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Fully-featured XMPP chat client Source


Gajim aims to be an easy to use and fully-featured XMPP client. Just chat with your friends or family, easily share pictures and thoughts or discuss the news with your groups.

Chat securely with End-to-End encryption via OMEMO or OpenPGP.

Gajim integrates well with your other devices: simply continue conversations on your mobile device.


  • Never miss a message, keep all your chat clients synchronized
  • Invite friends to group chats or join one
  • Easily send pictures, videos or other files to friends and groups
  • Chat securely with End-to-End encryption via OMEMO or OpenPGP
  • Use your favorite emoticons, set your own profile picture
  • Keep and manage all your chat history
  • Organize your chats with workspaces
  • Automatic spell-checking for your messages
  • Connect to other Messengers via Transports (Facebook, IRC, ...)
  • Lookup things on Wikipedia, dictionaries or other search engines directly from the chat window
  • Set your activity or tune to show your friends how you are feeling
  • Support for multiple accounts
  • XML console to see what's happening on the protocol layer
  • Support for service discovery including nodes and search for users
  • Even more features via plugins



Used to be great after scale-to-fit pre Gajim 1.4.0 and single window mode, now it’s ... just check the screenshot (with scale-to-fit enabled) below.

Project links: Links to (pages with) screenshots: Screenshots


Mobile Fit: 2

Many parts of the app are not usable with touch input on small screens, even with scale-to-fit org.gajim.Gajim on

Project status: mature

This project has been in development for a long time and is usually well beyond its 1.0 release. It should work fine.


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By Service: XMPP

By Category: chat

By FreeDesktop-(Additional-)Category: GTK GNOME Network Chat InstantMessaging

Licensing and technical details

License: GPL-3.0-only Metadata: CC-BY-SA-3.0

Frameworks: GTK3

Programming languages: Python

Build system: setup.py

AppStream Metadata URL: https://dev.gajim.org/gajim/gajim/-/raw/master/data/org.gajim.Gajim.metainfo.xml.in