Send Images

Don’t stop at text messages. Onion Messenger allows you to easily share files with your contacts and embeds images directly into your chat. Even in conferences.

Have something personal to say? Turn on end-to-end encryption for extra privacy.

Read Markers

Wondering if your contact has read your messages? Onion Messenger will tell you.

And if you don’t want your contacts to know whether you have read a message yourself you can simply disable that feature in the settings.

Dynamic history loading

Onion Messenger will automatically load the message history from your server when you need it.

If you are using more than one device at the same time, both your sent and received messages will show up on all devices.


Creating group chats has never been easier. Simply choose Invite contact from the menu to start a group chat. Onion Messenger will automatically create the group chat on your server and invite your contacts to it.

And of course you don’t have to miss out on your contacts profile pictures when using group chats either.

Low impact on battery

Even though Onion Messenger keeps its own connection to the XMPP server and thus is independent of Google’s push messaging system (GCM), it does a lot of work to keep the impact on battery life as low as possible.