Franz 5.1.0

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.

142 MB
4.3 12 votes

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: Added Workspaces for all your daily routines 🎉 (47c1c99)
  • App: Added Team Management 🎉 (47c1c99)
  • App: Added Kerberos Support via Command Line Switches (#1331) (@frumania) (a1950d7)
  • App: Open changelog in app
  • App: Various small fixes and improvements


  • Translations: Improved translations. A million thanks to the amazing community. 🎉
  • App: Update electron to 4.1.4 (2604914)


  • Spellchecker: Add automatic spellcheck language detection (a5e7171)
  • Windows: Add option to quit Franz from Taskbar (8808601)
  • Windows: Add taskbar action to reset Franz window (08fa75a)
  • Context Menu: Add "Go Back" and "Go Forward" (5c18595)
  • Context Menu: Add Lookup, Search Google for (5d5aa0c)
  • App: Add --devtools command line arg to automatically open Dev Tools (84fc3a0)

Bug Fixes

  • Service: Fix unnecessary webview resize / Slack scroll issue (4b7d3e2)
  • Service: Improve focus when switching services (d130f26), closes #1255
  • Service: Fix dark mode in services (d529410)
  • App: Use system proxy for services (8ddae4a)
  • App: Fix service request url (7751c17)
  • App: Do not install App updates without user confirmation (72fcaef)
  • Windows: Fix quit app, really! (ca1d618)
  • Context Menu: Fix empty context menu item (18040d4)

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