac desktop computers.

    • April 27, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Multiple OS
  • ChatON is a global mobile messenger for various platform users in the world.

    • April 27, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Android/iOS
  • IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is a virtual meeting place where people from all over the world can meet and talk.

    • April 25, 2016
    • Shareware
    • Windows
  • LINE is a new communication app which allows you to make FREE voice calls and send FREE messages whenever and wherever you are, 24 hours a day. LINE has more than 150 million users worldwide and is used in over 230 countries.

    • April 20, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Mac OS X
  • Bleep is a fun and easy instant messaging app that is completely private. No social networks.

    • April 18, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Android
  • Combining voice and video calls in a user-friendly interface, CounterPath's X-Lite helps you seamlessly transition from a traditional phone environment into the world of Voice over IP.

    • April 5, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Mac OS X
  • Tor Messenger is a cross-platform chat program that aims to be secure by default and sends all of its traffic over Tor.

    • April 4, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Linux
  • Adium is a multiple protocol instant messaging client.

    • March 10, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Mac OS X
  • BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) is the best way to connect and share instant messages, pictures and more for free, in real time.

    • February 3, 2016
    • Freeware
    • Android/iOS
  • Trillian is a multinetwork chat client that currently supports mIRC, AIM, ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo Messenger.

    • December 29, 2015
    • Freeware
    • Mac OS X
  • Hangouts brings one-on-one and group conversations to life with photos, emoji, and video calls for free. Connect with friends across computers, Android and Apple devices. Brought to you by Google. (Replaces Google Talk)

    • November 25, 2015
    • Freeware
    • Android OS
  • Secure video calls, conferencing, chat, desktop sharing, file transfer, support for your favorite OS, and IM network

    • September 21, 2015
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • The most comprehensive gaming communications platform. Ever.

    • June 5, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Trillian helps you organize your online life with its powerful and flexible interface for IM, social networks, content syndication, the Web, and email.

    • May 27, 2015
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Free calls and messaging for the connected generation.

    • May 18, 2015
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac/Android
  • Why is TweetCaster the #1 Twitter app? At 4.4 stars, no other Twitter app has a higher user rating, even the official Twitter app. When it comes to Twitter apps, you have lots of choices.

    • April 22, 2015
    • Freeware
    • Android OS
  • WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messenger available for iPhone and other smartphones.

    • April 21, 2015
    • Subscription
    • Apple iOS
  • Free calls, text messages, photo and video sharing Ė one app with all the functions you need to keep in touch with friends. Use ICQ and donít worry about rates.

    • January 16, 2015
    • Freeware
    • Android OS
  • Trillian is a multinetwork chat client that currently supports mIRC, AIM, ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo Messenger.

    • December 19, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Miranda NG is a successor of a popular multi-protocol instant messaging client for Windows - Miranda IM. Very light on system resources and extremely fast.

    • November 26, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Trillian is an instant messaging app that works on phones, tablets, and desktops

    • November 17, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Android OS
  • See when your friends are online, what game they're playing, and what server they're on.

    • August 18, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • The popular MSN instant messaging client, the last version released on the 8.x branch.

    • July 4, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows
  • Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, and video chat and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application.

    • June 19, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Linux
  • Skype is free and simple software that will enable you to make free calls anywhere in the world in minutes.

    • June 18, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Linux
  • Yahoo! Messenger is fun messenger with a lot of cool features.

    • June 9, 2014
    • Freeware
    • Windows/Mac