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Free and open-source XMPP chat client.


Converse Desktop

Jabber/XMPP client based on Converse.js and Electron


A basic integration of Converse.js and Electron. With OMEMO.

Screenshots and features

Login screen One-to-one chat Multi-user chat

  • Permanent account storage
  • Tray icon
  • Tray notifications
  • All the best from Converse.js like system notifications, MAM, OMEMO etc. See details at Converse.js



Latest release installers

Operation System Download link
macOS Converse_Desktop-9.1.0_x64.dmg
Windows Converse_Desktop_Setup-9.1.0_x64.exe
Linux DEB converse_desktop-9.1.0_amd64.deb
Linux other converse_desktop-9.1.0_x64.tar.gz

Build from source

git clone
cd converse-desktop
npm i
$(npm bin)/electron-rebuild

Then, to run:

npm start

Build targets:

Operation System Target
macOS npm run dist
Windows npm run dist:win64
Linux DEB npm run dist:linux64deb

More targets could be added via package.json. See electron builder docs.


Like Converse.js, Converse Desktop's files are released under the Mozilla Public License version 2 (MPLv2). The gist of this license is that the covered files must stay open source, and modifications to them need to be released under the same license, but new files (for example for your own plugin) don't have to be released under the same license.

However, libsignal library, which is required for OMEMO support is released under the GPLv3. The MPLv2 license is compatible with GPLv3 and when GPLv3 code is included, the entire project effectively is licensed under the GPLv3.

Any custom build of Converse Desktop without libsignal included will again be licensed under the MPLv2.


This project started as a fork of Nick Denry's Chimeverse.

PayPal donate button
Account form Account form
Main window Main window
Chat Chat
Settings screen Settings screen

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Key Action
/ Focus the search bar
Esc Focus the search bar and cleans it
Select the next search result
Select the previous search result
Enter Open the selected search result
cmdEnter Ctrl+Enter Open the selected search result in a new tab