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Franz 5

Get back on top of your messaging.

Franz is your messaging app for WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Slack, HipChat, Telegram and many many more.

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What is Franz?

Franz is your messaging app / former Emperor of Austria and combines chat & messaging services into one application. Franz currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts, GroupMe, Skype and many more. You can download Franz for free for Mac & Windows.

One service
unlimited accounts

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

Endless possibilities

Franz supports a great variety of business and private messaging & chat services like Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts, Skype, Zendesk and many more.

It does not matter if you just want to keep in touch with your friends or are managing a multi-seat customer care team. Franz got you covered.

Get in sync

You need your messaging setup at work, home and 42 other places and don't want to add all services again and again and again?

Franz 5 offers built in service synchronization. Just sign in to your Franz account and you are ready to go.

Usernames and passwords will not be synchronized.

Extend Franz

The extensive plugin architecture of Franz 5 allows you add and create unlimited services to adapt Franz a 100% to your your needs – not the other way around.

Together with the amazing Franz community, we are constantly adding new services to offer a platform that perfectly fits your needs.

Get Franz

Franz for WindowsRequires Windows 7 or newer

Franz for MacOSRequires 10.9 or newer

Franz for LinuxGet Debian Package or AppImage

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Current version: 5.0.0-beta.13 (beta) — Changelog

Download legacy version: 4.0.4. Download archive for legacy version

Frequently asked questions

How do you handle my personal messages & chats?

Franz does not read anything you type, send or receive. That's between you and your messenger service. His only interest is to successfully deliver your messages. No nosing – all hail postal secrecy!

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Why build Franz?

Being part of different communities often requires you to use different messaging platforms. You end up with lots of different apps and browser windows trying to stay on top of your messages and chats. Driven by that we built Franz, a one-step solution to the problem.

What services are supported by Franz?

Franz supports a great variety of business and private messaging & chat services like Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts, GroupMe, Skype just to name a few.

Why is Franz called Franz?

Franz, Franz, Franz, Franz, Franz, Franz, Franz... Easy to say, easy to pronounce and full of history. Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria had a rough time following the downfall of the Austrian Empire. Why not give someone with the presumably exceptional communication skills of an emperor a second chance?

How do you make money?

First of all, we never ever ever [...] ever sell user data!

Even though Franz is a free App, you can actively decide to support our development efforts with a paid "Franz Premium Supporter Plan". To upgrade your account, you will have a few options within the app settings.

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Is Franz open source?

Yes, finally! As of Franz 5 the source code is available on Github under the Apache 2 License. You are more than welcome to file file bugs, create feature requests or support the project in general.

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Download Franz for Windows, Mac and LinuxRequires Windows 7 and newer or macOS 10.9 and newer

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