Download Facebook Messaging - 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
    3126 votes
    • PROS: Supports chats, voice calls, video calls, Support third party apps, Easy to use
    • CONS: Compatible apps require new download
  • Skype

    7.23.0.105

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Skype, the telephone of the 21st century

    7
    27146 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
  • Messenger for Desktop

    1.4.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    An unofficial Facebook desktop client

    8
    2832 votes
    • PROS: Chat without opening Facebook, Facebook options are automatically imported, Same options as the official Facebook Messenger apps
    • CONS: Unofficial app that isn't associated with or supported by Facebook, Interface is unimaginative
  • Facebook for Windows 10

    1.3.0.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The free official Facebook app for Windows 10

    7
    2089 votes
    • PROS: Excellent user experience, Responsive controls, Ideal for Facebook use on tablets, Displays most important status updates
    • CONS: No new functions, Account and privacy options could be improved
  • Yahoo! Messenger

    0.8.288

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    Java
    BlackBerry

    The new instant messenger from Yahoo!

    6
    3199 votes
    • PROS: Amazing video quality!, Highly customizable, Great privacy settings
    • CONS: Animated backgrounds are ad-ridden, Long installation process, Too much bloat
  • Messenger Lite

    1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Send messages without the bloat using Messenger Lite

    9
    49 votes
    • PROS: Small size, Access to Messenger service, Simple user interface
    • CONS: Fewer features than full version
  • 2go

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Java

    A free browsers app for Android, by 2go Interactive

    -
    No votes yet
    • Skype

      (OS X 10.6 - 10.8) 7.39.0.176

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      The phone of the 21st century

      6
      81 votes
      • PROS: Group conferencing, Chat messaging, Excellent audio/video quality, Make calls to mobile devices, Facebook integration
      • CONS: Requires a good connection, Uses a lot of resources, Some features cost extra
    • Facebook 4 Mac

      4.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Use Facebook without the browser

      6
      30 votes
      • PROS: Separates Facebook from your browser, No installation required, Manage from your system tray app
      • CONS: No options, Nothing new or unique, Not essential
    • Facebook Notifications

      (Chrome) 1.27

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Free Communication program for Windows

      8
      43 votes
      • Facebook Desktop

        0.7

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Official Facebook client for your desktop

        6
        46 votes
        • Tinder

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android
          iPhone
          PWA

          Mobile match making at its finest

          7
          31 votes
          • PROS: Great concept, Very easy to use, Sign-up using Facebook, Instantly meet people near you
          • CONS: Some delays in chats
        • Universal Messenger

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Facebook, Twitter and Gmail, together at last!

          8
          32 votes
          • Desktop Facebook

            1.2

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Mac

            Access Facebook directly on your Mac desktop

            6
            29 votes
            • PROS: Integrates Facebook into your Mac desktop, Logs on automatically, Very discreet
            • CONS: Dock icon doesn't do anything, Few configuration options
          • Windows Live Messenger

            2012 16.4.3503.0728

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            The king of messengers gets a slight facelift

            7
            3680 votes
            • PROS: Facebook integration, Tabbed conversations, Clean interface
            • CONS: No great changes, Bloated, Still no Twitter support
          • MessengerTime

            9.1.8

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Free Software to Access Facebook from Desktops and Laptops

            8
            101 votes
            • PROS: A potentially useful alternative for those who do not like Facebook Messenger., The interface is easy to use and it can be installed at no charge.
            • CONS: Some may be tricked into believing that MessengerTime is an official Facebook application., There are currently no versions available for mobile devices or Mac operating systems.
          • FacebookTime

            9.1.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Download FacebookTime now and rediscover facebook!

            9
            13 votes
            • fTalk

              4.0.0.38.44

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows
              Mac

              A Facebook chat desktop client inspired by Messenger

              8
              319 votes
              • PROS: Handy, easy to use Facebook chat client, Nice interface design, Lets you change Facebook status
              • CONS: Weird emoticon design
            • Voxer

              Walkie-Talkie PTT 1.3.2.0002

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Android
              Windows Phone

              A walkie-talkie and so much more

              7
              105 votes
              • PROS: Text or voice chat over Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G and more, Supports group chats, Connect via Facebook to find friends, Supports offline messaging, Push to Talk technology
              • CONS: Sound quality is a little tinny
            • Social for Facebook

              2.0.9

              License
              buy Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Manage multiple Facebook accounts from one place

              7
              195 votes
              • PROS: Log into multiple Facebook accounts at once, Easy to navigate tabbed interface, Support for Facebook chat and messaging, Just like using Facebook in a browser
              • CONS: System tray notifications can get annoying, No apparent support for business pages
            Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
            #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
            1(Facebook Messenger) Varies with device31268.019065898912357Android, Windows, iPhone, Windows Phone
            21.4.328327.6611581920904Windows, Mac
            37.23.0.105271467.177248950121536Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone
            42012 16.4.3503.072836806.709945652173916Windows
            50.8.28831995.989402938418255Windows, Android, Mac, Java