Conversations (Jabber / XMPP)

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About this app

A free and open source Jabber/XMPP client for Android. Easy to use, reliable, battery friendly. With built-in support for images, group chats and e2e encryption.

Design principles
• Be as beautiful and easy to use as possible without sacrificing security or privacy
• Rely on existing, well established protocols
• Do not require a Google Account or specifically Google Cloud Messaging (GCM)
• Require as little permissions as possible

• End-to-end encryption with either OMEMO or OpenPGP
• Encrypted audio and video calls (DLTS-SRTP)
• Sending and receiving images
• Intuitive UI that follows Android Design guidelines
• Pictures / Avatars for your Contacts
• Syncs with desktop client
• Conferences (with support for bookmarks)
• Address book integration
• Multiple Accounts / unified inbox
• Very low impact on battery life

XMPP Features
Conversations works with every XMPP server out there. However XMPP is an extensible protocol. These extensions are standardized as well in so called XEP’s. Conversations supports a couple of those to make the overall user experience better. There is a chance that your current XMPP server does not support these extensions. Therefore to get the most out of Conversations you should consider either switching to an
XMPP server that does or - even better - run your own XMPP server for you and your friends.
These XEPs are - as of now:

• XEP-0065: SOCKS5 Bytestreams (or mod_proxy65). Will be used to transfer files if both parties are behind a firewall (NAT).
• XEP-0163: Personal Eventing Protocol for avatars
• XEP-0191: Blocking command lets you blacklist spammers or block contacts without removing them from your roster.
• XEP-0198: Stream Management allows XMPP to survive small network outages and changes of the underlying TCP connection.
• XEP-0280: Message Carbons which automatically syncs the messages you send to your desktop client and thus allows you to switch seamlessly from your mobile client to your desktop client and back within one conversation.
• XEP-0237: Roster Versioning mainly to save bandwidth on poor mobile connections
• XEP-0313: Message Archive Management synchronize message history with the server. Catch up with messages that were sent while Conversations was offline.
• XEP-0352: Client State Indication lets the server know whether or not Conversations is in the background. Allows the server to save bandwidth by withholding unimportant packages.
• XEP-0363: HTTP File Upload allows you to share files in conferences and with offline contacts. Requires an additional component on your server.
Updated on
Nov 21, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

2.16K reviews
Christoffer Tibell
June 2, 2023
I just wish the app looked a bit better. The dark theme isn't very dark, they background is pretty bright grey and the green accent colour cannot be changed. Maybe avatars could be rounded a bit. Good app, could just be improved on the visuals a bit.
11 people found this review helpful
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Sheikh Shakil Akhtar
March 8, 2022
It's a fine just works app However, there's one important feature missing which is present in Blabber. When using multiple accounts, it doesn't show name of the account one uses for a conversation. This is a bit of an inconvenience. I hope to the developers will look into this. Otherwise, this app deserves at least 4 stars
24 people found this review helpful
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Bill VanKuren
February 7, 2021
Getting double messages quite often. Perhaps on the server end, but it never happened with my other xmpp apps, also it hangs when sending images, then they never deliver. Nice interface, fast response and I assume that my problems might be on my server end. I love the app, and if I can't iron out the problems I might change my review.
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What's new

· Support Private DNS (DNS over TLS)
· Support themed launcher icon
· Fix rare permission issue when sharing files on Android 11+