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:


  • Service: Add service hibernation to save system resources (cb92dd7)
  • App: Add FRANZ_APPDATA_DIR environment variable to customize the app settings directory (@Makazzz)
  • Service: Added service polling debugger when starting Franz with DEBUG=Franz:Service

Bug Fixes

  • App: Update deprecated electron APIs (@vantezzen)
  • App: Fix Zoom in services (@vantezzen)
  • macOS: Add audio & video permission request for macOS Catalina (8922324) 8922324
  • Experimental: Fix Google signin (d7840ba)
  • macOS: Ask the user to move Franz to the /Applications Folder to fix read/write issues (f52ad72)
  • macOS: Fix microphone, camera & screen sharing permissions
  • Service: Add integrity checks to prevent services recipes getting lost (b2d5315)
  • Service: Fix issue with user agent override in service workers (a8dea57)
  • Service: Don't reload services after 10 minute system nap (a2aae55)
  • App: Fix "Missing Service" link (0e2c945)
  • App: Improve lost recipe connection handler (18e1da1)


  • App: Updated electron to 8.1.1 (5b00c90)
  • Translations: Improved translations. A million thanks to the amazing community. ?