Frequently Asked Questions

What is Xabber? What is it used for?

Xabber is an open-source XMPP client for Android. It is used to connect to XMPP servers where users have an XMPP account. 

What is XMPP?

Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is a decentralized communications protocol for instant messaging. It enables the near-real-time exchange of messages between any two or more network entities.

Unlike most instant messaging protocols, XMPP is defined in an openstandard and uses an open systems approach of development and application, by which anyone may implement an XMPP service and interoperate with other organizations' implementations.

Anyone can run his own XMPP service and connect it to federated network.

If you want to know more, please visit Wikipedia or

How do I register XMPP account?

To register an XMPP account you must find an XMPP server and register an account there. There is no official registry of XMPP servers, but you might try google it

How do I use Xabber?

After you have acquired an XMPP account, you should choose "I already have XMPP account" button. Then enter your credentials into Xabber and press add button. If you have entered correct username and password you should connect to XMPP server.

Then you can add some friends to chat with.