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A decentralized messaging and sharing app built on top of Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB)


A decentralized messaging and sharing app built on top of Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB).

  • Connect with friends without depending on any central servers.
  • Don't worry about spam, you only get messages from people you follow.
  • Use Patchwork online or offline, the data you need is stored on your device.
  • Sync messages with friends when you're on the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Keep secrets with private messages, which are always end-to-end encrypted.
  • Change and improve Patchwork however you'd like, it's free and open source.


Screenshot of Patchwork

New to Scuttlebutt? Join the network by connecting to a pub.

  1. Choose a pub from the pub list and copy an invite code.
  2. Open Patchwork and select Join Pub.
  3. Paste the invite code and select Redeem Invite.

You're done! Check out #new-people to see who else has recently joined.


Most people should download Patchwork for Windows, macOS, or Linux.

Alternatively, you can install Patchwork with your favorite package manager.

  • npm: npm install --global ssb-patchwork
  • yarn: yarn global add ssb-patchwork
  • brew: brew cask install patchwork
  • yay: yay -S ssb-patchwork

Building from source? Check out for more information.


Create a new issue to report problems or request features. See for more information on how to get involved. You can also support the project via donations.

Please note that this project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By participating in this project you agree to abide by its terms.

See Also



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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