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ChinWag Benefits

  • Open

    ChinWag is an XMPP-based messaging service, which means we fully interoperate with hundreds of other services around the world. Your friends may already be waiting for you.

  • Choice

    Because ChinWag uses open standards, you have access to a huge range of software choices to suit your usage. If you change computer, phone or service provider it doesn't matter. You'll still be able to access our services.

  • Mobile

    Whether you're at your desk or on a train, if you're connected to the internet then ChinWag is ready to help you stay in touch. Unstable connections are not a problem, we'll do our best to make sure whatever devices you're using are always in sync.

  • Social

    Group chats are a basic feature that we encourage and support. Our server is open to host rooms for any XMPP user, not just our own. Whether you just need ten minutes to plan a meetup or a reliable place to touch base with old friends for years to come, we're ready to help you out.

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Recent Posts

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    Swift IM Beta

    A great little chat client, Swift, has a new beta of its upcoming 4.0 release available and I’d encourage all ChinWag users to check it out if you’re looking for a reliable and uncomplicated desktop chat client. Version 4 adds support for message carbons, making it easy to switch between multiple desktop or mobile chats […]

    By ChinWag | August 11, 2016

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    Service Outage

    Hi everyone, there was a service outage last night of approximately five hours, from 3am to 8am (AEST). This was due to an configuration file error that prevented a restart of Prosody after a scheduled config reload. Human idiocy, basically – the config was not tested after an edit. Apologies to all affected, services have […]

    By ChinWag | August 11, 2016

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    IRC Gateway

    On a testing basis, to see if it’s useful to anyone, I’ve enabled an IRC gateway. This allows you to use your XMPP client to connect to an IRC channel as if it were a native multi-user conference. You should be able to join IRC channels on any network by joining a group chat or […]

    By ChinWag | June 12, 2016

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