Questions tagged [chat]

Use this tag when seeking software recommendations to relay instant text messages over the Internet, either between individual or to a private or public group.

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Alternative messaging network to WhatsApp?

Since Facebook bought Whatsapp, I'm looking for an alternative app and chat network which is able to replace their functionality. What can you recommend? Requirements: End-to-end encryption group ...
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Simple serverless messenger for Linux

I am looking for a messenger or chat application, which should fulfill following criteria: Peer-to-peer serverless application. No login required. Should search and display for other users (running ...
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Skype alternative for Linux with counterpart for Android

I'm looking for an alternative to Skype which I can use to communicate between Linux computers as well as Android. While Skype is basically being available for both systems, I prefer something more ...
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Skype replacement for text chatting

Requirements: Open source; Cross-platform (at least Windows, Linux, OS X); Text chatting, group chatting; Encryption of messages; Reliable eventual delivery of messages (including to offline contacts)...
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Skype client alternative for Ubuntu

I hate with a passion the Skype client for Ubuntu. I use my hotmail inbox to send messages instead as a workaround to using that terrible piece of software that Skype is trying to pull. I am looking ...
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Customizable website chat widget

I have a website where visitors first log in and then watch videos, and I want them to be able to exchange chat messages with my support agents as they're watching the videos. I'm looking for a chat ...
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Free portable instant messaging & audio/video calls for Windows, web, Android and J2ME

EDIT: I've changed my requirements. Also, Linphone didn't help me. I'm looking for a free, cross-platform, portable instant messaging service with which I can: Send instant messages Have emoticons ...
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Cross-platform LAN messenger that can run on multiple user accounts of the same machine at once?

I'm looking for a (free) program that allows me to chat to other computers on my network (over LAN). Desired features: Internet connection not required Available for Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6.8 (...
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Send messages between Windows computers over network

I'm looking for a piece of software that can send plain text messages between two Windows computers on the same network. There used to be a Net Send feature in Windows, but when it came to XP SP3 I ...
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Direct computer to computer video chat

I would have thought it would be common but I can't find one currently; I'm looking for a chat protocol/app that: Runs directly between two computers (could be client-server relationship I don't ...
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Presence on the network

I'm looking for a program that looks like a chat app, i.e. shows green when the user is on the LAN or red when their device is not on the network. I don't want it to be a chat program, just an ...
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Chat history database

I frequently use chat and similar means of communication with friends, teammates and other people. But I use a variety of programs and sites to do so, like Skype, Whatsapp, a few social networks, SMSs ...
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Cross-platform messaging for Android and iPhone

I have a mixed family. While my wife and I are both (currently) using Android phones, as is one of my children; my other child uses an iPhone. It's important for us to stay in contact, and phone ...
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XMPP or LAN messenger where pasted images are directly shown to recipient

I'm looking for a XMPP or LAN messenger where users can paste images from the clipboard and the pasted images are directly shown in the chat window (or a separate window) to the recipient without the ...
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Open source self-hosted encrypted chat system

I’m looking for an open source self-hosted chat system. Here are my specs: it should support end-to-end encryption, preferably with AES-256 support it should be secure and avoid any homemade ...
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Live group text chat website widget (automatic sign-in)

I plan to host webinars via a YouTube Live video that is embedded on a page in my internal Laravel website (where all visitors are already logged in). Below my embedded YouTube Live video, I'd like ...