Download Windows Messenger - Best Software & Apps

  • Messenger

    (Facebook Messenger) Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

    Text, voice calls, and video calls now included

    8
    5125 votes
    • PROS: Supports chats, voice calls, video calls, Support third party apps, Easy to use
    • CONS: Compatible apps require new download
  • Windows Live Messenger Speed

    0.17

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A Free app for Android

    8
    122 votes
    • BBM

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Windows Phone
      iPhone

      An instant messaging classic goes multi-platform

      7
      516 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

      Build 14.0.8117.416 2009

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Symbian

      See. Hear. Share. Instantly.

      8
      23311 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
    • Messenger Plus!

      6.00.0.773

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android

      The popular add-on, updated for Windows Live Messenger 2011

      9
      7344 votes
      • PROS: Very well integrated into Messenger, Vast selection of new and improved features for Messenger, Nice interface design, Add your own features with scripts, Very easy to use
      • CONS: Takes a while to configure all of its options, You need scripting knowledge to create new tools, Applying skins requires Messenger restart
    • Windows Live Messenger Portable

      14.0.8117.416

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Windows Live Messenger without installation

      8
      552 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

      7
      134 votes
      • PROS: Well designed, Easy to use, Share files, Shows notifications
      • CONS: Lacks options, Small file size limit when sharing
    • Messenger Reviver

      2.2.4.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Stay on Windows Live Messenger despite Skype migration

      8
      183 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

      8
      110 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
    • MSN Messenger

      4.0.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      MSN Messenger for Mac OS X 10.2.8 to 10.3.9

      6
      169 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
    • My Live Messenger

      (MSN Chat) 1.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Chat with Windows Live Messenger on your Android phone

      7
      15 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
    • Outlook Messenger

      5.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Trial version Communication program for Windows

      7
      60 votes
      • Windows Live Messenger

        2012 16.4.3503.0728

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        The king of messengers gets a slight facelift

        7
        3696 votes
        • PROS: Facebook integration, Tabbed conversations, Clean interface
        • CONS: No great changes, Bloated, Still no Twitter support
      • Microsoft Messenger

        8.0.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Microsoft's Messenger client supporting webcams and audio

        4
        159 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
      • MSN Messenger

        for Windows 98/Me 7.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        The popular messaging application for Windows 98 and Me

        7
        1432 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 Live Messenger

        2011 2011

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        The new Windows Live Messenger, more social than ever

        6
        6679 votes
        • PROS: Great social features, Highly customizable, Tabbed conversations, New emoticons
        • CONS: No support for Windows XP, Twitter is not included among supported services
      • Windows Messenger

        5.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        MSN Messenger exclusively for XP (English version)

        7
        59 votes
        • Windows Live Messenger Widget

          1.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Messenger for Mac on your Dashboard

          5
          6 votes
          • PROS: Works with Hotmail and MSN domains, Lightweight
          • CONS: Interface is very poor, Lacks many standard features
        • A-Patch

          For Windows Live Messenger 8.5 1.43.03

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Windows Live Messenger 8.5 as you like it

          8
          240 votes
          • Windows Live Winamp

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Vista style Winamp skin based on Windows Live Messenger

            7
            49 votes
            Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
            #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
            16.00.0.77373448.5Windows, Android
            2(Facebook Messenger) Varies with device51258.2Android, Windows, iPhone, Windows Phone
            3Build 14.0.8117.416 2009233117.6Windows, Symbian
            42012 16.4.3503.072836966.7Windows
            52011 201166796.2Windows
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