Profanity (instant messaging client)

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Developer(s)James Booth, Michael Vetter
Initial releaseAugust 2012
Written inC
Operating systemWindows, macOS, Linux, FreeBSD, Android (via Termux)
TypeInstant messaging client
LicenseGNU GPLv3 or later

Profanity is a text mode instant messaging interface that supports the XMPP protocol.[1] It supports Linux, macOS, Windows (via Cygwin or WSL), FreeBSD, and Android (via Termux).

Packages are available in Debian,[2] Ubuntu[3] and Arch[4] Linux distributions.

Features include multi-user chat, desktop notifications, Off The Record [5][6] and OMEMO[7] message encryption.


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