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). But not only messages, but also pictures, voice messages and other file formats can be shared. You can also reach your contacts via audio & video calls.

Unlike some large messengers, their service is open for communication with other servers that are also part of the federated network.

You can add contacts to your contact list like email addresses. An address such as username@domain.tld is called XMPP-ID.

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