ChatSecure is a free and open source messaging app that features OTR encryption over XMPP. You can connect to an existing Google account, create new accounts on public XMPP servers (including via Tor), or even connect to your own server for extra security.

Unlike other apps that keep you stuck in their walled garden, ChatSecure is fully interoperable with other clients that support OTR and XMPP, such as Adium, Jitsi, and more.

ChatSecure only uses well-known open source cryptographic libraries to keep your conversations private. Other apps may make claims about 'military grade' security but, without publicly auditable source code and verifiable end-to-end encryption, you cannot be truly safe.

* XMPP with TLS certificate pinning.
* OTR for verifiable end-to-end encryption and forward secrecy.
* OMEMO for a mobile-friendly alternative to OTR.
* Tor integration for easy access to XMPP .onion services.
* SQLCipher to locally encrypt conversation logs.
* Free and Open Source:

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What's New

Version 4.2.1

* Fix some crashes and odd behavior in the chat view bubbles
* Fix crash when media URL cannot be parsed
* Fix crash when room messages are orphaned
* Add toggle to allow database passphrase keychain entry to be persisted in encrypted iTunes backups to allow for better experience when restoring a backup to a new device
* Connections are more likely to be cleanly disconnected during background fetches
* Match room occupants to contacts if possible
* Remove UserVoice
* Update a few dependencies
* Show full version number at bottom of Settings
* Move 3rd party library license and version information to Settings bundle
* Migrate to Swift 4
* iPhone X support
* Now requires iOS 9 or higher


Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Notifications broken


The notifications never come through. It's hard to see the point of a messenger without working notifications.

No more searching. Best xmpp app for ios


Subj says it all. It can connect through tor without any extra tweaks and external stuff or apps.

And it is free!

XMPP client for iOS


I am a big fan of Signal. It's my go-to...however it sufferers from cross-platform support. This app brings a secure XMPP client to iOS.


Chris Ballinger
89.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tibetan, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Uzbek, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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