Messenger for Mac Alternatives

    Messenger for Mac is described as 'Messenger:mac (or Microsoft Messenger for Mac) is Microsofts version of the popular Windows Live Messenger for the Mac platform' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Messenger for Mac for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Skype, which is free. Other great apps like Messenger for Mac are Pidgin (Free, Open Source), Hangouts (Free), Facebook Messenger (Free) and Whereby (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Mar 12, 2019

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      Skype is the most popular free voice-over IP and instant messaging service globally. It allows users to text, video and voice call over the internet. Users can also call landlines and mobiles at competitive rates using Skype credit, premium accounts and subscriptions.
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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.
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    2. Hangouts is a messaging app that lets you send and receive messages, photos and more, and even start free video and voice calls – one to one or with a group!
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      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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    3. Video conversations with up to 8 people in your browser - no downloads, no login. Just name your channel and you are on. Works in all modern browsers, even mobile.
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    4. 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.
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      • Online
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      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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      An instant messaging application for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X that connects to the free, open XMPP network.
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      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.
    5. 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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