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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!

  • Meetings

    Need a quick one-to-one or one-to-many video conference? A face to face chat can be a simple as sending a single link. Using Jitsi Meet is about as easy as a chat can get when you can't be in the same place.

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Recent Posts

  • ChinWag Will Obey the Laws of Mathematics

    Despite recent comments that “the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia” and that legislation could override mathematical principles, we would like to assure our users that we will continue to obey the latter.

    By ChinWag | July 14, 2017

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  • Mastodon Deployed

    About two months ago, there was a big buzz that built up around Mastodon, a decentralised social network. I was really busy with the Melbourne Comedy Festival at the time, and didn’t get to take a look. I’ve had a look now, and taken advantage of the recent ChinWag server upgrade and extra resources to […]

    By ChinWag | June 27, 2017

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  • Inactive Account Purges

    ChinWag is coming up on two years old now, so there are a few “I’ll worry about that later” jobs that I now need to start worrying about. Inactive account handling is one that’ll need to be settled soon. I originally thought about never expiring accounts, simply on the basis that it avoids potential impersonation […]

    By ChinWag | January 21, 2017

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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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