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5 Free Instant Messengers for Facebook Chat

Here are 5 Free Instant Messengers for Facebook that let you do Facebook chat from your desktop.

Facebook chat is becoming quite popular nowadays, but the interface provided by Facebook is not the best possible. Also, sometimes you prefer to chat from desktop, instead of from inside your browser.

Here are some free facebook chat messengers to easily chat with your Facebook friends right from your desktop.


Yoono is a free instant messenger for social networks. Yoono works with Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, FriendFeed, and LinkedIn. Apart from social networks, Yoono also supports popular chat networks like Yahoo, Gtalk, AIM, and MSN.
Social Networks and IM Networks supported by Yoono:
  • Facebook
  • MySpace
  • Twitter
  • Yahoo Messenger
  • Google Talk
  • FriendFeed
  • Flickr
  • AIM
  • MSN
  • LinkedIn
Features of Yoono:

See Updates from All Social Networks

Yoono consolidates updates from all the social networks at one common place. When you go to “Updates” tab of Yoono, you can see updates from all your social networks. You can even select to see updates from only specific social network if you like, by just selecting the icon for that network.

See all your Friends in one List

A great feature of Yoono is that it lets you see all your friends in one consolidated list. This is available in “Friends” tab.

Chat with all IM networks from one place

Yoono lets you chat with your friends on popular chat networks from one central place. Just head over to “IM” tab, and start chatting.

Other features:

Easily share any link, picture, or content with your friends.
Update multiple social networks together.
Completely Free.
Works on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

2) Trillian Astra

Trillian Astra is a free instant messaging application that enables you to connect to multiple IM and social networks. Trillian Astra organize your online life through windows management, chat networks, chat features, astra features, usage management. Trillian Astra has over 400 features.

Some of the chat networks that Trillian Astra supports:

  • AIM
  • Yahoo
  • ICQ
  • Windows Live (MSN)
  • Facebook Messenger
  • MySpaceIM
  • Google Talk
  • Jabber/XMPP
  • Astra
  • Twitter
  • Skype
  • Bonjour
  • IRC
  • Pop3Mail
  • IMAP Mail
.. and many more. So, you can just install Trillian Astra, and connect to all your friends with all these chat networks.

Here is a small video tutorial that explains how to use Trillian Astra All-in-one Instant Messenger.

Here are some of the features of Trillian Astra All-in-One IM:

  1. Trillian Astra is a free instant messaging application that connects to social networks such as Astra, AIM, Yahoo!, ICQ, Windows Live (MSN), MyspaceIM, Google Talk, and Jabber/XMPP
  2. Trillian Astra supports tabbed windows groups the message windows together. The tabs display the satus, avatar and recent messages in each windows. You can customize the functionality with keyboard shortcuts
  3. You can view the contacts information in a unified new window
  4. The size of the windows can be configured
  5. You can customize the color themes without changing the skin
  6. Trillian Mini allows you to show three widgets to your friend. It informs you about the weather, mood and allows you to keep track of your conversation
  7. The instant knowledge bar integrate the RSS feeds in the message window
  8. You can keep track of the message you have sent with an auto-resizing edit box
  9. You can transfer files to anyone by simply dragging a file from your computer and drop into message windows
  10. You can quickly reconnect to the internet with the new Reconnect button each time the internet connection is lost
  11. You can rearrange the tab order of your conversations by dragging the tabs
  12. The indicators in tabs can find out which inactive tab send you a message
  13. The message window is closed once you have sent the message to another ICQ user
  14. You can format the text by changing the font styles and highlighting it
  15. Trillian Astra is a free instant messaging application that supports POP3 and IMAP accounts
  16. You can login to web based email simply through double clicking
  17. The Mail Tooltips allows you to view information about an account when you hover the mouse cursor over it
  18. You can block unwanted communications
  19. You can browse and take part in any standard MUC room
  20. Trillian Astra gives you the ability to send offline messages
  21. You can set your status invisible so that you appear offline to the world
  22. Runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
3)Miranda IM

Miranda IM is a free multi protocol instant messaging client that lets you connect to all popular instant messaging networks from one common place. Miranda IM supports Yahoo, MSN, AIM, Facebook chat, and much more. On top of that, you can extend the functionality of Miranda IM by using tons of plugins that are available for free.

Here are some of the IM networks that Miranda IM supports:

  • Facebook
  • AIM
  • Yahoo
  • MSN
  • IRC
  • ICQ
  • Gadu-Gadu
  • Netsend
  • Jabber
and many more..

So, you can just install Miranda IM, and chat with all your friends on different chat networks.

4)Chit Chat

Chit Chat for Facebook is a free instant messenger for Facebook that lets you chat with your Facebook contacts without having to access the Facebook site. Chit Chat automatically connects to Facebook so you can chat with your friends from the application. This Facebook Instant Messeger has an easy to use interface. You just have to download the software  and then login with your Facebook username and password.
Here are some of the features of this Free Chit Chat for Facebook instant messenger:
  1. Chat with your Facebook contacts without surfing the Facebook website
  2. Don’t have to login to Facebook
  3. Fast and easy installation wizard
  4. The tab interface allows you to chat with multiple contacts
  5. The instant message notifications informs you when a new message arrive at your inbox
  6. Save chat history
  7. Send private messages to other Facebook members
  8. Supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7


ScrapBoy is a desktop client for social networking sites like Facebook, Orkut and Myspace. It’s a very important utility in today’s time when social networking sites are an important part of almost everyone’s daily life to stay in touch with friends and distant relatives.

Now you don’t need to open up different windows to log in to your favorite social networking site. Here is just one window where you can log in to multiple sites. From a single window you can instantly stay connected with your near and dear ones.

With its nice and clean cut interface ,there won’t be any trouble using it. Now chatting, uploading and sharing photos, spying on friends and tagging them is easier than before.

Here are some of the features of Scrapboy
  1. You get instant notifications when any of your friends log in and you can set up private preferences for them as well
  2. You can go offline anytime you like
  3. You can exchange files with other ScrapBoy users
  4. You can add emoticons to your messages and let your friends see your mood
  5. Its chat box is an amazing feature.You can view your wall posts,inbox,events,pokes and even groups through it
  6. View your photos in a slideshow
  7. You can even see the deleted wall posts of friends
  8. It even reminds you of important events
  9. It works even behind a proxy server, by just changing the settings
  10. You can open multiple windows and do whatever you want to
  11. Scrapboy even works with Orkut and Myspace. You can open multiple windows at the same time and view theirs photos and scrapbook. It has a very easy interface, you can view your scrapbook and post entries, you can view who visited you recently and so on. You can customize it by setting the privacy options.

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