If you are sick and tired of signing into multiple messaging apps on your computer, either Windows or Mac. This article will show you how to combine all of your favourite messaging clients/apps/services into a single easy to use location/client. Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts, GroupMe, Skype and many more.
With so many different messaging apps and programs now on the market, staying in touch with friends and family is easier than ever. As easy as it is though, the sheer number of different messaging apps on the market can make things a little more complicated. Just naming a few options available: Facebook Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Discord, KIK, Line, Twitter, Slack, WeChat, Telegram, GroupMe, Skype, etc.
Typically with such a variety of different services, not everyone you know will be using the same one, so you’ve more than likely got an account set up for each. All of which have their own app, and use system resources to keep running in the background. Thankfully there is now a decent way to merge or at least manage all of these services from one location, so follow along as we introduce you to Franz.
Is There a Way to Access Multiple Messaging Services From One Location? Facebook Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Discord, KIK, Line, Twitter, Slack, WeChat, Telegram, GroupMe, Skype, etc.
The interface of Franz is fantastically simple and is super easy to use. On the main interface, you’ll see the list of messaging services that you can add. To add a messenger service on Franz, click the messenger service/s you want to add, then give yourself a name and sign in to the service using your details. Next, repeat the process for all of the services you wish to use. If you wish to use more than one account from the same service simply select it again, name it and sign in with the different login info.
What About Other Features?
As well as having the ability to sign in to your favourite messaging apps Franz also features desktop notifications, dark mode, multiple language versions, cloud sync, cross-platform support (MacOS, Windows 10, Linux) and of course a spell checker and the ability to use multiple instances of the same service.
If you are looking for an alternative, to Fanz you can check out two other services one called Fredi (Github) and another called Station. Both of which offer the ability to access web apps and messaging apps from a single location. At this stage, I haven’t used either, but I do have them downloaded and ready to test.
On a Side Note…
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