The 7 Best Chat Apps and Clients Better Than Official Messengers

Among the fastest growing social networks today, you’ll find plenty of chat apps. In fact, it could be argued that instant messaging (IM) is the way forward for social networks, which is why Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion and Twitter opened up its Direct Messages.
However, only some of these chat services have a desktop client, while others only give you web-based versions. There is some truth to the death of the desktop client. But third-party developers aren’t giving up yet.
From all-in-one messaging apps to dedicated chat clients that do a better job than the official web versions, here are some amazing chat apps you should be using on your Windows, Mac, or Linux computer.
1. Franz (Windows, Mac, Linux)
All-in-one messaging app for WhatsApp, Slack, Skype, and many more.
Franz is an all-in-one, universal messaging app, which supports 65 services. This includes Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Slack, Telegram, WeChat, Skype, HipChat, Discord, and several others. Not all..

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