Who said instant messaging is only available on mobile phones?

Most of the popular messaging apps you probably use already have desktop versions that you did not know about. It’s true that texting and calling your friends is more convienient when it is done on your phone, but desktop messengers have their perks too.

Continue reading this article to find out which desktop messaging app suits best for your texting and calling needs.

1. WhatsApp 

WhatsApp Messenger is the first in our list since it is the number one cross-platform mobile messaging app and also considering the number of installation. It allows users to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS on their mobile phones and desktop.  In addition to free massages, you can easily create groups, send each other images, video and audio media messages.

2. Pinngle Messenger 

Pinngle is a free instant messaging app that offers high quality voice and video calls with total privacy and security. The app is avaialble on all deviced and it just recently launched its desktop version for users who perfer to text and call through a PC. Besides calling and texting, you can send unlimited files, images, videos and create a public channel where you can broadcast your message to a wide range of pinngle users.

3. Viber

Viber is a very reliable app to make free call, text, and video messaging that keeps you connected with your friends and family anywhere in the world. Viber can be installed even in Tablets and all other platforms. Viber is available almost on all devices like smartphone, tablet, and most importantly has a desktop version. Viber can sync your contacts, messages and call history with your mobile device and also let you transfer ongoing calls between devices. It can keep the same account on all your devices based on your phone number that you use to register the app.

4. Skype


Skype app is there for you to make free voice and video calls, send message and share whatever you want for free. With Skype you can stay close to your friends with group chat, share screens, photos, even send the files and group video calling for free. It is available on Play store, App store, as well as desktop for PC and has a web version too.

5. Line

With Line app, you can exchange free instant messages with your friend or in group chats. This app is available in Mobile, tablet, and PC. With LINE real-time voice and video calls with friends are free. Moreover, it lets you share photos, videos, voice messages, contacts, and location information easily with your friends whether you are on your phone or using the desktop version.

6. Telegram 

Telegram messaging app has focused on speed and security. This messaging app is super-fast, simple, secure and free. Telegram syncs across all of your devices and can be used on desktops, tablets, and phones. You can send an unlimited amount of messages, photos, videos and files of any type. Telegram offers also Secret Chats. Secret Chat messages can be programmed to self-destruct automatically from both participating devices. This way you can send all types of disappearing content messages, photos, videos and even files. Secret Chats use end-to-end encryption to ensure that its intended recipient can only read a message.

7. WeChat

WeChat is a free messaging and calling app that allows you to connect with family and friends easily. It’s the all-in-one communications app for free text, voice and video calls, moments, photo sharing, and games. Best of all it is available on desktop too.

8. Nimbuzz 

Nimbuzz is a free call and messaging app which combines the powers of the Internet and mobile communications into one, and lets you make calls, send messages and share files, on any mobile device, for free. Nimbuzz is the free instant messenger for your Windows PC, Mac, Tablets and Mobile Phones. You can connect with your Nimbuzz friends and all your friends across popular instant messaging and social networks. Use our simple drag and drop function to share music, movies, and photos with your buddies. Moreover, it lets you connect Facebook and Google Talk friends with one common login.

Linda Stanfield

Linda is a Storyteller and passionate about blogging. She currently covers topics related to bags, shoes, women's clothing, sustainable products and hats.

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