The best I.M. Client Downloads

Updated 10 Jun 2011
IceChat
IceChat is an IRC ( Internet Relay Chat) program.
2.7 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Facebook Video Chat
An alternative to Facebook's video calling feature by Skype with webcam support: Facebook Video Chat is an additional third party application which integrates video chat directly in to the Facebook site, bypassing their official Skype-powered Facebook Video Calling feature.
600 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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TorChat
TorChat is a basic and portable freeware instant messaging application which allows you to chat securely with other people.
7.03 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
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Facebook Desktop
Facebook Desktop is a Windows PC client for Facebook which can provide you with automatic updates of pokes and friend requests along with new postings on your wall and more.
463 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XP / NTFree
Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Messenger (formerly named MSN Messenger) is an instant messaging client created by Microsoft that is currently designed to work with Windows XP (up to Wave 3), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, Windows CE, Xbox 360, Blackberry OS, iOS, Java ME, S60 on Symbian OS 9.
1.1 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
WhatsApp Windows
WhatsApp Windows is the Windows version for accessing and using WhatsApp on your PC.
69.5 MB | For Windows 8, Windows 10Free
Tweeki
Tweeki is a Windows-based Twitter client which allows users to search Twitter, read mentions, send private messages, discover trends, and browse through your timeline.
784 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
YMulti Messenger
As you might imagine by the name, YMulti Messenger is a simple application which patches your Y!
11.9 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XP / NTFree
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Nimbuzz
Nimbuzz is a free instant messaging application which combines several messaging platforms and social media services in to one program.
17.77 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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Gajim
Gajim is a fully-featured and easy to use Jabber/XMPP client.
41.5 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
WhatsApp
Access your WhatsApp chats, groups, images and audio from a desktop PC but without support for audio or video calling: If you're a user of any type of modern cell phone, then you must have heard of WhatsApp -- an excellent way to send text messages, videos and photos along with group chats.
77.71 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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aMSN
aMSN is an instant messaging client exclusively compatible with MSN Messenger and Windows Live Messenger.
18.0 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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MetroTwit
A (discontinued) Twitter client built on modern a Windows interface with unlimited scrolling: MetroTwit is a small and now discontinued Twitter client for Windows.
485 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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