Download Social Group - 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
    38916 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
    15384 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
    7284 votes
    • PROS: Voice and video calls, Share photos, Group chat, Completely free!
    • CONS: Offers nothing new
  • Skype

    8.39.0.180

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Skype, the telephone of the 21st century

    7
    29273 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
    780 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
  • 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
    1785 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
  • Hike Messenger

    5.15.20

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows Phone
    iPhone

    Send free SMS messages with this WhatsApp-style app

    7
    287 votes
    • PROS: Fast and easy to use, Lets you share multimedia, location, etc., Group chat, Plenty of emoticons, Supports Hidden chats
    • CONS: Not innovative, Some bugs
  • Google+

    10.27.0.235437929

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Web Apps
    iPhone

    Google's social network gets even better

    8
    137 votes
    • PROS: Great messenger integration, Ability to start and join hangouts from app, Auto upload photos, Transparent sharing and privacy settings, Visual redesign of news feed, Animated gifs!
    • CONS: New update requires Android 4.0, Not enough users on the service
  • 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
  • Zalo

    19.03.01

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Zalo - A Free Messaging and Video Chat App

    9
    13 votes
    • PROS: Free to download and use, Comes with all the expected functionality, A wide variety of emoticons, Responsive developers
    • CONS: Doesn't offer anything unique, Requires a solid data connection, Call quality can vary, UI is a bit basic
  • mysms

    1.0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    SMS from Windows

    6
    100 votes
    • PROS: Available on every major platform, MMS support, Syncs contacts and messages, Text other mysms users for free
    • CONS: Have to trust mysms with your contacts, Not many advanced features
  • Bulk SMS Software

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Send Group or Bulk SMS with your Own SIM Card

    5
    10 votes
    • Telegram Messenger Beta

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows Phone

      Fast and secure messaging app

      7
      29 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: Encryption standard used isn't specified, No voice messaging, Small user base compared to WhatsApp, Not an official app
    • Voxer

      3.18.19.21081

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      A walkie-talkie and so much more

      7
      107 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
    • Facebook Chat

      1.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Java

      Chat with your Facebook friends

      6
      1015 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use, Displays contacts by group, Vibration notifications
      • CONS: Not very attractive, Chat window can cut off the end of sentences depending on your screen size
    • CorrLinks

      1.2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      A free social & communication app for Android, by Advanced Technologies Group LLC

      -
      No votes yet
      • Facebook Groups

        1.0.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        iPhone

        Let's get together (in a group)

        8
        6 votes
        • PROS: Seamless navigation and easy to use, Ability to pin groups to start screen, Customize settings for each individual group
        • CONS: Lacks key features (especially for group admins), Group events and photos are in a separate area
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