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Secure messaging, anywhere Source


A GTK app for Briar, bringing secure messaging to your desktop and mobile devices. It uses briar_wrapper and the Briar REST API and therefore requires Java and Python. Source


Could not chat with Android client in initial test (2020/12/01), deprecated and replaced by https://code.briarproject.org/briar/briar-desktop/ (2021/09/21)

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Mobile Fit: 5

Perfect - this app fits your phone screen just fine out of the box and works nicely with touch input!

 This app is (according to its appstream metadata or description) intended to be compatible with mobile devices.

Project status: archived

This project has been archived by its maintainers. It might still work for you, but you won't get any help if something is wrong.


Build and install your own flatpak: https://code.briarproject.org/briar/briar-gtk/-/raw/main/app.briar.gtk.json

If you're lucky, you can install this app by just hitting this button:


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Licensing and technical details

License: AGPL-3.0-only Metadata: CC-BY-4.0

Frameworks: GTK3 libhandy

Programming languages: Python

Build system: meson

AppStream Metadata URL: https://code.briarproject.org/briar/briar-gtk/-/raw/main/briar-gtk/data/app.briar.gtk.metainfo.xml.in