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Franz – A Complete Messenger App With Multi Platform Support

If you are a user of multiple messenger service to keep in contact with office colleagues, Facebook friends, WhatsaApp, Slack, WeChat and much more, it is very hard to manage all messaging services with different apps installed on a PC or Mac. If you are looking for a complete all in one solution to maintaining all messenger services in one place, we are here to solve your problem. Franz is a one stop solution for your messaging needs; it simplifies your messaging tasks in a single app.

Franz Installation


In the installation guide, we used Mac OSX; all screenshots are related to Mac. Installation of the Fraz is normal like other installations. After installation, you can find the app in Mac Finder.

User Interface

User Interface of Franz carries pretty simple options. In the first run, you will see available services to add. Franz currently supports Slack, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram, Skype, WeChat, HipChat, ChatWork, Hangouts, GroupMe, Grape, Gitter, Steam Chat, and Discord.

Franz Main UI

To add a service to Franz, simply click on the service name. For example, clicking on the Skype will open a new window like below screenshot. Here, you can change the name or keep it like same. This feature is created for multi-account users; it will differentiate the name in tabs. For example, if you are using three different Skype accounts for Family, Business, and Personal use, you can name it as Skype-Family, Skype-Business or Skype-Personal for easy access. After, clicking on the “Add Skype” it will create a tab in the main user interface. You can add as many as Skype accounts in Franz, multi-account is available for all 14 services.

Franz Adding Service

In below screenshot you will see added services. Now, the user has to add the credentials to start using services. I tested the Franz using multiple accounts and all available services once. The app works like a charm, and it didn’t get any error or lag during the testing. Franz lacks settings option to tweak the program, from the menu available you can zoom in and zoom out, toggle screen options only.

Franz Facebook Service

Franz Available Services

Franz allows you to add each service many times. This makes Franz the perfect tool to manage multiple business and private accounts at the same time. You could even use five different Facebook Messenger accounts at once, if some inexplicable reason urges you to do so.


Overall, Franz is a fantastic messenger app available for Windows/Mac/Linux platforms. It is a must have messenger app for every multi-messenger service user. You can grab the Franz app from the link provided below.

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Rahul is the Editor-in-Chief at Thetechhacker, Phone Opinions, and Ask Hacker. After realizing an obsession with technology, he left his job career to write about technology.

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