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Free unlimited, encrypted and private messaging with your friends over Google Talk/Hangouts, Facebook Chat, Dukgo, Jabber & more! Works with Android, iPhone, Mac, Linux or PC.

ATTN FACEBOOK USERS: Please choose XMPP account type and use your Facebook "Email Address" as your username.

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★ UNBEATABLE PRIVACY: We keep your messages 100% private using state of the art Off-The-Record (OTR) encryption. Your conversations cannot be logged or intercepted by anyone. NOTE: These security measures only apply when your friend also uses ChatSecure, or uses a compatible OTR client like Xabber, Jitsi, Adium or Pidgin.
★ NO SNOOPING: Your connection is encrypted so nobody can spy on your conversation. And the messages aren't even kept in system memory for any prying apps to find.
★ FULL LOCAL ENCRYPTION: All contacts, messages and account data are fully encrypted on your device, and protected by an optional password.
★ COMPLETELY FREE, UNLIMITED MESSAGING: No charges, ever. Chat all day with your friends across the street or across the ocean.
★ CHAT WITH ANYONE, ANYWHERE: Chat with your friends on Google Chat (GChat), Facebook Chat, VKontakte, Yandex, Hyves, Odnoklassniki, StudiVZ, Livejournal, Jabber, and more!
★ WORKS ON EVERY PLATFORM: Android with ChatSecure, iPhone with ChatSecure, Mac with Adium, Linux with Jitsi, Windows with Pidgin, and more!
★ FUN BUILT-IN: Multiple themes are included and you can create your own custom wallpapers. Your friends get cute personal icons too!
★ CHAT THAT CAN’T BE BLOCKED: Use ChatSecure with our privacy plugin Orbot to bypass almost all firewalls, network restrictions and blacklists. Get the Orbot plugin, powered by Tor:
★ CHAT ON ANY SCREEN: ChatSecure is designed to be beautiful on any Android phone, tablet, or phablet.
★ AD-FREE: We want your love, not your money.
★ EASY TUTORIAL: ChatSecure is easy to use. Click here for a quick, interactive walkthrough:
★ WE SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE: ChatSecure is available for friends who speak:
Arabic (العربية), Chinese (中文简体), Czech (Čeština), Danish (Dansk), Dutch (Nederlands), English, Esperanto, Farsi (فارسی), French (Français), German (Deutsch), Greek (Ελληνικά), Hungarian (Magyar Nyelv), Italian (Italiano), Japanese (日本語) Korean (조선말), Norwegian (Norsk), Portuguese (Português), Russian (Русский), Spanish (Español), Slovak (Slovenčina), Swedish (Svensk), Tibetan (བོད་སྐད།), Turkish (Türkçe), and Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).

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***Learn More***
★ ABOUT US: Guardian Project is a group of developers that make secure mobile apps and open-source code for a better tomorrow.
★ OPEN-SOURCE: ChatSecure is free software. You can take a look at our source code, or join the community to help make ChatSecure even better:
★ MESSAGE US: Are we missing your favorite feature? Found an annoying bug? Please tell us! We’d love to hear from you. Send us an email:

The Guardian Project makes apps that are designed to protect your security and anonymity. The protocols that we use are widely regarded as the state of the art in security technology. While we are constantly upgrading our software to combat the latest threats and eliminate bugs, no technology is 100% foolproof. For maximum security and anonymity users must utilize best practices to keep themselves safe. You can find a good introductory guide to these topics at

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Recently changed in this version

+ FIXED: network connectivity / resume fixed
+ IMPROVED: visual layout, display of timestamp in dark theme
+ NEW: you can change the nickname of a contact (long press on contact row)

+ IMPROVED: adding / approving contacts works better
+ FIXED: full exit works without hang/crash
+ CHANGED: No more persistent notification by default
+ FIXED: in-app new account registration working again
+ UPDATED: updated pinned certificate values for known SSL sites

Comments and ratings for ChatSecure
  • (66 stars)

    by Tiratat Patana-anake on 25/05/2014

  • (66 stars)

    by Philip S. on 25/05/2014

    When prosody server accepts only TLSv1.2 and PFS ciphersuits, chatsecure doesn't seem able to connect. CS seems to prefer SSLv3. Gajim connected fine.

  • (66 stars)

    by Peter Piper on 20/05/2014

    The app froze, hung or didn't respond at login. When it did log in, even the communication lagged. I understand how Tor works, but this was kind of silly. Waiting 2 minutes for a message to communicate isn't ideal. Sounds petty, but when on the go, that c

  • (66 stars)

    by Chandra Majumdar on 11/05/2014

    Use Pidgin with otr on PC and this on my cell. It works. I like the fact that this will use the Google with and I do not need to create app password.

  • (66 stars)

    by Xxxxx Xxxxx on 06/05/2014

    Facebook account Nexus 4 Kitkat

  • (66 stars)

    by Andrea Schiavini on 29/04/2014

    It keeps asking for my passphrase and only opens after 3 or 4 tries. I obviously entered it carefully and I'm not dumb.

  • (66 stars)

    by Shaun Collins on 25/04/2014

    Can not get it to encrypt a conversation it just spins implying its working or buffering wait symbol keeps displaying.