Can anyone use Jabber?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

Anyone can use Jabber. Jabber is an open-source instant messaging protocol that allows for communication between different messaging platforms. It is based on the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) and is designed to be compatible with a wide range of devices and operating systems.

One of the great advantages of Jabber is its interoperability. It can be used by individuals, businesses, and organizations regardless of the messaging platform they are using. Whether you are using a desktop client like Pidgin or Adium, a web-based client like Spark or Jitsi, or a mobile app like Conversations or Xabber, you can connect to anyone who is using Jabber.

Jabber also supports a wide range of features such as text messaging, file sharing, group chats, voice and video calls, and even screen sharing. This makes it a versatile and comprehensive communication tool for both personal and professional use.

To start using Jabber, you will need to create an account on a Jabber server. There are many public Jabber servers available that allow you to create an account for free. Some popular public servers include,, and You can also set up your own Jabber server if you prefer to have more control over your communication.

Once you have created your Jabber account, you can add contacts by their Jabber addresses, also known as Jabber IDs or JIDs. These addresses typically follow the format of [email protected]. You can then send messages, make calls, or engage in group chats with your contacts.

Jabber also supports encryption and security features, ensuring that your communication remains private and secure. You can enable end-to-end encryption with your contacts to protect the content of your messages from being intercepted or read by unauthorized individuals.

In my personal experience, I have found Jabber to be a reliable and user-friendly messaging platform. I have used it for both personal and professional communication, and it has allowed me to connect with people using different messaging clients and platforms. Whether I am on my computer or mobile device, I can always rely on Jabber to stay connected with my contacts.

Anyone can use Jabber regardless of the messaging platform they are using. It is a versatile and comprehensive communication tool that supports various features and can be accessed from different devices and operating systems. Whether you are an individual or part of a business or organization, Jabber provides a reliable and secure way to connect with others.