Download Chat Feature - Best Software & Apps

  • Messenger

    (Facebook Messenger) varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

    Text, voice calls, and video calls now included

    8
    13694 votes
    • PROS: Supports chats, voice calls, video calls, Support third party apps, Easy to use
    • CONS: Compatible apps require new download
  • Skype

    8.33.0.50

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Skype, the telephone of the 21st century

    7
    29130 votes
    • PROS: Group videoconferencing, Talk-chat-type, Excellent audiovisual quality, Calls to mobile, Integration with Facebook
    • CONS: Requires a good connection, High consumption of resources, Some features are extra
  • WeChat

    2.6.0.1018

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac
    BlackBerry

    The popular chat app from China gets an English version

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

    2017.1019.418.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Google's platform for instant messaging and videoconferencing

    7
    1433 votes
    • PROS: Simple and minimalist interface, Video calls to multiple people, Apps available during video calls
    • CONS: No audio calls, Chrome must always be open
  • ShowMyPC

    3055

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free, open-source PC sharing

    7
    449 votes
    • PROS: Free and open-source, Very easy to use, Chat function, Share application feature
    • CONS: Very basic interface, Security concerns?
  • MSN Messenger

    for Windows XP 7.5.0322

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Pocket PC

    New version of the popular messaging application

    8
    10291 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to use, Lots of fancy customization options, Decent video conferencing function
    • CONS: No VoIP features to speak of, Filled with not-so-subtle plugs to MSN services
  • Google Talk

    1.0.0.105

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    BlackBerry

    A Google Talk client to call your Gmail contacts for free

    7
    7622 votes
    • PROS: Minimalist, PC to PC calls, Compatible with Jabber/XMPP
    • CONS: Too basic, Little room for customization
  • qeep

    2.14.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Java

    Chat, Flirt, Friends

    8
    76 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
  • QQ

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    Free social messaging app

    8
    7 votes
    • PROS: Free download , Translation feature
    • CONS: Low Western user base , Some technical concerns
  • Showgoers for Netflix (for Chrome)

    2.0.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Showgoers for Netflix Makes TV Social Again

    6
    3 votes
    • PROS: Synchronise Netflix with others, Chat feature to discuss what you’re watching
    • CONS: Netflix updates can break it occasionally
  • The Test: Fun for Friends!

    1.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    How well do your friends know you?

    6
    33 votes
    • PROS: Fun concept, Simple to play, Chat feature, Good way to meet new people
    • CONS: Questions repeat too much, Lots of waiting around needed, Just two questions per round
  • Tom Loves Angela

    2.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    The famous talking cat shows his romantic side

    8
    355 votes
    • PROS: Some fun animations, Enjoyable interactive chat feature, Good voice recognition
    • CONS: Not enough animations and actions to perform
  • Messenger for Pokemon GO

    2.1.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Chat, tag your location and find Pokemon through this app!

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Very simple user interface has everything you need and nothing that you don't, Message other members of the same team to coordinate efforts in capturing Pokemon, Map feature allows you to tag your location at the time you post the message, allowing other players to find the same Pokemon that you've caught, possibly letting them find the rare Pokemon they need to complete their collections.
    • CONS: Simple interface could have more features for demanding players
  • Hotmail Messenger Fix

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Disable automatic sign in of Messenger when entering Hotmail

    7
    63 votes
    • PROS: Lets you disable that annoying feature very easily
    • CONS: No other options
  • QKSMS

    1.0.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Spice up your text life with this SMS app for Android

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Attractive, Material Design interface, Handy Quick Reply feature, Night mode, Lots of notification settings
    • CONS: Still has some bugs, No location sharing option
  • Atriviate

    (was Triviados) 5.1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Online Trivial Pursuit-style game for Android

    6
    36 votes
    • PROS: Fun to play, Simple to find an opponent, Challenging questions, Chat feature
    • CONS: Online only, Presentation could be improved, Bugs and error messages abound
  • College Basketball Live!

    2.42

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Follow March Madness on your Android phone

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Comprehensive coverage of all matches, Chat feature, 'Cheer' or 'boo' a team
    • CONS: Quite buggy
  • SendBird 3.0

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Add in-app chat and messaging with SendBird 3.0

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Plug and play solution for setting up a chat feature, Intuitive and easy to use product
    • CONS: Technical and customer support could be improved, Difficult to implement especially when customising
  • Kingdoms at War: #1 PVP MMORPG

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    A free Strategy app for Android

    -
    No votes yet
    • Mirador Instant Messenger

      4.0.2.8

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Secure, reliable, feature-rich messaging solution

      9
      12 votes
      Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
      #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
      1(Facebook Messenger) varies-with-device136948.3Android, Windows, iPhone, Windows Phone
      2for Windows XP 7.5.0322102918Windows, Mac, Pocket PC
      32017.1019.418.114337.3Windows, Android, iPhone
      48.33.0.50291307.2Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone
      51.0.0.10576227.1Windows, iPhone, BlackBerry
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