26 Alternatives to Viber

Viber is a free instant messaging and (VoIP) Voice over IP service application software developed and published by Viber media. This messaging app was released on December 2, 2010, in the direct competition of Skype, but as it was only for iOS, so its initial version was not that much praised. Later as it was released on various platforms for both mobile and desktop, its subscriber’s entity increases and new upgraded features of the app started attracting the users from all over the world. It is the only instant messaging app that is available for all the famous platforms either of mobile or desktop. According to the stats of February 2014, it was stated that this app has more than 100 million worldwide active users and have more than 280 million globally registered users. The straightforward and easy user interface of the app makes it one of the quickest and convenient messaging app present currently in the market. It is available for Windows, Mac OS, Android, BlackBerry OS, iOS, Series 40, Symbian, Bada, Windows Phone, Linux (Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE).

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Threema

Threema is an open-source and freeware instant messaging and chatting application software developed and published by Threema GmbH. The software was initially published in December 2012. Threema word is the acronym of EEEMA. The company was founded by Manuel Kasper and was initially known as Kasper System GmbH. Although the…

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Trillian

Trillian is an astonishing free instant free messaging and chatting application software developed and published by Cerulean Studios. The application was released on July 1st, 2000. It is one of the oldest messengers and is a sort of parent messaging app. All the new and modern instant messaging apps are…

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Wicker

Wickr is an open-source and freeware instant messaging and chatting application software developed and published by Wikr Inc. This is basically a software of American based company with its headquarters in San Fransisco. The app was released in June 2012. Its CEO is Mark Fields and the co-onwer in Nick…

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FaceTime

FaceTime is an instant messaging and videotelephony service application software developed and published by Apple Inc. It is a default video calling and communication app for the iOS based devices. It was released on 24 June, 2010 for iOS and on 24 February, 2011 for Mac OS. It is compatible…

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Tox

Tox is an open source and freeware instant messaging and communication application software developed and published by Project Tox. Although the app is not that much popular among the people all over the world as much the other similar communicating apps are, but it is a real premium quality and…

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Adium

Adium is an open-source and freeware instant messaging and chatting software developed and published by Adium Team. It was initially released on 28 September, 2001. It is basically a complete messaging client service in it and support variety of different IM networks like Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger,…

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Instantbird

Instantbird is a cross-platform freeware instant chatting and messaging application software and client service developed and published by Florian Queze. It was released on October 1, 2008. It is not just a simple instant messaging software, but it is a complete IM client service in itself. It support various other…

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hike messenger

hike messenger is a freeware cross-platform instant chatting and messaging application software developed and published by Bharti Softbank. It was released on December 12,2012. It is an Indian based instant messaging app that can be used anywhere all over the world. The owner of the hike is Kavin Bharti Mittal,…

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Nimbuzz

Nimbuzz is one of the pioneering instant messaging application software developed and published by Nimbuzz B.V. It was released on May 13, 2008. It was a very first sort of mobile messaging application which includes free calls, files sharing, social gaming and social networking all in it. All the famous…

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BlackBerry Messenger

BlackBerry Messenger is a freeware instant chatting and messaging app developed and published by BlackBerry Limited. It is said to be one of the most secure and trustable messaging application software of all times. As its vendor company is quite famous for its extreme level security and privacy. It was…

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Tango

Tango is a cross-platform instant messaging and chatting application software developed and published by JP Inc. It is one of the most famous and widely used messaging service app all over the world. The simple and alluring catchy build-up of the app attracts the users and makes it one of…

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SnapChat

SnapChat is the first ever instant picture chatting and sharing application software developed and published by SnapChat, Inc. Original authors of this picture sharing application were students of Stanford University named as Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown. It was released in September 2011. It is available in more…

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Upptalk

Upptalk is an open-source and freeware VoIP client service and instant messaging and chatting application software developed and published by Upptalk Inc. It was released in start of 2010. Although this app is not that much popular as it should be among the other similar apps available in the market.…

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Libon

Libon is a freeware instant messaging and chatting application software developed and published by the renowned cellular and data carrier company Orange S.A. It was initially released on November 21st, 2012. It is not just a simple instant messaging app but is also a VoIP (Voice-over-Internet-Protocol) client service. Which means…

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Kik

Kik is a freeware instant chatting and messaging application developed and published by Kik Inc. Although the app is new in the market as compared to the other similar famous app but has caught the attention of public from the time it is released. It already have entered million subscribers…

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WeChat

WeChat is a mobile-based instant messaging and chatting application developed and published by Tencent. It was released on January 21, 2011. It is one of a complete internet messaging and private social networking app. It is basically a Chinese based application, and the original author of the app is called…

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Yahoo! Messenger

Yahoo! Messenger is an open-source and freeware instant messaging application software developed and published by Yahoo. It is the oldest messenger of all and was released on March 9, 1998. It is a sort of parent messaging software for all modern messengers available in the market right now. It is…

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LINE

Line is a proprietary instant chatting and messaging application software developed and published by Line Corporation. It was released in March 2011. It is one of the fastest messaging apps. It is going viral from the day it is released and have gained enormous users that switch from other messengers…

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Skype

Skype is world’s most popular voice-over-IP (VoIP) and instant chatting and messaging service application software developed and published by Microsoft. The original authors of the application were Priit Kasesalu and Jaan Tallinn, but they were not that successful in giving their idea a proper dimension. Microsoft Corporation after getting access…

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WhatsApp Messenger

WhatsApp Messenger is an instant messaging cross-platform propriety application software developed and published by WhatsApp Inc. WhatsApp Inc. was founded by two ex-employees of Yahoo Brian Acton and Jan Koum and after a long experimentation, they release this app in January 2010. At the very initial stage, this app was…

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Hangouts

Hangouts is an instant chatting and messaging app developed and published by Google Inc. It was released on May 15, 2013. The user can send instant messages, SMS, can call and video chat through this particular app. Although it is not that much popular app as much, it should be…

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Telegram

Telegram is a cloud-based instant chatting and texting application software developed and published by Telegram Messenger LLP. This application was released in August 2013. It is available for mobile and desktop both. The most unique and real quality based feature of the app is its security. The app ensures the…

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Imo

Imo is a web-based instant messaging and chatting application software developed and published by Created imo.im. It was released on December 04, 2009. It is one of the fastest growing messaging apps right now present in the market. Although it is new and does not possess the reputation and it…

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Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger commonly known as Messenger is an instant chatting and messaging service application software developed and published by Facebook. This application software was initially released on August 9, 2011. It was really appreciated upon its release by the users and soon become one of the most widely used messaging…

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GO SMS Pro

GO SMS Pro is an huge open-source enhancement for stock messaging app that brings you convenient and fast SMS/MMS experience, cool UI, more functions, and much faster. This application comes with lovely stickers, beautiful themes, dual sim support, GO chat, popup windows, private box, and much more. There is an…

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Palringo

Palringo is a comprehensive and powerful IM app that is used to join and find discussion groups in proximity to you, start video, voice, or text conversations and stay connected. There is an intuitive interface to change your nickname and status message, add new friends or create groups to your…

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