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FBMessenger Alternatives

FBMessenger is described as 'stand-alone Facebook Messenger app for Linux, very similar to the official Messenger for Windows' and is a instant messenger in the social & communications category. There are seven alternatives to FBMessenger for a variety of platforms, including Android, Android Tablet, Mac, Linux and Windows. The best alternative is Pidgin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like FBMessenger are Facebook Messenger, Adium, Kopete and Messenger Lite.

FBMessenger 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 FBMessenger.
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FBMessenger is a stand-alone Facebook Messenger app for Linux, very similar to the official Messenger for Windows.

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  1. Pidgin icon

    Pidgin

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Xfce
    116 alternatives to Pidgin 

    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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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsPidgin can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Multiple Account supportPidgin support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    3.  VoiP CallsPidgin allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    4.  PortablePidgin can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. Facebook Messenger icon

    Facebook Messenger

    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    195 alternatives to Facebook Messenger 

    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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    1.  VoiP CallsFacebook Messenger allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    2.  Face FilterFacebook Messenger uses augmented reality to overlay visual effects/elements on a live video or image.
    3.  Expiring StoriesYou can create, view, interact and share temporary stories in Facebook Messenger.
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    Adium

    72 alternatives to Adium 

    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. Based on the libpurple protocol library, Adium can connect you to any number of messaging accounts on any...

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  4. Kopete icon

    Kopete

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    47 alternatives to Kopete 

    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.

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  5. Messenger Lite icon

    Messenger Lite

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    162 alternatives to Messenger Lite 

    Messenger Lite is a fast and data-efficient messaging app to reach the people in your life.

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    1.  LightweightMessenger Lite consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  VoiP CallsMessenger Lite allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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    Messenger Kids

    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    36 alternatives to Messenger Kids 

    Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app designed for kids to connect with close friends and family from their tablet or smartphone. Kids can only connect with parent-approved contacts, which creates a more controlled environment.

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    1.  Kids ModeMessenger Kids allows you to create and manage your kids' profiles in order to protect them.
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    Kaidan

    • Linux
    • Android
    • Ubuntu Touch
    • Plasma Mobile
    84 alternatives to Kaidan 

    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.

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