The best I.M. Client Downloads

Updated 21 Apr 2017
GCN
With E-mail, Chat Rooms, Private Messages, Games, a Web Browser, Popup-blocker, Profiles, Message Boards, Desktop Sharing, Integration with AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and ICQ, Voice Chat Rooms, Video Conferencing, Language Translation, File Transferring, Whiteboards, a Media Player, Free Web Hosting, Internet Access, and more, GCN has absolutely everything you could need in a Chat Program.
3.25 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XP / NTFree
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
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
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
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
Pidgin Portable
Pidgin Portable is a free open-source instant messaging client.
14.9 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
Pidgin Portable 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
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
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
BitWise IM Review - Download
MorphVOX Junior
A free voice changer which gives you a personality matching voice for online gaming and telephone calls: MorphVOX Junior is free voice changer software that will modify your voice to match your personality.
2.8 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XP / NTFree
Gajim
Gajim is a fully-featured and easy to use Jabber/XMPP client.
41.5 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XPFree
MSNPlus
MSNPlus is a software developed officially by groups.
1.46 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XP / NTFree
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
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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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
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
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
Digsby Review - Download
IPMonitor
IPMonitor is a sophisticated network monitoring solution that allows network administrators, webmasters, and Internet service providers to monitor any networked device on the Internet, corporate intranet, or TCP/IP LAN and receive alerts immediately via audible alarm, message, e-mail, or third-party software when a connection fails.
1.15 MB | For Windows 7, Windows 8 / Vista / XP / NTShareware