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    MetroIRC Alternatives

    MetroIRC is described as 'An IRC client for the Windows desktop which follows the Metro design guidelines' and is a IRC Client in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to MetroIRC for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Jitsi, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MetroIRC are Pidgin (Free, Open Source), Hangouts (Free), HexChat (Free, Open Source) and Facebook Messenger (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 13, 2021

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      4talk IM service is a complete IM service for communicating with your phone contacts using your PC in the office or at home. You can transfer files and messages and access your correspondence from your mobile devices.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      qwebirc is a web based AJAX IRC client.


    1. 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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    2. FBMessenger is a stand-alone Facebook Messenger app for Linux, very similar to the official Messenger for Windows. It was created by Jack O'Connor, a Facebook Developer.
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    3. Gyach is a GTK+ based Yahoo! Chat client.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, v0.9.8, released in July 2004, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    4. 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.
    5. 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.

    6. BitlBee brings IM (instant messaging) to IRC clients. It's a great solution for people who have an IRC client running all the time and don't want to run an additional MSN/AIM/whatever client.
    7. Enjoy variety food stickers such as Sandwiches, fries, burgers, pizza, snacks, drinks, french fries, lunch, breakfast, etc. This adorable stickers pack, you can send to any people through SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook and Messenger.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Online
      Tpad is a free program that uses the latest VoIP / SIP technology to bring free and crystal clear voice quality communications to any user all over the world.
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