Franz 5.0.0 Beta 14

Franz is a free messaging app that combines chat & messaging services into one application. Franz currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Hangouts, GroupMe, Skype, and more.

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Franz allows you to add each service many times. This makes Franz the perfect tool to manage multiple business and private accounts all at the same time. You could even use five different Facebook Messenger accounts at once, if some inexplicable reason urges you to do so.

How do you handle my personal messages & chats?

Franz does not read anything you type, send or receive. That's between you and your messenger service. His only interest is to successfully deliver your messages. No nosing – all hail postal secrecy!

What services are supported by Franz?

Franz supports a great variety of business and private messaging & chat services like Slack, WhatsApp,WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram,Google Hangouts, GroupMe, Skype and many more.

Why build Franz

Being part of different communities often requires you to use different messaging platforms. You end up with lots of different apps and browser windows trying to stay on top of your messages and chats. Driven by that we built Franz, a one-step solution to the problem.

Why is Franz called Franz?

Franz, Franz, Franz, Franz, Franz, Franz, Franz... Easy to say, easy to pronounce and full of history. Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria had a rough time following the downfall of the Austrian Empire. Why not give someone with the presumably exceptional communication skills of an emperor a second chance?

What's New:


  • App: Add link to changelog in app update notification (2cbd938)
  • App: Add option to enable/disable spell checker (dcab45a)
  • App: Add option to mute all services in sidebar (f5a9aa2), closes #8 #162
  • App: Decrease minimum window size to 600px width (2521621), closes #239
  • App: Respect System DoNotDisturb mode for service audio (7d41227), closes #162
  • Service: Add option to display disabled services in tabs (1839eff)
  • Service: Add option to mute service (b405ba1)
  • Service: Add dialog to reload crashed services (259d40c) (dannyqiu)
  • Translations: Added new translations and improved existing ones. A million thanks to the amazing community.

Bug Fixes

  • Windows: Fix notifications on Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update) (eea4801), closes #173
  • macOS: Fix TouchBar related crash on macOS 10.12.1 and lower (9e9a2ed), closes #70
  • App: Add fallback to service menu when service name is empty (42ed24d), closes #250
  • App: Prevent app from redirecting when dropping link (811a527) (dannyqiu)
  • Support with CPU: Reduce maximum CPU usage (64ad918), closes #314
  • Hosted Services: Do not strip www from custom service Url (a764321) (BeneStem)
  • Services: Fix onNotify in service API (b15421b) (dannyqiu)
  • Sidebar: Fix tabs reordering (86413ba) (josescgar)

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