Mercury Messenger Alternatives

    Mercury Messenger is described as 'or simply "MM" (formerly called dMSN) is a Windows Live Messenger network Instant Messaging client developed in Java. It supports almost all of the features in Windows Live Messenger. Features:' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Mercury Messenger for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is WhatsApp, which is free. Other great apps like Mercury Messenger are Pidgin (Free, Open Source), Facebook Messenger (Free), IM+ (Freemium) and Psi (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 1, 2021

    1. WhatsApp is an iPhone and Android messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.
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    2. 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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      • 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.


    3. KakaoTalk is a phone number based messenger service that allows users anywhere in the world to chat one-to-one or in a group for free.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      Pinger lets you text and talk free with the people you care about most, anywhere on the planet. Tap a picture and you'll see all of your communications—texts, pics, calls, voicemails—all in one place.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      emesene is an instant messenger capable of connecting to various networks and utilizing different graphical toolkits. Currently msn and jabber are supported through papyon and xmppy, which allows emesene to connect to various IM services such as GTalk, Facebook Chat, etc.

      Discontinued

      Development is dormant, but source code is available at Github. Last version, 2.12.9, released on September 06, 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    4. Coccinella is a free and open-source cross-platform instant messaging client with a built-in whiteboard for improved collaboration with other people.

      Discontinued

      The last version 0.96.20 is from late 2010, but the software can still be downloaded from their website.

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    5. aMSN is a free open source MSN Messenger clone. aMSN attempts to emulate the look and feel of Windows Live Messenger, and supports many of its features.

      Discontinued

      The project is dead. The last release was on May 2012 according to SourceForge.

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