The best I.M. Client Downloads

Updated 10 Jun 2011
Gajim
Gajim is a fully-featured and easy to use Jabber/XMPP client.
41.5 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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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Digsby
Digsby is a successfully implemented multi-protocol instant messenger client which serves as an alternative to having multiple different clients running to access your friends lists and to chat with your friends on multiple networks.
19.4 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / 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
Raptr
Raptr lets you optimize the settings of your games.
69.9 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Telegram Desktop
Cell phone and desktop messenger with strong encryption, file share, video and photo support and synchronization with cell phones: If you're interested in an alternative to Viber or WhatsApp, Telegram Desktop might be a messenger application to look into.
19.4 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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WhatsApp Windows
WhatsApp Windows is the Windows version for accessing and using WhatsApp on your PC.
69.5 MB | For Windows 8, Windows 10Free
Beyluxe Messenger
Beyluxe is a free popular Internet voice and video Chat program used by millions of people, and thousands of organizations, to communicate, share, play and work with each other on the internet around the world.
5.89 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Psi
Psi is a free instant messaging application designed for the XMPP network (including Google Talk).
22.3 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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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
Nimbuzz Review - Download
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
Chit Chat for Facebook
Now you can chat with your friends in Facebook without actually having to have your browser open with Chit Chat for Facebook.
3.2 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit, 32-bit) / Vista / XPFree
Chit Chat for Facebook Review - Download
Signal Desktop
If you're worried about what Facebook is doing with your WhatsApp chats, then it might be time to consider moving to a more secure system and Signal fills that void.
87.6 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Signal Desktop Review - Download