Download Chat - Best Software & Apps

  • WhatsApp Messenger

    2.19.69

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

    Send free text, audio and video messages from your Android phone

    8
    39001 votes
    • PROS: Lets you send photos, audio, video, location, and links, Group messaging, Works across different platforms, Support for Android Wear, Syncs with web version, Free calls, Save chats automatically to Google Drive
    • CONS: Only works if the other person has the app
  • Messenger

    205.0.0.18.110

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

    Text, voice calls, and video calls now included

    8
    15419 votes
    • PROS: Supports chats, voice calls, video calls, Support third party apps, Easy to use
    • CONS: Compatible apps require new download
  • imo free video calls and chat

    9.8.000000011461

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Another messaging app you don't need

    8
    7307 votes
    • PROS: Voice and video calls, Share photos, Group chat, Completely free!
    • CONS: Offers nothing new
  • WeChat

    2.6.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone

    The popular chat app from China gets an English version

    9
    537 votes
    • PROS: Simple and easy to use, Excellent file transfer and screenshot tools
    • CONS: No video or audio support
  • Viber

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone

    Call and text free over 3G and Wifi

    8
    3350 votes
    • PROS: Very simple to use, Notifies you of contacts who are on Viber, Decent call quality, Send photos and videos, Stickers and emoticons to liven up chats, Group messaging with up-to 100 people, Hold & Talk feature
    • CONS: You may have to convince friends to switch to Viber
  • Skype for Windows 10

    14.34.81.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Video chat, texting and instant messaging in one

    7
    1786 votes
    • PROS: Supports video chats, texting and instant messaging, High quality video chats, Automatically imports contacts from Microsoft accounts, Lots of emoticons, Free group video calls and screen sharing
    • CONS: Interface looks a bit sparse, Contacts may need editing after importing
  • LINE

    5.15.0.1908

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone

    Send messages and make free calls from your PC

    7
    5075 votes
    • PROS: Free calls and messages, Group chats, Many stickers, Minimalist interface...
    • CONS: ...that's not very appealing, You need to have the LINE app on your mobile
  • Discord

    0.295

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Chat with friends, family and fellow gamers, for free

    9
    343 votes
    • PROS: Great interface, Easy bot scripting
    • CONS: No Ctrl+F, Slow log retrieval
  • Live Talk - free video chat

    2.0.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free Video Calling Software for Smartphones

    8
    266 votes
    • PROS: This can be a viable option for those who do not wish to pay for more complicated software bundles., Not much memory will be required during the download process.
    • CONS: Some users have complained about the number of in-app purchases., The app itself is not appropriate for younger users.
  • Tagged - Meet, Chat & Dating

    9.9.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A New Social Media Platform

    9
    18 votes
    • PROS: Log in or sign up with Google or Facebook, Chat with random strangers, Learn to gain social skills, Users can be themselves
    • CONS: Needs parental guidance, Can be abused by potential predators, Additional benefits hidden by paywall, Fake users may pretend as actual people
  • Microsoft Teams

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    A Brand New Chat-Based Workspace For Office 365 Users

    8
    14 votes
    • PROS: See which team members are online and corresponding right away, Transferring files thoughts and ideas to all the team members is very easy, The meeting schedule is handy and convenient
    • CONS: One-to-one communication via the software is slower than using a phone, You need Microsoft Office 365 to use the program
  • Mingle2: Online Dating & Chat

    5.1.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free Online Dating Appication for Smartphones

    8
    22 votes
    • PROS: This application is absolutely free, Users can send an unlimited number of messages
    • CONS: There are numerous third-party advertisements, Some have complained that the number of scammers has increased dramatically
  • ICQ

    10.0.12341

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Windows Phone

    Chat, play and share files with your friends

    7
    1165 votes
    • PROS: Easy, quick installation, Nice interface design, Loads of smileys, animations and other eye-candy, Text and video chats, Integration with social networks
    • CONS: Video chat is not embedded in the conversation window, Social networks must be configured on the program's website, No innovation over other IM apps
  • Live Talk - free video chat

    1.0.27

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Live Conversation On Device

    8
    63 votes
    • PROS: Chat on live video, Converse with strangers, Establish new connections, Gain social confidence
    • CONS: Needs parental supervision, Limited to a certain region, Cannot control which person to talk with, No helpful tools or options
  • BIGOLIVE

    4.10.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Live streaming chat application for smartphone users

    9
    131 votes
    • PROS: An excellent alternative to traditional video chat software., It is possible to send gifts and to earn extra money through Bigo.
    • CONS: As some content is intended for adults, parental guidance is required., In-app purchases will be presented to the user.
  • Kik

    15.6.0.19846

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows Phone
    Java
    BlackBerry

    Basic chat app that aims to be more than just a messaging service

    7
    194 votes
    • PROS: Play games in the app, Easy to use, Send videos, images, sketches and memes, Bots
    • CONS: Limited features, Basic user interface, A lot of spam
  • qeep

    4.3.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Java

    Chat, Flirt, Friends

    8
    79 votes
    • PROS: Fast and easy sign-up, Photoblogging support, Twitter-style 'pinboard' feature, Send gifts, Play games online
    • CONS: Largely 'immature' community, Some X-rated content in the photoblogs
  • SeaMonkey

    2.29.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Singular Internet Suite

    8
    151 votes
    • PROS: An Internet Application Suite, Email, IRC chat and news feed client, Web feed reader, HTML editor and web development tools
    • CONS: Does not import username and password, Too packed and complex online web suite, Dated interface and utility, Slow web browser startup
  • QQ International - Chat & Call

    5.1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A free social & communication app for Android, by Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Ltd

    10
    5 votes
    • Discord - Chat for Gamers

      8.5.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      Chat with friends, family and fellow gamers, for free

      10
      2 votes
      • PROS: Great interface, Easy bot scripting
      • CONS: No Ctrl+F, Slow log retrieval
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