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Top Android IM Clients

Keep in Touch on Your Android Device With These Top Instant Messengers

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Want to save money on text messaging and precious airtime minutes on your Android phone or device? These top Android IM clients are a great alternative to SMS messaging and some even allow for free voice calls, saving your phone time for when you really need it.

Compare these Android instant messaging apps, read reviews and find free downloads for dozens of exciting IMs below from the Android Market. Get started now to get connected within minutes with our plethora of Android IM tutorials and more!

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Agile Messenger

Agile Messenger for Android
Courtesy, Agilemobile.com Ltd.

Agile Messenger is a free Android IM client featuring support for multiple IM accounts, including AIM, Facebook Chat, Gtalk, ICQ, Jabber, MySpace IM, Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger/MSN, and always-on connectivity.

Requires Android 1.5 and up | Size: 2.8MB | Price: Free

AIM (AOL Instant Messenger)

AIM for Android
Used with permission. © 2011 AOL LLC. All Rights Reserved.

After several years of innovation, AIM's Android app pair friends from the AOL network, Facebook Chat, Google Talk and Twitter all in one place. Enjoy sending and receiving instant messages with friends, group chat, image and location sharing, and automated chat history features all in one single app.

Requires Android 2.1 and up | Size: 3.1MB | Price: Free

AirG

AirG Android App
© 2000 - 2011 airG | all rights reserved

AirG mobile chat network's Android app offers a whole new way for users to keep in touch, check AirG mail, chat with friends and more. With always connected access, you can bypass your mobile web browser and simply pop open the AirG app!

Requires Android 2.1 and up | Size: 542KB | Price: Free

Beejive IM

Beejive for Android
Courtesy, Beejive

Beejive IM connects Android users to all their friends on AIM, Facebook Chat, Gtalk, ICQ, Jabber, MySpace IM, Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger/MSN. With this premium Android IM app, Beejive users enjoy push notifications for when the app is closed, so you're never out of touch. Features support for chat history, hyperlinks, emoticon and buddy list management.

Requires Android 2.1 and up | Size: 2.4MB | Price: $9.99

Beejive IM for Facebook Chat

Beejive IM for Facebook Chat Android App
Courtesy, Beejive

Beejive IM for Facebook Chat users can connect with all their favorite Facebook social network contacts, send files, videos and voice notes, enjoy multiple chats at once and keep a log of all conversations in this exciting free IM app. Also features push notifications so users can keep in touch even when the app is closed.

Requires Android 2.1 and up | Size: 2.4MB | Price: Free

Beejive IM for Live Messenger/MSN

Beejive IM for Windows Live Messenger Android App
Courtesy, Beejive

Beejive IM for Windows Live Messenger/MSN users can connect with all their favorite contacts, send files, videos and voice notes, enjoy multiple chats at once and keep a running chat history for retrieval after the conversation has ended. Also features push notifications so users can keep in touch even when the app is closed.

Requires Android 2.1 and up | Size: 2.4MB | Price: Free

Brosix

Brosix for Android App
Copyright © Brosix, Inc.

Brosix Instant Messenger for Android gives businesses and organizations the on-the-go messaging they need and the encryption and security tools they want. In addition to offering text chat, offline messaging, screen sharing, voice and video calls and more, Brosix also offers encryption features to protect your messages and data when you are away from the computer.

Requires Android 2.1 and up | Size: 416kb | Cost: Free

eBuddy for Android

eBuddy for Android IM App
Courtesy, eBuddy.com

eBuddy for Android with push notifications allows users to connect with a myriad of instant messaging networks including AIM, Facebook Chat, Google Talk, Hyves, ICQ, Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger/MSN accounts. Features support for emoticons, avatars/IM buddy icons and more.

Requires Android 1.5 and up | Size: 1.7MB | Cost: Free

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger for Android
Facebook © 2011

Facebook Messenger is Android's dedicated Facebook Chat app, featuring live chat, inbox messaging, group chat, photo and location sharing and more. Chat with friends on the go, whether they have Facebook Messenger or signed in via computer to the social network.

Requires Android 2.2 and up | Size: 2.7MB | Cost: Free

GroupMe

GroupMe App for Android
© 2011 GroupMe Inc.

GroupMe, now part of the Skype network, offers you a free telephone number from which you and friends can group chat, conference call, share locations and more right from the comfort of your Android phone or device. The best part? It's free and uses your Internet data plan. Note: During poor service connections, messages may utilize your text messaging plan, which may incur additional costs.

Requires Android 2.1 and up | Size: 2.3MB | Cost: Free

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