The best I.M. Client Downloads

Updated 10 Jun 2011
Pidgin Portable
Pidgin Portable is a free open-source instant messaging client.
14.9 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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Bopup Observer
Secure one-way instant messenger designed to receive messages over LAN, enterprise-size networks and Internet.
1.54 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPShareware
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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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
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
BitWise IM
If you're interested in taking advantage of encryption when chatting over the Internet, the BitWise Chat may be something which would peak your interest.
3.24 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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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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Miranda IM
Miranda IM is developed as an open source multi protocol instant messenger client for Windows.
7.6 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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
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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TeamTalk
TeamTalk is a freeware conferencing system which allows multiple users to participate in audio and video conversations on the Internet.
13.9 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