Download Windows Messenger - Best Software & Apps

  • Messenger

    (Facebook Messenger) Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    BlackBerry

    Text, voice calls, and video calls now included

    7
    595 votes
    • PROS: Supports chats, voice calls, video calls, Support third party apps, Easy to use
    • CONS: Compatible apps require new download
  • BBM

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows Phone
    iPhone

    An instant messaging classic goes multi-platform

    7
    277 votes
    • PROS: Multichat, Sending files, photos, voice memos, BBM groups, You control the people who can send you messages
    • CONS: BB 10 interface lacks some flexibility, No VoIP, Registration takes a little too long
  • Windows Live Messenger Speed

    0.17

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A Free app for Android

    6
    2 votes
    • Windows Live Messenger

      Build 14.0.8117.416 2009

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Symbian

      See. Hear. Share. Instantly.

      7
      4866 votes
      • PROS: Nice customizable interface, Great photo sharing service, New options for contacts management, Tons of emoticons, winks and other eye-candy for chats
      • CONS: No custom status messages, Uncomfortable menu buttons, Installation file is getting bloated, Advertisement on the main interface
    • Windows Live Messenger Portable

      14.0.8117.416

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Windows Live Messenger without installation

      7
      350 votes
      • PROS: No installation required, Can be run from a USB key, Includes all the functionality from the desktop version
      • CONS: Somewhat unstable, May trigger antivirus alarms
    • Messenger WithYou

      2.0.90

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Run Windows Live Messenger on your Android

      6
      14 votes
      • PROS: Well designed, Easy to use, Share files, Shows notifications
      • CONS: Lacks options, Small file size limit when sharing
    • My Live Messenger

      (MSN Chat) 1.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Chat with Windows Live Messenger on your Android phone

      6
      4 votes
      • PROS: Provides access to Windows Live and Hotmail, Incldues a range of emoticons
      • CONS: Poor user interface, Lacking in chat features, Buggy, No program options or settings
    • Windows Live Messenger

      2012 16.4.3503.0728

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The king of messengers gets a slight facelift

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

      4.0.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      MSN Messenger for Mac OS X 10.2.8 to 10.3.9

      6
      122 votes
      • PROS: Simple to use, Integration with Windows Live Mail, Lots of emoticons
      • CONS: No webcam support, Sending files is slow, Superseded by a newer version
    • Windows Live Messenger

      10.1.0.88

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      BlackBerry

      Messenger on your BlackBerry, it's possible

      7
      19 votes
      • Windows Live Messenger

        2011 2011

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        The new Windows Live Messenger, more social than ever

        6
        964 votes
        • PROS: Great social features, Highly customizable, Tabbed conversations, New emoticons
        • CONS: No support for Windows XP, Twitter is not included among supported services
      • Outlook Messenger

        5.0

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A Trial version Communication program for Windows

        7
        32 votes
        • MSN Messenger

          for Windows 98/Me 7.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          The popular messaging application for Windows 98 and Me

          7
          62 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
        • Windows Messenger

          5.1

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          MSN Messenger exclusively for XP (English version)

          7
          16 votes
          • Microsoft Messenger

            8.0.1

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Mac

            Microsoft's Messenger client supporting webcams and audio

            4
            26 votes
            • PROS: Now supports webcams and audio, Supports sending files, Supports Bonjour, Works between contacts on Windows Live Messenger
            • CONS: Interface inspired by Windows version, Intel Macs only, User profile pictures don't display properly, Can't change your own user profile picture
          • Messenger Reviver

            2.2.4.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Stay on Windows Live Messenger despite Skype migration

            6
            60 votes
            • PROS: Continued use of Windows Live Messenger, Easy to install and repair Messenger, Supports 47 languages
            • CONS: Cannot install Messenger 2011, Does not extend Messenger past the expiration date
          • ZapMessenger

            1.0.0.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Remove all traces of Windows Live Messenger on your PC

            6
            6 votes
            • PROS: Removes any trace of Messenger, Simple to use
            • CONS: Doesn't give you a breakdown of what it has removed, May not work for all versions of Messenger, No customization options
          • Windows Live Winamp

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Vista style Winamp skin based on Windows Live Messenger

            9
            4 votes
            • Gadget Messenger

              5.0.0.17

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Add the Windows Live Messenger window to the Vista sidebar

              9
              2 votes
              • IM+ Instant Messenger

                Varies with device

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                A Free program for Windows‚ by SHAPE GmbH

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                Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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                114.0.8117.4163507.4Windows
                22012 16.4.3503.07283667.2Windows
                3(Facebook Messenger) Varies with device5956.7Android, Windows, iPhone, Windows Phone
                4Build 14.0.8117.416 200948666.6Windows, Symbian
                52011 20119645.6Windows