Messenger for Desktop Alternatives

    Messenger for Desktop is described as 'A simple & beautiful app for Facebook Messenger' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Messenger for Desktop for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Telegram, which is free. Other great apps like Messenger for Desktop are Element (Free Personal, Open Source), Jitsi (Free, Open Source), Pidgin (Free, Open Source) and Ferdi (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 6, 2021

    1. Astian Spika is an instant messaging service focused on speed, security and productivity. With great differences such as integration with Astian Cloud, support for video calls, calls among other features.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Symbian S60
      • iPad
      Talkonaut is a free Jabber (XMPP) client for your iPhone or iPod with free peer-to-peer voice calling over Jingle Audio extension compatible with GoogleTalk™. Talkonaut can be used with any standard Jabber account like Gmail, Gizmo5™, Jabber.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Ayttm is an instant messaging (aka chat) client that provides all-in-one chat functionality for several major instant messaging services from one simple program.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      R&Q is a little instant messaging client for the ICQ protocol, fork of Rejetto's &RQ. It is simple, fast, takes a little more than 1 MB disk space and doesn't need setup.
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      • iPhone
      • iPad
      GV Connect is an unofficial iPhone/iPod Touch application for Google Voice.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • Symbian S60
      Slick is a messenger application for mobile devices. It allows you to chat with your friends connected though various online messaging applications. Currently it is still in development, an alpha version
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    2. Photo4tune is a free application that provides a simple way to capture and share the best moments of your life on your Android phone. All the photos you post will appear on the world’s map showing the place they were taken.

      Discontinued

      The apps are no longer updated. Last version, 4.0, released in December 2014, can be still downloaded from the Apple Appstore and Google Play Store

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    3. Sim-IM, Simple Instant Messenger, is a multiple protocol instant messenger for MS Windows, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD. Sim-IM supports Jabber/XMPP, Google Talk, ICQ and AIM (Oscar), Yahoo! Messenger and Microsoft Messenger (MSN)

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last versions for Windows and Linux date back to 2008, but they can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Xfce
      MCabber is a small XMPP (Jabber) console client. It includes features such as SASL/SSL/TLS support, MUC (Multi-User Chat) support, history logging, command completion, OpenPGP encryption, OTR (Off-the-Record Messaging) support, dynamic modules and external action triggers.
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    4. Brosix is a secure instant messaging application that is one excellent solution to secure and organize your everyday internal communication.
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