Rust Chat

Open-source Rust projects categorized as Chat

Top 18 Rust Chat Projects

  • Lemmy

    🐀 A link aggregator and forum for the fediverse

    Project mention: Nerdfighters Lemmy community? | /r/nerdfighters | 2023-11-06

    There was some talk back in June of migrating or setting up a parallel community on Lemmy. Did anything ever come of that? If not, would anyone be interested in helping set one up?

  • arpchat

    Answering the question nobody asked: what if you wanted to text your friends using only ARP?

    Project mention: Arpchat – Text your friends on the same network using just ARP | | 2023-08-09
  • Onboard AI

    Learn any GitHub repo in 59 seconds. Onboard AI learns any GitHub repo in minutes and lets you chat with it to locate functionality, understand different parts, and generate new code. Use it for free at

  • deltachat-core-rust

    Delta Chat Rust Core library, used by Android/iOS/desktop apps, bindings and bots 📧

    Project mention: Announcing mailfred 0.1, a library to offer services through the email infrastructure processing emails as requests & responses. | /r/rust | 2023-07-10

    In addition: not sure if you know about deltachat

  • Ruma

    A set of Rust crates for interacting with the Matrix chat network.

    Project mention: Looking for Axum app boilerplate | /r/rust | 2023-01-19
  • termchat

    Terminal chat through the LAN with video streaming and file transfer.

  • gossip

    Gossip is a nostr client

    Project mention: Nostr (“Notes and Other Stuff Transmitted by Relays.” – An Introduction | | 2023-04-24

    Check out the gossip client [0]. They take a unique stab at dealing with relay discovery. NIP-65 [1] also attempts to deal with this.



  • twitch-tui

    Twitch chat in the terminal.

    Project mention: Twitch-TUI: Twitch chat in the terminal | | 2023-10-03
  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

  • vocechat-server-rust

    VoceChat is a superlight rust written social server. Easy integration to your site/app.

    Project mention: Looking for chat solution for small business. Just like WhatsApp but messages (video/photos) should be stored in server. I am after one to one chat (no groups, channels etc). is there such a program exist? | /r/selfhosted | 2023-02-14
  • Yew-WebRTC-Chat

    A simple WebRTC chat made with Yew

  • accord

    Instant messaging chat system in Rust over TCP with encryption (by LoipesMas)

  • ping

    A cross-platform and blazingly fast Matrix client focused on group and gaming chat. (by mirdaki)

  • rustgpt

    Yet another command-line chat GPT frontend written in Rust.

    Project mention: GPTerm: Yet another command-line chat GPT frontend written in Rust. | /r/ChatGPT | 2023-04-23

    Find the code here

  • server

    A server for handling chat rooms and messaging groups written in rust. (by wicrs)

  • tcd

    Twitch chat downloader CLI and GUI.

    Project mention: Twitch Chat Downloader v0.4.1 | /r/Twitch | 2022-12-19

    Pre-built binaries for Windows, Linux, and macOS are available at If you're on Linux, you'll need to make sure you have openssl installed. Windows and macOS should be good to go out of the box. Information in building from source is available in the README of the repository (also bundled with each installation).

  • waichu

    Messaging app built in Rust

  • ChatUDP

    A UDP based group chat app written in Rust ⚡

    Project mention: ⚡ TCP Chat: Simple, quick and lightweight chat built over TCP and Rust | /r/rust | 2023-05-27

    I built one with UDP:

  • rust_chat_server

    A very small, very dumb and very bad chat server to send messages in a common place for every participant.

  • barium

    [WIP] End-To-End encrypted messages (by olback)

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-11-06.

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What are some of the best open-source Chat projects in Rust? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Lemmy 12,311
2 arpchat 2,406
3 deltachat-core-rust 573
4 Ruma 513
5 termchat 510
6 gossip 503
7 twitch-tui 306
8 vocechat-server-rust 243
9 Yew-WebRTC-Chat 116
10 accord 59
11 ping 55
12 rustgpt 32
13 server 10
14 tcd 8
15 waichu 5
16 ChatUDP 2
17 rust_chat_server 2
18 barium 2
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