Download Whatsapp Chat - Best Software & Apps

  • WhatsApp Messenger

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

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

    8
    35470 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
  • Telegram for Desktop

    1.3.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free speedy and secure alternative to WhatsApp

    8
    1927 votes
    • PROS: Useful notification customization options, Strong focus on security and speed, Seamless synchronization across devices, Completely free
    • CONS: Must have a Telegram account on a mobile app
  • Telegram

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Fast and secure messaging app

    8
    705 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
    4993 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
  • 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
    504 votes
    • PROS: Simple and easy to use, Excellent file transfer and screenshot tools
    • CONS: No video or audio support
  • 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
    5051 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

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows Phone
    iPhone

    Send free SMS messages with this WhatsApp-style app

    7
    278 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
  • WhatsApp Extractor

    8

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    WhatsApp Extractor

    7
    258 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use and suitable for all, Retrieves all WhatsApp media
    • CONS: No advanced options, Only works with an iPhone backup
  • Friend Search for WhatsApp

    13.8.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free Software for Social People

    8
    98 votes
    • PROS: Free to download and use, Works quickly and reliably
    • CONS: Contains pop up ads, Only for WhatsApp users
  • WhatsApp Business

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free App for Business Management

    9
    110 votes
    • PROS: Free to download and use, Unique way to do business
    • CONS: Mobile number required for sign up, A bit limited in its scope
  • Elcomsoft eXplorer for WhatsApp

    2.42.28304

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    9
    15 votes
    • WhatsApp Messenger

      (Nokia Series 40) 2.11.75

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Java
      BlackBerry

      Send free text messages with WhatsApp on your Nokia phone

      5
      3910 votes
      • PROS: Send free text messages, Works over WiFi or 3G, Very simple to set up and use, Lets you share images and video
      • CONS: Only works if the other person has WhatsApp installed, No location sharing , No group chats
    • Whatsapp Recovery

      3.0.2

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Restore deleted messages from WhatsApp

      7
      568 votes
      • PROS: Recover chat, contacts and files, Simple and intuitive interface, Good tutorial, Export data in XLS, TXT and XML
      • CONS: No advanced options, Only works with iPhone
    • Telegram Messenger Beta

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows Phone

      Fast and secure messaging app

      7
      28 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
    • Z-WhatsArt for WhatsApp

      1.0.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      A free app for Android

      5
      24 votes
      • Backuptrans iPhone WhatsApp Transfer for Mac

        3.2.30

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Transfer WhatsApp chat history from iPhone to Mac or another iPhone

        5
        13 votes
        • Android WhatsApp to iPhone Transfer for Mac

          3.2.30

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Directly Transfer WhatsApp Chat History from Android to iPhone on Mac

          5
          11 votes
          • WhatsApp Recovery for Mac

            3.1.0

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Mac

            Restore deleted messages from WhatsApp

            7
            16 votes
            • PROS: Recover chat, contacts and files , Simple and intuitive interface , Good tutorial , Export data in XLS, TXT and XML
            • CONS: No advanced options, Only works with iPhone
          • ChatON

            3.5.839

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android
            iPhone
            Windows Phone
            BlackBerry

            The alternative to WhatsApp and Line: free messages, personal wall and VoIP, all from Samsung

            6
            78 votes
            • PROS: Personal wall , Can send media files, Emoticons, Translates messages in a foreign language
            • CONS: Conventional interface
          • Messenger for WhatsApp

            1.1

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            iPhone

            A Full Version app for iPhone

            9
            27 votes
            Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
            #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
            1varies-with-device354708.3Android, Windows, iPhone, Windows Phone
            21.3.019278.1Windows, Mac
            31.049937.6Web Apps
            45.12.1.185750517.1Windows, Android, iPhone, Mac
            5(Nokia Series 40) 2.11.7539105.5Java, BlackBerry
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