aMSN Alternatives

    aMSN is described as 'free open source MSN Messenger clone' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to aMSN for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Pidgin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like aMSN are Facebook Messenger (Free), Adium (Free, Open Source), Empathy (Free, Open Source) and IM+ (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Sep 7, 2020

    1. Pidgin is an easy to use, multi-protocol chat client client used by millions. Connect to AIM, MSN, Yahoo, XMPP, and more chat networks all at once. It has built-in support for NSS, offering client-to-server message encryption for protocols that support it.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      • Android Wear
      Facebook Messenger is a faster way to message. Reach friends right on their phones, get and send messages fast, message everyone at once and more.
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    2. Adium is a free and open source instant messaging application for Mac OS X, written using Mac OS Xs Cocoa API, released under the GNU GPL and developed by the Adium team.
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    3. Empathy is a messaging program which supports text, voice, video chat, and file transfers over many different protocols. You can tell it about your accounts on all those services and do all your chatting within one application.

      Discontinued

      Empathy is currently unmaintained. Last version, 3.25, released in August 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Java Mobile
      • Symbian S60
      • HP webOS
      • Blackberry
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Kindle Fire
      Chat everywhere! IM+ is the most widely used mobile IM app! Connect all-in-one to MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, AIM, Jabber, ICQ, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter on ALL popular mobile platforms.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      An instant messaging application for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X that connects to the free, open XMPP network.
    4. Messenger for Desktop is a wrapper for the official client messenger.com. Therefore it works like a regular browser which can only navigate to the messenger.com web app. MFD doesn't touch your messages, account or personal data. All that is handled securely by Facebook.

      Bundleware

      Be careful during the installation: Forum

    5. Messenger Lite is a fast and data-efficient messaging app to reach the people in your life. Installs quickly. It's less than 10MB to install, saving storage space on your phone. Saves data. It loads fast, runs efficiently and uses less mobile data.
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    6. Facechat - Facebook dating. Meet new friends around the world. Free online chat rooms LIVE! no e-mail, no password, no registration, 100% anonymous, chat in your own language.
    7. Instantbird is an instant messaging client based on Mozilla XULRunner and the open source library libpurple created by the software developers of Pidgin . Over 250 add-ons allow user customization of, and addition of, features.

      Discontinued

      Site last updated 2013. Site security certificate expired April 2017.

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