Download Video Messaging - 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
    38670 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
    15286 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
    7231 votes
    • PROS: Voice and video calls, Share photos, Group chat, Completely free!
    • CONS: Offers nothing new
  • Instagram

    84.0.0.21.105

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Popular photo-based social network

    8
    2126 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Share to various social networks, Impressive photo editor, Tag friends in images, Geotagging support, Capture and share video
    • CONS: Requires sign-up
  • Skype

    8.39.0.180

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Skype, the telephone of the 21st century

    7
    29260 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

    2.6.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone

    The popular chat app from China gets an English version

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

    10.52.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Private photo and video sharing on your phone

    7
    1232 votes
    • PROS: Fun idea, Easy to use
    • CONS: No parental options, Scans phone, Facebook, and Twitter for contacts
  • Viber

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone

    Call and text free over 3G and Wifi

    8
    3344 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
  • Hangouts

    2017.1019.418.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Google's platform for instant messaging and videoconferencing

    7
    1459 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
  • imo for Windows 10

    1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Stay in touch easily with imo for Windows 10

    8
    990 votes
    • PROS: Simple manageable interface, Unlimited free voice and video calls
    • CONS: Limited customisation and contact management options, User base smaller than major rivals
  • Skype for Windows 10

    14.34.81.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Video chat, texting and instant messaging in one

    7
    1784 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

    5.12.1.1857

    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
  • QQ Messenger

    International 1.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete IM client with cute design and great features

    7
    804 votes
    • PROS: Clear, nicely designed interface, Lots of customization options, Support for text, voice and video chats, Usual IM features: smileys, nudges, file sharing..., Extra tools like remote control, screen capture and video recording
    • CONS: Sometimes adding contacts is difficult, You can't download new interface themes, Number ID for contacts: not very user-friendly!
  • Yahoo! Messenger

    2.0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Mac
    Pocket PC
    Java
    iPhone

    Another messaging service? Yahoo?

    8
    189 votes
    • PROS: Nice looking and easily navigated, Plenty of features, Yahoo! and MSN comunity memebers will find all they need, Geotagging yourself in a messenger app could have its uses
    • CONS: No one I know really uses Yahoo! or MSN, You have to explicit login to use
  • Google Hangouts

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Meet, Talk And Collaborate On Google's Hangouts Service.

    8
    39 votes
    • PROS: Video calls to multiple people, Very fast, Easy to use, Simple and minimalist interface
    • CONS: Rarely updated, Difficulty moving on-screen, Requires signing into Chrome, Sometimes duplicates itself
  • 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
  • MSN Messenger

    for Windows XP 7.5.0322

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Pocket PC

    New version of the popular messaging application

    8
    10303 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
  • 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
  • Tango

    6.5.233394

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Free video calling and messaging app for Android

    7
    442 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
  • SplitCam

    5.4.4.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Use your webcam with multiple applications

    7
    305 votes
    • PROS: Means you don't have to close one program and open another using same video source, One webcam can serve mutliple messaging services
    • CONS: Becomes confusing communicating between different IM', Connection and setup can be lengthy
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
19.8.00000001146172318.4Android, Windows, iPhone
2205.0.0.18.110152868.3Android, Windows, iPhone, Windows Phone
32.19.69386708.3Android, Windows, iPhone, Windows Phone
4for Windows XP 7.5.0322103038Windows, Mac, Pocket PC
58.39.0.180292607.2Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone
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