There has never been a better time to get into XMPP, a free public chat network no one controls or owns. Monal is a fast and user friendly way to use XMPP. Just download the app, login or register and you are ready to chat in minutes. It looks and works the way other apps do, so there is no need to “learn XMPP” or even care what it is.

Notable features:
-Open Source
- No Ads! Strong focus on privacy. Does not phone home and does not have "metrics" software 
- Does not read any personal information.
- With a direct connection to your server, your password and all other info is never sent to a third party.
- OMEMO encrypted chat
- Will work with corporate XMPP servers that require VPN
- MUC multi user chat
- Standard XMPP Jingle VOIP

Implements XMPP certain extensions intended to improve mobile communication.
- XEP-0357: Push Notifications
- XEP-0280: Message Carbons keep messages in synch between clients.
- XEP-0198: Stream Management to quickly reconnect.
- XEP-0199: XMPP Ping to maintain connections.
- XEP-0313: Message Archive Management to download chat history.
- XEP-0352: Client State Indication for dramatic reduction on power use.
- XEP-0363: HTTP File Upload to send images in conversations.

What’s New

Version 4.8

Allows you to see the contents of the message in the notification again. There are also improvements to message archive management (MAM) which should allow you to scroll through your entire history. In addition we have added a button in chat to scroll to the newest message. There are also translations for many new languages (and growing!)

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

wildeling ,


This is a superb XMPP client. Everything just works and it supports all standard encryption protocols.

The only wish is if the developer could implement a share extension. That would be totally amazing. Please think about it.

Surenthar Pitchai ,

Best XMPP chat for iOS

This is the best iOS xmpp chat app I found so far. It has all features I need. Thank you developer for giving us a great app.

Developer Response ,

Thanks! The team is working hard to make it better every day.

Pranav-prakash ,

It's free and ad-free. WoW

I needed an app which would support gTalk, should be light weight, $0 in app store and no ads. Thanks for this app. It has everything one needs. I feel that the UX colors are too cluttered. Maybe if this app has lesser borders in chat window, it would look so beautiful and yet simple.


Anurodh Pokharel
21.2 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Nepali, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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