Top 23 Chat Open-Source Projects
The communications platform that puts data protection first.Project mention: Ask HN: Safest place for young kids to chat to friends online? | news.ycombinator.com | 2022-01-11
At one point I seriously considered self-hosting a Rocket Chat  instance for very similar reasons. It seems to have a good balance of features, moderation controls, and polish while still being pretty straight-forward to host.
The main challenge I ran into was, of course, convincing folks to use it (instead of the "easier" forms of communication that they already had....).
A customizable life embetterment robot.Project mention: “The infringer is my alt account” | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-09-16
TIL that GitHub are still using Hubot (or at least an account in its name) ... to process DMCA submissions!
Hubot (the framework) has seen little to no maintenance activity from GitHub since a few years back - I'd love to see something from GitHub for how the project could continue.
Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.
Zulip server and web app—powerful open source team chatProject mention: Best way to add chatting into my web app? | reddit.com/r/django | 2022-01-16
The package that I found most useful is Zulip. Probably overkill, https://github.com/zulip/zulip/
💬 The most complete chat UI for React NativeProject mention: Top React Native UI Component Libraries | dev.to | 2021-12-21
Web-site: https://github.com/FaridSafi/react-native-gifted-chat GitHub stars: 9.4k Price: Free License: MIT License Demo: – Type of support: Community support via GitHub issues Documentation: Full documentation
Instant messaging platform. Backend in Go. Clients: Swift iOS, Java Android, JS webapp, scriptable command line; chatbotsProject mention: Tinode chat: Instant messaging platform with inline images, attachments and anonymous users | reddit.com/r/u_VeronikaKerman | 2021-09-09
Keybase Go Library, Client, Service, OS X, iOS, Android, ElectronProject mention: keybase git repositories | reddit.com/r/Keybase | 2021-12-29
This may be unrelated but week before last a new buggy version of the keybase client was released (v5.9.0). This is the first release since September. It has issues related to KBFS mounts that caused me to have to downgrade to the previous version. If you're seeing problems that only recently cropped up, this may relate to this new version.
OpenIM: Instant messaging open source project based on go built by former WeChat technology experts. Backend in Go.（由前微信技术专家打造的基于 Go 实现的即时通讯（IM）项目，从服务端到客户端SDK开源即时通讯（IM）整体解决方案，可以轻松替代第三方IM云服务，打造具备聊天、社交功能的app。）Project mention: Open-IM-Server: An Open Source Instant Messaging Server | reddit.com/r/programming | 2021-11-06
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Elegant Facebook Messenger desktop appProject mention: How to access stored credentials (detailed description of problem in the comments) | reddit.com/r/applehelp | 2022-01-09
I never actually "solved" this, but I switched to Caprine and I'm no longer having any problems. It actually works much better than the official app (it lets you send audio files, etc).
🐀 Building a federated link aggregator in rustProject mention: Any plans for a new home when Reddit goes public/IPO? | reddit.com/r/pihole | 2022-01-24
Check out Lemmy ( https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy It is a decentral reddit alternative, so everyone can host a server and all these servers are federated.
Take control over your live stream video by running it yourself. Streaming + chat out of the box.Project mention: Hosting Owncast as alternative to Twitch with podman/docker and nginx | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 2022-01-05
Owncast is Free as in Libre, fully Open Source and actively maintained. The projects Homepage: https://owncast.online/ The projects GitHub: https://github.com/owncast/owncast
Robust, Ubiquitous and Massively Scalable Messaging Platform (XMPP, MQTT, SIP Server)
💬 Modern, responsive, cross-platform, self-hosted web IRC clientProject mention: IRC client with web interface? | reddit.com/r/raspberry_pi | 2022-01-26
Chat over SSH.Project mention: Why aren’t we using SSH for everything? | reddit.com/r/CKsTechNews | 2021-12-03
A lightweight framework to build chat applications, made in Swift
Open source, native iOS Messenger, with realtime chat conversations (full offline support). (by relatedcode)
Conversations is an open source XMPP/Jabber client for AndroidProject mention: Entschlüsselung von Messengern: Staaten sollen für Chatkontrolle werben - Golem.de | reddit.com/r/privatsphaereimnetz | 2022-01-25
Desktop chat client for Google HangoutsProject mention: Google Chat native app | reddit.com/r/macapps | 2021-08-07
i've liked yakyak is a good open source option https://github.com/yakyak/yakyak
HTPC/Homelab Services Organizer - Written in PHPProject mention: Ce rahat cu serviciile de streaming. | reddit.com/r/Romania | 2022-01-24
Jitsi is an audio/video and chat communicator that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, IRC and many other useful features.Project mention: How Not to Support Desktop GNU+Linux, Zoom Edition (working Wayland support coming soon?) | reddit.com/r/linux | 2022-01-21
Hopefully they can improve performance: https://github.com/jitsi/jitsi/issues/470
VENOM love at first sight The documentation was straight forward and it got the right amount of stars and maintainers so I $~ npm install venom-bot and started coding.
Android library. Flexible components for chat UI implementation with flexible possibilities for styling, customizing and data management. Made by StfalconProject mention: Fixed-budget, scope-controlled - an Innovative model of software development pricing | dev.to | 2021-03-03
As a development company with a decade of experience behind our back and almost a hundred and a half projects fulfilled, we see much potential in the new pricing model and are going to implement in our work. Reasonable and fair risk distribution, focus on product quality and flexibility are what should be valued by both parties and such an approach copes perfectly with the challenge.
Exports Discord chat logs to a fileProject mention: RIP the nootropics discords! | reddit.com/r/NooTopics | 2022-01-21
An important reminder to archive your DMs and server logs. https://github.com/Tyrrrz/DiscordChatExporter
ChatSecure is a free and open source encrypted chat client for iOS that supports OTR and OMEMO encryption over XMPP.Project mention: what is the best xmpp client for iPhone? | reddit.com/r/PrivacyGuides | 2021-10-06
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Haskell secure messenger - SimpleX Chat v1 has been released!
2 projects | dev.to | 26 Jan 2022
Help creating a chat application from terminal?
1 project | reddit.com/r/bash | 26 Jan 2022
IRC client with web interface?
2 projects | reddit.com/r/raspberry_pi | 26 Jan 2022
Show HN: SimpleX Chat v1.0 has been released – Double Ratchet Encryption
1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Jan 2022
Is there any fork of signal messenger app?
1 project | reddit.com/r/androidapps | 25 Jan 2022
Entschlüsselung von Messengern: Staaten sollen für Chatkontrolle werben - Golem.de
1 project | reddit.com/r/privatsphaereimnetz | 25 Jan 2022
Login issues with Facebook at MFA
1 project | reddit.com/r/pidgin | 22 Jan 2022
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