Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Franz: Manage Multiple Business and Private Accounts in One Window

Perfect tool to manage multiple business and private accounts ( WhatsApp, Skype, Telegram, Messenger and others ) at the same time - Ever wonder how to open messaging application (mobile: android/ios/pc) in one window? Then you're at the right place!

Today post will tell you an application that can be answer of the first paragraph question. We'll using the app named Franz. Before this post, we ever publish an article about how to open facebook messenger on Linux. You can read at Facebook Messenger for PC Linux Operating System.

What's Franz?

Manage Multiple Business and Private Accounts in One Window

Franz is a free messaging app / former Emperor of Austria and combines chat & messaging services into one application. This application allows you to add each service many times. You could even use five different Facebook Messenger accounts at once, if some inexplicable reason urges you to do so.

10000 Daily Active User in 26 Days

Refers from official meetfranz's blog ( ), below are the short data of Franz :

1. Activity

  1. 22,000 install
  2. 10,000 daily active users
  3. 110.000 sessions
  4. 2h 10m average session length

2. Most Used Service

  1. WhatsApp (14,300)
  2. Messenger (14,200)
  3. Skype (10,500)
  4. Slack (8,200)
  5. Hangouts (6,400)

Linux, Mac and Windows Supported System

Now Franz available on all major desktop platforms. This means the application is available for Mac, Windows & Linux. However the last two currently are in beta version. See the details below :
  • Linux : 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Mac : Requires 10.9 or newer
  • Windows : 32-bit and 64-bit. Requires Windows 7 or newer

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Supported Service

Franz supports a great variety of business and private messaging & chat services. So below is a list of the 14 messaging services that Franz can currently connect to :
  1. WhatsApp
  2. Telegram
  3. Facebook Messenger
  4. Skype
  5. Steam Chat
  6. Google Hangouts
  7. Slack
  8. HipChat
  9. WeChat
  10. GroupMe
  11. Gitter
  12. ChatWork
  13. Discord
  14. Grape

Open WhatsApp, Messenger, Slack on Linux PC

Step 1 - Download correct version for your operating system system ( 32-bit or 64-bit ). The link available at the last line of this post.

Download Franz, social media apps in one touch

Step 2 - The package compressed in .tgz, so you must extract it for first. Open Franz-linux folder, then Double click on Franz to launch run the app.

Install Franz, Linux Folder

Step 3 - Franz will automatically running. The main window will list supported service.

How to open WhatsApp on laptop

Step 4 - Click which service you want to use. Just click at the service icon, give the "Name" and choose "Add ( services app )".

Add service account in franz ubuntu linux

Once added, all running service will display at the top of the window and the main window.

Step 5 - Now you can login with your account.

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Need to stop the running service? Yes you can! Just click the "Gear" icon at the main window then hit "Delete Service". This also automatically close the opened service tab.

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Privacy? Is it Save?

The Franz developers say "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!"

So that's all I can write about Franz, allows you to open popular messaging service such as WhatsApp, Slack, Messenger, Hangouts, Telegram, etc in single window without emulator, also browser ( firefox, google chrome, chromium ). Hope you've enjoyed reading this tutorial as much I’ve enjoyed writing it and thanks for visiting us.

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