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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' and is a instant messenger in the social & communications category. There are nine alternatives to Mercury Messenger for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone and Linux. The best alternative is Pidgin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Mercury Messenger are WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, IM+ and KakaoTalk.

Mercury Messenger alternatives are mainly Instant Messengers but may also be Group Chat Apps or Video Calling Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Mercury Messenger.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Android

Mercury Messenger or simply "MM" (formerly called dMSN) is a Windows Live Messenger network Instant Messaging...

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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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  2. WhatsApp is an iPhone and Android messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionWhatsApp has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeWhatsApp supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationWhatsApp supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ Expiring StoriesYou can create, view, interact and share temporary stories in WhatsApp.
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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ Expiring StoriesYou can create, view, interact and share temporary stories in Facebook Messenger.
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  4. 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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    KakaoTalk

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Wear

    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. (no SMS service)

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    iPhone (1)


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    Pinger

    • 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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    Coccinella

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

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

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    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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  8. Emesene icon

    Emesene

    • 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.

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    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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  9. aMSN icon

    aMSN

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com

    aMSN is a free open source MSN Messenger clone.

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

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

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