Dino. Communicating happiness.

Dino is a modern open-source chat client for the desktop. It focuses on providing a clean and reliable Jabber/XMPP experience while having your privacy in mind.

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Encryption. Stay private.

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.

Free Software. Check out the source code.

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 developed on GitHub by an open community where everyone can contribute – by creating a bug report, translating Dino into their language or making a pull request.

Decentralization. Powered by the people.

Dino is build 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!


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Read how to build Dino from source code.

XMPP – A decentralized messaging protocol

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 2016.

Join the community

Chat with us

Do you have ideas to improve Dino or questions about it? Join our chat room at chat@dino.im

Report bugs, suggest features

Dino is in active development. This means that it might happen from time to time that something does not work as it should. If you notice any problems or miss a feature, please report it on our issues page.

Contribute code

Being free and open-source software does not only mean that we publish our source code. We invite every interested developer to contribute code. Check out our repository on GitHub.

Translate to your language

Dino is not available in your language or the translations are incomplete? Help out translating on Weblate, a free online translation community tool.


You can support the developers on Liberapay or via PayPal using the address paypal at dino.im