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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

* Added KeySync menu option for importing keys from Pidgin, Jitsi and other OTR apps
* Improve support for locale/language switching from first screen
* Improve presence/contact list loading
* More fixes for random OTR session bugs
* and many more small improvements for your secure chatting satisfaction...

View changelog here:

Comments and ratings for ChatSecure
  • (46 stars)

    by Anthony Ruso on 06/12/2014

    New version seems broken. Contacts appear offline when they are clearly online and can still chat. Seems like the most basic function for a chatting app. To recreate bug log into 2 accounts on 2 devices then log them out and back on. Their contact image will appear offline.

  • (46 stars)

    by Joris Dalderup on 05/12/2014

    Force close on Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Wifi (GT-P3110)

  • (46 stars)

    by Ovi Publius on 05/12/2014

    Installed to be able to use with jabber but from beginning it asked only for google account. It is not fare

  • (46 stars)

    by john doe on 02/12/2014

    The user interface is quite confusing. Especially when searching and adding a user. Apparently I can add and send messages to users that don't even exist. There is no way to delete a contact. Starting Encryption is shoddy sometimes and verification doesn't always work. It says I'm offline when I am online at times. Then I found out this was beta. Why are you releasing beta software in the play sto

  • (46 stars)

    by Maxim Luppov on 02/12/2014

    Have issues with reconnect after losing network. If not this I'd give it 5 for simple and pleasant design and good functionality.

  • (46 stars)

    by Mynnia Ignea on 28/11/2014

    Often doesn't shut down properly, doesn't connect repeatedly but shows account as online regardless, so you always have to look at contacts to see if you're connected for real. Spews nonsense error messages like "disconnected for wrong password" when connections are lost. (saved password and talking via the same account minutes ago)..And not a bug but unwieldy is that you have to manually bring th

  • (46 stars)

    by John Smith on 28/11/2014

    Sg3 4g Not too sure if it is working as it supposed to. Speak to someone on another phone and messages don't seem to come through. Also have to force stop to exit app. Could be orbot?....