What are the best messenger Services for PC?

asked by Cabdi Nuur Waasuge
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8 solutions
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    #1Skype

    Skype
    Skype is an online communication tool for videocalls, voice call, voice chatting and instant messenger services. You can use it for a wide range of needs, like calling your friends abroad,  voice chat and team chat for gaming, or many other necessities.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    Vincent Jordan
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "This is a very popular application for this exact purpose. This will likely fit the needs of anyone searching for this very well."
  2. 10

    #2imo

    imo

    With imo, you can make a video call with your friends from your smartphone. It works on Android and iOS devices. Also, you can send messages and share photos and videos. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Samuel Flores
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "If you have used google's duo you have an idea what this app is about, its a lesser version of that one. And i wish it was cross platform but thats just not the case, with iphones and androids being so widely used it would be a great feature to implement. I will stick to duo for now. "
  3. 7

    #3WhatsApp

    WhatsApp

    WhatsApp Messenger is a mobile and desktop messaging app which uses a phone's Internet connection or Wi-Fi. This free app allows users to send multimedia, make calls for free, arrange group chats, and customize notifications and UI.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Android, Windows

    Free

    Joseph Reyes
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "WhatsApp is the best messenger service. You can quickly and easily communicate directly with individual and/or groups. Easy to share files and links."
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    #4Viber

    Viber

    Viber is popular and reliable. It automatically adds your contacts so that you can send texts, stickers, emojis and make voice and video calls. You can also share photos and videos and make international and domestic calls at reduced rates.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows, Chrome

    Free

    Paul Medina
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "I have actually used it and it works out great especially if you only have wifi."
  2. 4

    #5HipChat

    HipChat
    Group chat, video chat, and screen sharing for work teams. This online service has also available apps on Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux.
    Software

    Windows

    Free- basic plan

    Anthony Harper
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "There are lots of messengers out there in the market right now. Different chats are popular in different countries, among people of different backgrounds etc. Hence it would be a good idea to have at least 4-5 messengers installed because usually each of them has its own niche. Skype is the current market leader, the most commonly used one. Personally, I'm not satisfied with Google Hangouts. Facebook video chat is ok. I think it won't be a bad idea to try HipChat on PC, there is a high chance it will occupy some niche or even create its own one. "
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    #6Output Messenger

    Output Messenger

    Output Messenger is a messaging service for your office, that instantly connects all the workers and allows them to chat, share, and interact. One service like this improves efficiency and the emotional state of the workers.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Keith Richards
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "Our boss decided we'd all start using Output Messenger. It's redundant. I couldn't name a single thing about it worth remarking on, it's that bland and unnecessary."
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    #7Facebook

    Facebook
    Facebook is an online social networking media service which allows users to connect to fellow users such as family, friends, artists, groups, pages, etc. Available as an app, Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg.
    Websites

    Free

    Timothy Stevens
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "So I was looking for the best way to IM people online that didnt include skype, I remembered Facebook has a messenger service and it has worked great! I can call people, video call and text chat!"
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    #8Franz 5

    Franz 5

    Franz 5 is the perfect tool to manage a variety of business and private messaging and chat services such as Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts, Skype, Zendesk and many more.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Cristina Zamudio
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "Being part of different communities often requires you to use different messaging platforms. You end up with lots of different apps and browser windows trying to stay on top of your messages and chats. Franz offers a simple way to manage your many messaging apps and is now open source"

Summary

Best What are the best messenger Services for PC
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SkypeSoftware 14 Free
2imo Apps 10 Free
3WhatsAppApps 7 Free
4ViberApps 6 Free
5HipChatSoftware 4 Free
6Output MessengerApps 2 Free
7FacebookWebsites 2 Free
8Franz 5Software 0 Free
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