Developer(s)Gajim Developers
Initial releaseMay 21, 2004[1]
Stable release
1.8.4[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 26 November 2023
Written inPython
Operating systemBSD, Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows
Available inMulti language[3]
TypeInstant messaging client

Gajim /ɡɛˈʒm/[4] is an instant messaging client for the XMPP protocol which uses the GTK toolkit. The name Gajim is a recursive acronym for Gajim's a jabber instant messenger. Gajim runs on Linux, BSD, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. Released under the GPL-3.0-only license, Gajim is free software. A 2009 round-up of similar software on Tom's Hardware found version 0.12.1 "the lightest and fastest jabber IM client".[5]


Gajim Screenshot.Discover services. Server info: and

Gajim aims to be an easy to use and fully-featured XMPP client. Gajim uses GTK (PyGObject) as GUI library, which makes it cross-platform compatible. Some of its features:

Gajim is available in Basque, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, English, Esperanto, French, German, Italian, Norwegian (Bokmål), Polish, Russian, Spanish, Slovak, Swedish, Ukrainian and others.[3]

Third-party plugins

Gajim supports various third-party plugins (official list).

See also


  1. ^ ChangeLog
  2. ^ "Gajim 1.8.4". 26 November 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Development page". Archived from the original on 2017-06-30. Retrieved 2017-01-28.
  4. ^ Le Boulanger, Yann (2008-04-19). "pronunciation example of "Gajim"". Archived from the original on 2012-02-19. Retrieved 2008-04-19.
  5. ^ Adam Overa (2009-10-19). "Tom's Definitive Linux Software Roundup: Communications Apps". Tom's Hardware. Retrieved 2022-02-12.
  6. ^ GitLab from gajim: gpg.exe on Windows OS in Gajim, gnupg on win32
  7. ^ Gajim 0.14 ChangeLog
  8. ^ "Gajim FAQ". Gajim Wiki. 16 April 2023.
  9. ^ "gajimfaq · Wiki · gajim / gajim · GitLab". GitLab. 2024-04-14. Retrieved 2024-04-27.