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Franz Messaging App for Slack, Facebook Messenger etc

Franz Messaging app is a free messaging app that combines all the various chat & messaging services features into one application. It currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts, GroupMe, Skype and many more. Before you proceed to download franz messaging app for windows, mac as well as linux, lets see how franz works.

Franz Messaging app

Lets say you have multiple private / business accounts, then with Franz Messaging app you can add all your various accounts from different platforms into a single dashboard so its easier to manage all at once.

Security & Privacy : Franz does not read anything you type, send or receive. That’s between you and your messenger service. It successfully deliver your messages. No nosing – all hail postal secrecy!

Franz 4.0.x Changelog Summary

Bug Fixes

  • Linux tray icon issue fixed
  • Fixed the custom url validation of plugins
  • The Rocket.Chat and Mattermost features fixed
  • Fixed the disable autostart
  • Fixed the tray error that sometimes causes the main process to abort
  • Issue that prevents saving fixed
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New Features

  • Added option to globally mute/unmute all notifications, as well as including enabling/disabling services
  • Added quick edit menu added to the tab bar
  • Option to launch the app on system start added
  • Various integrations suuch as VK, Wire, ICQ, IRCCloud, Cisco Spark, Facebook Pages, LinkedIn, Hibox, Couple.me, Yahoo! Messenger, Zendesk,
  • API to add custom integrations added
  • Support for yodel calls added

Others

  • [Windows] Fixed issue when restoring maximized window from system tray
  • Fixed Gmail “Grrr! Popup Blocker” message
  • Made improvements to save settings/backup logic features
  • Fixed open Skype links in browser
  • Misc translation improvements

Download Franz Messaging App for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X

Install Franz Messaging App on Ubuntu

32bit OS

cd ~

sudo mkdir /opt/franz

wget https://github.com/meetfranz/franz-app/releases/download/4.0.4/Franz-linux-ia32-4.0.4.tgz

sudo tar -xf Franz-linux-ia32-4.0.4.tgz -C /opt/franz

wget "https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/360/1*v86tTomtFZIdqzMNpvwIZw.png" -O franz-icon.png

sudo cp franz-icon.png /opt/franz

cd /opt/franz

./Franz

64bit OS

cd ~

sudo mkdir /opt/franz

wget https://github.com/meetfranz/franz-app/releases/download/4.0.4/Franz-linux-x64-4.0.4.tgz

sudo tar -xf Franz-linux-x64-4.0.4.tgz -C /opt/franz

wget "https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/360/1*v86tTomtFZIdqzMNpvwIZw.png" -O franz-icon.png

sudo cp franz-icon.png /opt/franz

cd /opt/franz

./Franz

Create a Desktop Launcher for Franz

  • Create a new ‘franz.desktop’ file and copy the following entries into the file
sudo nano /usr/share/applications/franz.desktop
  • Copy following contents into newly created file
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Franz
Comment=
Exec=/opt/franz/Franz
Icon=/opt/franz/franz-icon.png
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Messaging,Internet

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I assume this doesn’t work with Threema? For privacy reasons, I don’t use messengers like WhatsApp anymore.

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