Dino is secure by default: Your chats never leave your computer unencrypted. Once you enabled end-to-end encryption via OMEMO or OpenPGP, only you and your chat partners can read your messages, but not your server administrator or anyone else.
If you want to increase your privacy, Dino allows you to disable read and typing notifications – globally or only for specific contacts.
Being free and open-source software, anyone can inspect and modify Dino. This means that you don't have to trust a single company or development team.
Dino is built on the XMPP protocol, an internet standard for decentralized communication – the instant messaging pendant to email.
Decentralization means you don't have to rely on a single provider or company, instead you can use a federated world-wide infrastructure. You can even host your own server!
Video calls in Dino are slowly coming together. We are already making successful OMEMO encrypted video calls! The feature is included in our nightly builds now, but there's still further work to be done. #dino #xmppView Mastodon toot
Dino 0.2 is out! Dino is a privacy-friendly messaging application. The 0.2 release adds message correction, improves the file upload functionality and provides more information on encryption. Release blog post: https://dino.im/blog/2020/11/dino-0.2-release/View Mastodon toot
@NGIZero will support our upcoming work on calls and video-conferences in Dino. Read our announcement post: https://dino.im/blog/2020/08/setting-out-for-calls-and-conferences/ #dino #xmppView Mastodon toot
XMPP is an open standard for communication, mainly used for instant messaging. It is a secure battle-tested protocol developed by an independent standards organization.
The "X" in XMPP stands for "Extensible", which means the core protocol is updated and extended with more features through a transparent process at the non-profit XMPP Standards Foundation every now and then. This results in some clients not implementing every feature of XMPP; for example, a typical instant messaging client won't implement Internet-of-Things functionality. Dino supports the most important standard extensions (XEP) for a modern chat client*. You can see an excerpt of the list of supported XEPs on the right.
* It is compliant with the official XMPP Compliance Suites 2020.
You can support the development through:
paypal at dino.im
If you donate 5€ or more, we can send you stickers! Include your postal address in the PayPal
transaction comment or send it via e-mail to
Join our XMPP chat room at firstname.lastname@example.org to share ideas or ask questions.
If you notice any problems or miss a feature, please report it on our issues page.
Help translating Dino into your language on Weblate.
We invite interested developers to contribute code. Check out our repository on GitHub.
You can contact the developers at
contact at dino.im for professional enquiries.