I'm looking for a XMPP client for iOS that has

  • encryption via OTR, OMEMO or another easy-to-use encryption
  • group encryption
  • correct handling of logs (so that I can see messages sent from my smartphone on a desktop client)
  • option to disable "last seen online"
  • I'm not using iOS – but as far as I know there's only one client meeting the OMEMO part reliably: ChatSecure. Other iOS users might correct me on that, my information could be outdated ;)
    – Izzy
    Aug 10, 2017 at 16:54
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    @Izzy ChatSecure does not have group encryption, sadly. I've edited the question because I meant OTR or OMEMO.
    – Narusan
    Aug 10, 2017 at 17:01
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    Thanks for clarification, and good luck! As I wrote, I'm not using iOS. I'm on Android with Conversations, which supports that, and if asked for iOS it's always said "there's ChatSecure only". Let's hope someone comes up with an alternative for you!
    – Izzy
    Aug 10, 2017 at 19:57
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    @Izzy I've decided to go with ChatSecure. Out of all the iOS clients, it is by far the most advanced. And it's constantly being updated, which is a good sign that group encryption might be a future feature.
    – Narusan
    Aug 19, 2017 at 10:16
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    Thanks for the feedback! Maybe you answer your own question then? Will be helpful to others in a similar situation ;)
    – Izzy
    Aug 19, 2017 at 10:49

1 Answer 1


I've decided to go with ChatSecure for mainly two reasons

  • it's still under development with very avid contributors
  • it is the only iOS XMPP client listed on the AppStore that supports OMEMO encryption.

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