Gajim – full featured and easy to use XMPP client

Gajim is an open source Jabber client written in Python, with a GTK+ frontend. This chat client can be used with, Live Journal Talk, Nimbuzz, Ovi, Talkonaut, and thousands of other services run by companies and ISPs, and volunteers around the world.

The goal is to provide a full featured and easy to use XMPP client for GTK+ users.

It does not require GNOME to run, though it exists with it seamlessly.

Features include:

  • Tabbed chat window and single window modes.
  • Group chat support (with Multi-User Chat protocol), invitation, chat to group chat transformation, and minimize group chat.
  • Audio / video conferences.
  • Emoticons, Avatars, PEP (user activity, mood and tune).
  • File transfer, room Bookmarks. File transfers are implemented by socks5 bytestreams.
  • Meta-contacts support. They offer the possibility to group a single contact for whom you have multiple items in your roster in one Meta-Contact. This is generally used when one of your contacts uses multiple accounts or networks, such as Jabber, ICQ, etc.
  • Trayicon, Speller, extended chat history functionalities.
  • TLS, GPG and End-To-End encryption support (with SSL legacy support).
  • Transport Registration support.
  • Service Discovery including Nodes, user search.
  • Wikipedia, dictionary and search engine lookup.
  • Multiple accounts support.
  • DBus Capabilities.
  • XML console interface.
  • Link local (bonjour / zeroconf), BOSH.
  • Additional functionality provided by plugins.
  • Keyboard shortcuts.
  • Flatpak available.
  • Chatlogs are stored in a sqlite3 database.
  • Cross-platform support – there are packages available for a wide range of Linux distributions, as well as support for FreeBSD, and Windows.
  • Gajim is available in 29 languages: Basque, Belarusian, Brazilian, British, Bulgarian, Chinese (simplified), Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Esperanto, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Lithuanian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

Support: Documentation
Developer: The Gajim Team
License: GNU GPL v3


Gajim is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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