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Chat & Instant Messaging (114 programs)

  1. WhatsApp Messenger

    2.22.17.22
    • 4.2
    • (65538 votes)

    A free messaging app for everybody

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    Platform
    android
    PROS: Doesn’t strain battery or data connection, Easy to set up, Syncs with your phone number, Can send and receive multiple file types, Automatic backups
    CONS: Backup function is a security risk, WhatsApp Web has limited functions
  2. TextNow

    22.6.0.0
    • 4
    • (2686 votes)

    A free phone service app for Android

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    android
    PROS: Free text and calls across Canada and the US, Easy-to-use interface, Can sync across multiple devices, Earn international credits by watching ads
    CONS: Below average call quality, May experience calls dropping, Can lose phone number due to inactivity, Might receive scam calls
  3. Hangouts

    41.0.411169071
    • 4.2
    • (1281 votes)

    Google’s app for video chat and messaging

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    android
    PROS: Easy to use, Synced to Google account, Cross-platform communication, Supports high definition video
    CONS: Collects user data, Lower quality video than competition, At least one user must have an account
  4. WhatsApp Business

    2.22.17.21
    • 4.3
    • (1325 votes)

    Free App for Business Management

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    Platform
    android
    PROS: Free to download and use, Unique way to do business
    CONS: Mobile number required for sign up, A bit limited in its scope
  5. Omegle Chat

    1.0
    • 4.2
    • (1874 votes)

    Anonymously chat using this free app

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    android
    PROS: Free app, No requirement to reveal identity, No need to set up a user account, Text and Video Modes are available, No leaving home to socialize
    CONS: Contains explicit adult content, Easy access for minors, Controversial due to sex crimes, Avenue for cyberbullying
  6. Telegram

    8.8.6
    • 4.2
    • (3589 votes)

    A privacy-focused free messaging app

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    Platform
    android
    PROS: Has a secret chat feature, Provides complete web-access, Features a customizable interface, Offers a self-destruct function
    CONS: Does not encrypt all messages
  7. Friend Search for WhatsApp

    13.8.5
    • 4.2
    • (737 votes)

    Free Software for Social People

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    android
    PROS: Free to download and use, Works quickly and reliably
    CONS: Contains pop up ads, Only for WhatsApp users
  8. Messenger Text and Video Chat for Free

    358.0.0.0.92
    • 4.2
    • (27341 votes)

    The free messaging app from Facebook

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    Platform
    android
    PROS: Great group chat options, Dark mode, Customizable chats
    CONS: High demand on your device
  9. GBWhatsApp

    4.1.0
    • 4.2
    • (860 votes)

    Make WhatsApp even better

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    android
    PROS: Has better search function, Maintains WhatsApp's interface, More emojis and stickers, Can add lock to app
    CONS: Can be difficult to set up, Ads are intrusive
  10. WeChat

    8.0.19
    • 4.2
    • (1261 votes)

    Holistic social networking app

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    Platform
    android
    PROS: Create group chat with up to 500 members, Free HD video conference calls, Have fun playing games and reading articles, Efficient mobile payment service
    CONS: Unavailable for some countries, Loose privacy settings
  11. imo free video calls and chat

    2022.07.2051
    • 4.2
    • (14522 votes)

    Free calls, videos, and live stream

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    Platform
    android
    PROS: Lots of features, Live stream, Gamification features, Big in some countries
    CONS: Doesn't look great, Many features are unnecessary/repetitive, Live stream options vary in quality
  12. LINE

    12.6.1
    • 4.1
    • (2704 votes)

    Fun WhatsApp alternative that lets you make calls and chat for free

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    android
    PROS: Good call quality, Group chat with up-to 100 people, Wide selection of emoticons, Works across mobile and desktop platforms
    CONS: No option to delete contacts
  13. WhatsApp Beta

    2.22.16.3
    • 4.4
    • (1025 votes)

    Free WhatsApp beta version

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    android
    PROS: Dark theme feature, Offers call waiting support, Provides more control in the new groups’ privacy settings, Fixed bugs that make battery drain faster
    CONS: Beta version is only available for Android users
  14. Google Chat

    2021.07.25.389793603.Release
    • 4.5
    • (68 votes)

    Google’s chat and collaboration tool for teams

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    android
    PROS: Good integration with other Google apps, Accessible via mobile, computer or web
    CONS: How many Google chat apps do we need?, Cannot assign tasks to chat participants
  15. OmeTV

    605047
    • 4.1
    • (2428 votes)

    Start Some Video Chats With OmeTV

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    android
    PROS: A quick way to start a video chat., Free membership and no ads to distract you.
    CONS: Some may prefer established social media such as Facebook., In-app products will require payment.
  16. imo Lite

    9.8.000000012577
    • 4.3
    • (392 votes)

    Free lightweight instant messaging app

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    android
    PROS: Less storage space consumption., Lag-free communication, Free access to all features, Compatible with all networks
    CONS: Limited to sending texts, calls, and files, Limited customization options, Lacks user-generated stickers
  17. imo beta

    2022.05.3132
    • 4.3
    • (366 votes)

    Try new IM features for free

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    android
    PROS: Early access to new features, Compatible with all networks, Lag-free communication
    CONS: Sends only texts, calls, and files, Lackluster customization options, Lacks user-generated emoticons
  18. imo plus

    9.8.000000011374
    • 4.2
    • (474 votes)

    Free instant messaging app

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    android
    PROS: Lag-free voice and video calls , Unlimited access to all features, Compatible with 2G, 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi
    CONS: Limited to sending texts, calls, and files, Limited customization options
  19. BOTIM - Unblocked Video Call and Voice Call

    2.7.7
    • 4.3
    • (119 votes)

    Free messaging system alternative

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    Platform
    android
    PROS: Free voice and video calls, Video conferencing supports up to 500 participants, File transfer, Encrypted voice and text messages
    CONS: Calls often get disconnected, Noisy connection, Poor battery optimization, Can cause overheating
  20. IndyCall

    1.9.1
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    Free calls to Indian numbers

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    android
    PROS: Free calls to any Indian numbers, Allows international calls, Does not require both lines to have the app, Easy to use
    CONS: Sometimes fail to connect to a call, Sometimes used for spam calls, International calls only work for the USA and Canada

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