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Chat & Instant Messaging (343 programs)

  1. Zoom Meetings

    5.8.6.2048
    • 4.3
    • (31615 votes)

    A simple but feature-packed communication tool

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Supports HD video conferences, Features a simple interface, Comes with abundant features, Offers multiple pricing options
    CONS: Needs good internet connectivity
  2. WhatsApp

    2.2228.14.0
    • 4.1
    • (62655 votes)

    Seamlessly sync WhatsApp chats to any PC

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Better and faster connection than mobile version, Customize desktop notifications, Stay connected to friends and family, End-to-end encryption
    CONS: No location sharing, No video or voice calls through desktop version, Requires a constant phone connection
  3. Microsoft Teams

    1.5.00.11002
    • 3.8
    • (12376 votes)

    A power-packed tool for video conferencing

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Supports quick file uploads, Runs on multiple operating systems, Features multiple video conferencing tools, Integrates well with Office 365 apps
    CONS: Lacks customization options
  4. Telegram

    4.2.0
    • 4.2
    • (9882 votes)

    Use Telegram for messaging and more

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Channels for content sharing, Can be synced across devices, Good UI
    CONS: Not easy to add new contacts, Reach not as wide
  5. LINE

    7.11.0.2821
    • 3.9
    • (9780 votes)

    LINE - A freeware instant messaging application

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Fun and upbeat user interface, A wide variety of fun stickers and emoticons, Line Pay is a digital wallet used for in-app purchases
    CONS: Not popular so cannot be used by all, Too many in-app purchases
  6. Skype

    8.88.0.401
    • 3.8
    • (51963 votes)

    A classic instant messaging app for PCs

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Supports group messaging, Simple and clean interface, Supports file sharing, Supports video conferencing
    CONS: Requires stable internet connectivity, Occasional lags
  7. Imo

    1.4.3.12
    • 3.9
    • (17125 votes)

    A free communication app for everyone

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Send unlimited water, High-quality calls, Create secret conversations, Free stickers
    CONS: No encryptions
  8. WeChat

    3.7.6
    • 4.1
    • (7318 votes)

    A great social-messaging and calling app

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Free to download and use, Familiar interface, Loaded with features, Focus on social media
    CONS: Some features are limited to mobile
  9. Twitter

    • 4.1
    • (1877 votes)

    Twitter app for Windows

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Easy navigation and search, Highly-curated explore segment, Familiar user interface
    CONS: Daily tweet limit, Only supports one account
  10. Viber

    18.1
    • 3.9
    • (7836 votes)

    Above and beyond chat app

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: GIF and sticker creators, Disappearing messages, Editor for already sent messages, High-quality voice and video calls, Unlimited number of members in communities
    CONS: Communities are not encrypted
  11. imo for Windows 10

    1.2.90
    • 4.1
    • (2350 votes)

    Free VoIP app with SMS

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Simple manageable interface, Unlimited free voice and video calls
    CONS: Limited customisation and contact management options, Has less users compared to other messaging apps
  12. Messenger

    1530.17.110.0
    • 3.8
    • (24124 votes)

    A free chat app for all your contacts

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Simple interface, Easy to use, Works with .pdf and .docx, Chats sync automatically, Stable audio and video calls
    CONS: No default message encryption
  13. Discord

    1.0.9006
    • 4
    • (5946 votes)

    Free chat suite to connect

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Safe, Appealing UI, Cross-platform, Real time interactions, Original and loyal fandom, Unlimited minutes and calls
    CONS: No annotation tool during screen sharing
  14. Skype for Windows 10

    15.85.3409
    • 3.7
    • (3281 votes)

    Video chat, texting and instant messaging in one

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    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
  15. Google Hangouts

    2020.803.419.1
    • 3.8
    • (3851 votes)

    A versatile and free messaging app

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Easy-to-use interface, Sync contacts and chats across multiple devices, Can integrate Google Voice, Strong default security settings
    CONS: Not aimed at business users, Poor video call quality
  16. IP Messenger

    5.0.3
    • 4
    • (8 votes)

    Free LAN messenger

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Fast internal communication, Requires no initial configurations, Lightweight and easy to use, Encrypts messages
    CONS: Outdated interface
  17. Messenger for Desktop

    3.1.6
    • 3.9
    • (6418 votes)

    Free desktop messenger app

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Safe, Cross platform, Advertisement free, Clean user interface, Convenient notifications, No limit to the amount of conversations
    CONS: Not endorsed by FB, Third-party software
  18. ICQ

    10.0.45564
    • 3.9
    • (1822 votes)

    Free messenger and VoIP for Windows

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Easy to install and set up, User-friendly interface, Large selection of animations, emojis, and smilies, Lots of features to speed up your communication
    CONS: Not as popular as other instant messaging apps
  19. IMVU

    10.15.10
    • 4.1
    • (5978 votes)

    A free virtual world to explore

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Fantastic customization, Unique maps and areas, A wide variety of emotes and interactions, Public and private chat rooms, Smooth interface
    CONS: Strange control scheme
  20. Facebook Messenger for Windows 7

    2.1.4623
    • 3.6
    • (874 votes)

    Instant Messaging

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    windows
    PROS: Neat and organized interface, View notifications and live updates, Check friend requests, Accessible
    CONS: Does not have advanced features, Old-school interface, Log-in through Facebook website

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