Current stable version: 1.1.3


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.

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. Migrating back is not possible without complications.


MacOS instructions to follow.


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.

If there is no package for your distribution, you should be able to install Gajim using the source packages (.tar.bz2). There is also a nightly package available.

Install instructions (Linux)

Debian and Ubuntu

Available in Debian packages.

sudo apt install gajim


Available in Fedora packages.

sudo dnf install gajim


Available in openSUSE packages.

sudo zypper install gajim

Arch Linux

Available in Arch Linux packages.

sudo pacman -S gajim


Available in FreeBSD via FreeBSD ports.

cd /usr/ports/net/gajim/ && make install clean


Available in Gentoo packages.

sudo emerge gajim

Nightly package from git (Debian, Ubuntu)

In order to install the nightly package from git, you need to use the unstable repository (or at least backports).

  1. Remove Gajim:

    sudo apt remove gajim
  2. Add the GPG key:

    wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -
  3. Add the repository:

    sudo sh -c "echo deb unstable main > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gajim.list"
  4. Update the repository:

    sudo apt update
  5. Install Gajim (stable branch nightly):

    sudo apt install gajim-nightly
  6. Or install Gajim (current development nightly):

    sudo apt install gajim-default-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.