Free and Open

Communicate with anyone, anywhere. Mobile or desktop. Free.

Ready for a ChinWag?

Start Talking

Chinwag Services

  • Messaging

    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.

  • Networking

    Chinwag hosts a Mastodon instance, and is part of a huge decentralised social network. Share and communicate with thousands of people around the world, from your browser or a selection of mobile apps.

  • Images

    Chinwag provides a free image hosting service. Share pictures with the world via Chinwag services or any other social site. Got something to show someone? We'll help!

  • Discussion

    Our discussion forum is the ideal place if you need to have a persistent conversation over a long period. Jump in and out over years, if need be. If you don't know who you need to talk to, try here!

More Questions?

Get Help

Recent Posts

  • Happy 4th Birthday!

    I’m just scraping in with about an hour to spare here – I planned a much bigger post, with lots of reflection about where we’ve been and where we’re going. A summary of some notable events maybe … but today turned out to be really busy and lots of work happened instead. Anyway, today marks […]

    By ChinWag | May 13, 2019

    Read More

  • Three Years of Chinwag!

    It’s been three whole years since the final part of the “How to set up a public XMPP server” series of articles that Chinwag was the example for was published, and it went live.

    By ChinWag | May 13, 2018

    Read More

  • Chinwag in 2018

    Happy New Year, for a start! Hope you’re having a good one so far! In a couple of months, it’ll be three years since Chinwag went live. It started out as a tutorial on how to set up your own XMPP server, and I nearly shut it down at the end of writing that. Instead, […]

    By ChinWag | January 8, 2018

    Read More

  • Chinwag Social

    The initial version of our local user guide for Chinwag Social, our Mastodon instance, is now live. Getting Social You can sign up at https://social.chinwag.org/about – please let us know if there is anything else you’d like covered in the guide.

    By ChinWag | December 22, 2017

    Read More