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What is XMPP?

XMPP is the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol. XMPP is a protocol that can be used to exchange messages on the Internet (instant messenger). Not only messages can be shared, also pictures, audio and other file formats.

Unlike some big messengers, blabber.im is open to other servers that are also part of the federated network.

You can add Contacts to your contact list (also called roster) in the same way you add email addresses. An address such as username@blabber.im is called a XMPP-ID. You can also create private or public group chats like our chat room blabber@conference.blabber.im.

What advantages does XMPP offer?

  • No control by an economically driven organization
  • No advertising in news
  • No personal data necessary
  • Decentralised federated server platforms
  • XMPP is a free and open source standard
  • Multi-device capability to read and write messages synchronously from any number of end devices
  • Multi-account capability, several accounts can be used simultaneously in the client
  • True multi-client end-to-end encryption for messages and group chats
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