The best I.M. Client Downloads

Updated 10 Jun 2011
HexChat
HexChat is an IRC client based on XChat, but unlike XChat it's completely free for both Windows and Unix-like systems.
6.3 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
KVIrc
A free IRC client which comes packed with a bunch of useful features including file transfer: KVIrc is a free portable IRC client based on the excellent Qt GUI toolkit.
18.3 MB | 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
YMulti Messenger Review - Download
IceChat
IceChat is an IRC ( Internet Relay Chat) program.
2.7 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Trillian
Trillian is a popular instant messaging application which can connect to most of the popular online IM services, enable chat over a number of networks.
20.9 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Trillian Review - Download
WhatsApp Windows
WhatsApp Windows is the Windows version for accessing and using WhatsApp on your PC.
69.5 MB | For Windows 8, Windows 10Free
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
WhatsApp for PC Review - Download
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
Facebook Messenger for Windows
Facebook Messenger for Windows is the official chat client for the Windows 7/8/10 platform.
489 KB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
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
MetroTwit Review - Download
VoiceMaster
VoiceMaster is a free and easy-to-use program which enables users of Skype to change the pitch of their voice while using any of the audio-related features of Skype.
1.6 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
VoiceMaster Review - Download
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
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
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