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
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    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

    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 Speed

    0.17

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A Free app for Android

    6
    2 votes
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

      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
    • Outlook Messenger

      5.0

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Trial version Communication program for Windows

      7
      31 votes
      • 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
        • 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
        • 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
        • One Messenger

          5.0.0.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A free program for windows

          -
          No votes yet
          • MSN Recorder Max

            4.4.7.6_

            License
            try Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Record your Windows Live Messenger video conferences

            4
            1 vote
            • Windows Messenger

              5.1

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              MSN Messenger exclusively for XP (English version)

              7
              16 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
                • 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
                  • Windows Live Web Messenger

                    License
                    free
                    Platform
                    Web Apps

                    MSN online, accessible from any computer with internet

                    7
                    24 votes
                    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
                    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
                    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