Download Free Mobile Messaging - Best Software & Apps

  • WhatsApp Messenger

    2.19.69

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

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

    8
    38867 votes
    • PROS: Group chat with personalization options, End-to-end encryption, File sharing with up to 100 MB size, Support for syncing and Android Wear
    • CONS: Requires to be downloaded on other devices to enable communication, Data charges can be still applied, Communications in WhatsApp are shared, Lacks extra contents other than communication
  • Skype

    8.43.0.56

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Skype, the telephone of the 21st century

    7
    29246 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
  • Telegram

    5.4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Fast and secure messaging app

    8
    832 votes
    • PROS: Supports group chats, Share videos up to 1GB, Send batches of photos, "Snapchat" style Secret Chat, Higher level of privacy compared to WhatsApp
    • CONS: Voice messages supported but no voice calling, Small user base compared to WhatsApp
  • WhatsApp Web

    1.0

    License
    free
    Platform
    Web Apps

    WhatsApp wings its way to the web for free

    8
    5170 votes
    • PROS: Familiar WhatsApp look and feel makes it easy to use, End-to-end message encryption, Well-designed user interface displays all the information you need, Seamless link up between mobile and web versions, Completely free
    • CONS: Lacking a lot of features
  • Viber

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

    Call and text free over 3G and Wifi

    8
    3351 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
  • LINE

    5.15.0.1908

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    Send messages and make free calls from your PC

    7
    5086 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
  • TextNow

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Texting and calling software for mobile phones

    9
    139 votes
    • PROS: This package can be an economical alternative to traditional calling plans., A number of high-quality mobile phones are available.
    • CONS: TextNow appears to be available only for customers within the United States., Users are required to supply the provider with various personal details prior to activation.
  • Slack

    3.0.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android
    iPhone

    Productivity and style with Slack

    9
    16 votes
    • PROS: All your messaging and file transfer in one place, User friendly and smart design, Syncs with mobile devices
    • CONS: Can take some time for the whole team to learn
  • Tinder

    10.9.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    PWA

    Mobile match making at its finest

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

    6.5.233394

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Free video calling and messaging app for Android

    7
    467 votes
    • PROS: Simple to set up, Make free calls over 3G, 4G or WiFi, Easy to use, Good call quality, Play games, listen to music, send animations and more, Good friend discovery and social features
    • CONS: No group video conferencing, Limited privacy settings
  • Skype

    8.16.0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    The phone of the 21st century

    6
    96 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
  • 2go

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Connect with Friends with 2go!

    7
    7 votes
    • PROS: Free social network, Alternative social media option, Connect to every users
    • CONS: Friend list limit, Needs parental guidance for minors, Difficulty on connecting to account
  • Nimbuzz Messenger

    7.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

    Chat for free on your Android phone

    7
    68 votes
    • PROS: Supports a wide range of networks, Organizes contacts very well, Offers lots of ways to communicate, Free text messaging
    • CONS: Poor access to Facebook contacts, No video chat, Temperamental Skype voice chat
  • Google Allo

    27.0.326_RC03 (arm64-v8a_xxhdpi)

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    It's finally here: mobile messaging from Google

    8
    18 votes
    • PROS: Extremely fast and easy to use, Supports both emojis and stickers, Preserves past conversations automatically, Optional end-to-end encryption
    • CONS: Heavily designed for phones rather than other devices, Privacy may be an issue
  • Password Telegram

    1.0.08

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Add password to Telegram or to any app in your android mobile

    8
    11 votes
    • Skype Preview

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Stay connected for free

      8
      21 votes
      • PROS: Chat, make voice and video calls, Free preview of great software, Call mobile and landline numbers with low rates
      • CONS: This is only a preview, this is not a full application, Preview only allows messages between other Skype users
    • Hangouts Chat

      2019.02.22.235812828_prod

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Web Apps
      iPhone

      Google’s chat and collaboration tool for teams

      9
      3 votes
      • 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
    • MSN Droid

      1.8

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Access and chat on Messenger from your Android mobile device

      6
      24 votes
      • texting

        1.0.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Sending and receiving SMS from PC via mobile phone

        9
        21 votes
        • Bulk Sms Sender

          5.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Multiple Sms Sender is a software to send SMSs to thousands of Mobile Numbers.

          6
          3 votes
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