There are two possibilities to use chat on your friendica site

  • IRC Chat
  • XMPP/Jabber

After activating the addon, you can find the chat at (if your Friendica nodes domain name is Note: you can use this chat without any login at your site so that everyone could use it.

If you follow the link, you will see the login page of the IRC chat. Now choose a nickname and a chatroom. You can choose any name you like for the room, even something like #superchatwhosenameisonlyknownbyme. Finally, solve the captchas and click the connect button.

The following window shows some text while connecting. This text isn’t important, just wait for the next window. The first line shows your name and your current IP address. The right part of the window shows all users. The lower part of the window contains an input field.

Server admins can configure their ejabberd or prosody XMPP/Jabber servers to authenticate against the Friendica user database. If configured this way, every Friendica account is also a XMPP/Jabber account and can be used with any XMPP/Jabber client.

You can find details about such a setup with ejabberd or prosody here.

  • Last modified: 2022-06-25 06:59