Latest release 1.9.1


You can either install Gajim on your system or use the portable version. Gajim Portable allows you to take everything with you in just a single folder. Please note that from Gajim 1.4 onwards, Windows 7 and 32 Bit are not supported anymore.

 Download Gajim  Download Gajim Portable


If you are curious, you can also try the latest nightly of Gajim. But be advised, nightlies can be unstable. Make sure to have a backup of your profile folder. Note that migrating back is not possible without complications.


Gajim works on MacOS, but there is no package yet. To install Gajim on MacOS, follow this guide.


Gajim is available on many distributions. Have a look at the install instructions.


Gajim is also available on and ready for manual flatpak install as well.

Install Gajim Install Gajim Nightly

Make sure to follow the setup guide before installing.

Install instructions

Ubuntu and Debian

Available in Ubuntu packages and Debian packages.

sudo apt install gajim

Gajim plugin packages are available for Ubuntu and Debian. We recommend to install Gajim plugins on Ubuntu/Debian via packages, in order to resolve dependencies automatically.

To install Gajim’s OMEMO plugin for example:

sudo apt install gajim-omemo


Available in Fedora packages.

sudo dnf install gajim


Available in openSUSE packages.

sudo zypper install gajim

To install Gajim’s OMEMO plugin:

sudo zypper install gajim-plugin-omemo

Arch Linux

Available in Arch Linux packages.

sudo pacman -S gajim

Gajim plugins are available via AUR.


Available in FreeBSD via FreeBSD packages.

sudo pkg install gajim


Available in Gentoo packages.

sudo emerge gajim

Source packages

If there is no package for your distribution, you should be able to install Gajim using the source package.

Gajim Stable Gajim Nightly

Nightly package from git (Debian, Ubuntu)

When running on Ubuntu, you need at least Ubuntu 19.10 (python3-css-parser package is required).

  1. Remove Gajim:
sudo apt remove gajim
  1. Add the GPG key:
wget -qO- | sudo tee /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/gajim.asc
  1. Add the repository:
sudo sh -c "echo deb unstable main > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gajim.list"
  1. Update the repository:
sudo apt update
  1. Install Gajim nightly:
sudo apt install gajim-nightly

Old releases

If you want to dig through Gajim’s history or you just liked the older version better, have a look at the old releases.