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Tutorial for beginners (Windows)

You can not only register a blabber.im account via our web form, within your windows client you can also directly create an account.

We show you how to create a Jabber account directly in Gajim.

Screenshots are in german language, please follow the description!

Point 1: Install Gajim for free

We open the Gajim website and download the 32-bit or 64-bit client.

  1. Download Gajim for Windows
  2. We download Gajim (64 bit) and install Gajim

Point 2: Create account

Now we open Gajim and go through the illustrated instructions step by step.

Please remember the password!

Point 3: Set profile picture (optional)

Jabber, like all instant messengers, allows you to specify a profile picture (called avatar).

Point 4: Join group chat (optional)

After registering at blabber.im you will receive a welcome message. There is also a direct link to our group chat.

Alternatively you can follow the pictures and add the “Funny Stuff” chatroom:
fun@conference.blabber.im

Point 5: Add contact

In the Accounts menu item we click on Add Contact. There you can add your friends and family members to your contact list.

Point 6: Install OMEMO Plugin

In the Gajim menu item we click on Plugins. There you can also activate further plugins. You can see some useful ones on the pictures.

  • Selects the Available tab at the top.
  • Searches the OMEMO plugin and hooks it.
  • Confirm with Install/Update.

Point 7: Encrypted writing

We now need the just activated OMEMO plugin to activate the encryption in the chat.

  • You can encrypt private chats and group chats.
  • Public group chats cannot be encrypted.
  • Open a chat window, select the lock at the bottom right and click on OMEMO.
  • The keys must be accepted manually, then you write encrypted.
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As always, questions and suggestions are welcome in our chat room blabber@conference.blabber.im.