Tor Messenger: the new encrypted instant messenger from the Tor project


Last updated: January 1, 2023

Tor for those who do not know is a network used by people who wish to hide their activity on the Internet. The idea is to send messages through a certain number of servers so that we cannot go back to the source of the network.

Tor recently launched a new, fully encrypted, cross-platform chat platform called tor messenger.

What is Tor Messenger?

Based on Mozilla's Instantbird, the latter is instantaneous, decentralized and 100% secure, while all traffic passes through Tor for the anonymity users.

The objective of TOR Messenger is to be able to communicate with its contacts in a secure way, without leaving traces online. This should delight those who wish to respect their privacy on the Net!

Tor Messenger supports a variety of protocols, including Jabber (XMPP), IRC, Google Talk, Facebook Chat, Twitter, Yahoo, and more. The messaging system has an easy-to-use graphical user interface that is, above all, translated into several languages.

Note that if you use this program on the Facebook Chat for example, your messages will continue to be stored in your mailbox. So side anonymity is missed. However, as your messages will not go through Facebook's servers for sending, you can send whatever you want, including URLs. Indeed, you do not risk being blocked.

At the moment Tor Messenger is in beta. However, Sukhbir Singh hopes to receive many feedbacks on this new software. He is available on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Info: As of March 2018, Tor Messenger is no longer maintained and you must NOT use it . Please see theannouncement for more information.