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Caprine Alternatives

Caprine is described as 'unofficial and privacy focused Facebook Messenger app with many useful features' and is an app in the social & communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Caprine for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Pidgin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Caprine are Facebook Messenger, Ferdium, Franz and Empathy.

Caprine alternatives are mainly Instant Messengers but may also be Video Calling Apps or Group Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Caprine.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

Caprine is an unofficial and privacy focused Facebook Messenger app with many useful features.

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  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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsPidgin can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportPidgin support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ PortablePidgin can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Pidgin chat window
  2. Facebook Messenger icon

    Facebook Messenger

    • 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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  3. Ferdium icon

    Ferdium

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Add all your services in one place for quick and easy access and never search your tabs or bookmarks again!

    ⚫︎ No TrackingFerdium will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Ferdium without registration.
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    Discord
  4. Franz is a free messaging app / former Emperor of Austria and combines chat & messaging services into one application. Franz currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat and many more. You can download Franz for Mac, Windows & Linux.

    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportFranz support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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    Discontinued

    Franz is discontinued

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  5. 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.

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    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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  6. Facebook Container icon

    Facebook Container

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Facebook
    • Firefox

    Facebook Container works by isolating your Facebook identity into a separate container that makes it harder for Facebook to track your visits to other websites with third-party cookies.

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  7. Miranda NG icon

    Miranda NG

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    Miranda New Generation is a successor of a popular multi-protocol instant messaging client for Windows - Miranda IM . Very light on system resources and extremely fast.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMiranda NG can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableMiranda NG can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableMiranda NG is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  8. IM+ icon

    IM+

    • 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.

    The widest selection of unique features that you won't find in any other IM client!.

    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportIM+ support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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    IM+ Web Messenger
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    Instantbird

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableInstantbird can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

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

    Overall look and feel - Windows
  10. Messenger for Desktop icon

    Messenger for Desktop

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    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.

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