1. Communication software

  2. Instant Messaging

Facebook Chat @Desktop 1.2.4

Stand-alone program for Facebook chat that doesn’t require opening a browser

Publisher: Olcinium 

Imo

A free tool used to text, call and video chat

Publisher: Imo  Rating: 5.0 out of 10 (2 votes)

Messenger for Desktop 1.4.3

Facebook Messenger program that doesn't require logging into Facebook

Publisher: Aluxian.com  Rating: 7.2 out of 10 (1055 votes)

MessengerTime 9.1.8

Clutter-free desktop app for using Facebook Messenger

Publisher: SoftNinjas  Rating: 8.3 out of 10 (69 votes)

Telegram for Desktop 1.0.14

Messaging app with speed and security enhancements

Publisher: Telegram LLC  Rating: 7.3 out of 10 (519 votes)

WhatsappTime 9.1.1

Desktop application for the famous Whatsapp chatting app

Publisher: SoftNinjas  Rating: 7.4 out of 10 (479 votes)

Hangouts 2015.1204.418.1

Online program from Google that allows users to create groups

Publisher: Google  Rating: 6.6 out of 10 (845 votes)

Messenger

The popular messaging application for Facebook users

Publisher: Facebook  Rating: 7.2 out of 10 (14493 votes)

Skype Beta 6.7.60.373

Program that lets you try new features for the popular VoIP service

Publisher: Skype