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 4.3.0

* Message Archive Management (XEP-0313) - one-to-one and group chat history is now synchronized between multiple devices, if supported by your server.
* Group Chat Bookmarks (XEP-0048) - Group chats are now bookmarked on your server to allow persistence between devices / installs.
* OMEMO Group Chat Encryption - This is not yet recommended for general use and is for advanced users only. Must be globally enabled in Advanced Settings as well as individually for each group chat.
* Improvements to general group chat user experience
* Bug fixes and performance improvements


Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Great promise


Great stuff but a few things u guys should consider to improve ux..add the iPhone lists search bar with the letters on the left and improve scrolling! Add tab below with messages groups..and some more options..!and it should allow receiving messages! It looks like it doesn't receive messages

Pretty good


Used to connect to our OSX server Jabber messaging. Works great although could do with notifications? Otherwise I don't see anything coming in unless I'm actually in the app. Add it to notification centre then this app is simple and perfect for ios messaging to osx server users.

Works, but problem


I think it is something on my end maybe, but when I type the send button is covered, so I cannot send my messages. Maybe you could move the send button a little higher?


Chris Ballinger
90.9 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
  1. $2.99 Donation £2.79


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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