Facebook Messenger Alternatives for Linux

    Facebook Messenger is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Telegram, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Facebook Messenger and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Facebook Messenger are Signal (Free, Open Source), Element (Freemium, Open Source), Jitsi (Free, Open Source) and Skype (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

      • 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Kopete is an instant messenger supporting AIM, ICQ, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, Novell GroupWise Messenger, and more. It is designed to be a flexible and extensible multi-protocol system suitable for personal and enterprise use.


    1. 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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    2. kMeet is a videoconferencing solution that respects your privacy for all your discussions. No e-mail address, no advertising and no registration are required. Your discussions are not analysed and are only transmitted through Infomaniak servers in Switzerland.
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    3. Connect with anyone, anywhere, anytime – without the fuss! FreeConference.com lets you hold free conference calls in HD audio with up to 400 people at a time and download free online meetings with video chat and screen sharing. All FREE, with no hidden contracts or fees.
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    4. Finch is a console-based IM program that lets you sign on to AIM, Jabber, MSN, IRC, Yahoo!, and other IM networks. It runs on Unixes. It uses GLib and ncurses.
    5. AtomJump.com is a well tuned hosted version of the free open-source AtomJump.org. It is free to chat publicly with your family, group or co-workers on your own group.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Kadu is an open source Jabber/XMPP and Gadu-Gadu instant messenger client for Linux, *BSD, Mac and Windows.

      Discontinued

      Website is down. Latest commit 1ac3dfa on May 17, 2017. See https://github.com/vogel/kadu

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Ubuntu Touch
      • Plasma Mobile
      Kaidan is a simple, user-friendly Jabber/XMPP client providing a modern user interface using Kirigami and QtQuick. The back-end of Kaidan is written in C++ using the QXmpp XMPP client library and Qt 5.
    6. QuickMSG is a secure messaging format and an Android App of the same name. With it you can send messages either to other contacts directly or to groups. Its aim is to combine the ease of use that messaging apps give with the security of encrypted email.
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