Tor just released Tor Messenger, now chat with full anonymity

Here is how to use Tor anonymous instant messenger

The Tor Project has just released the beta version of Tor Messenger, a chat client that allows for anonymous, “off-the-record” chats based on Tor’s secure browsing system.

The Tor instant messaging service is a beta release and took Tor Project developers more than a year to make, promises to create a more private, seamless, accessible way for people to chat securely on the web. The Tor Messenger is built on the instant messaging client Instantbird,  works a lot like Adium, but all chat traffic will be through Tor anonymity network for added privacy.

Tor Messenger integrates the “Off-the-Record” (OTR) to encrypt messages and then routes them over Tor network in the same manner as the Tor Browser does for the web.
Tor Messenger can be run on versions of Windows, Mac, or Linux PC. To do so, you simply have to follow these simple steps:
Download Tor from here
  • Drag the app to your Applications folder
  • Run and launch the app (currently in beta)
  • Log in to your preferred instant messaging service or services
  • Once logged in, you will be able to chat securely and anonymously without any further extra hacking.
Tor Messenger client currently supports: 
  • Jabber (XMPP) chat protocol
  • IRC (Internet Relay Chat)
  • Facebook Chat
  • Google Talk
  • Twitter
  • Yahoo!
  • Desktop clients like Adium for Mac and Pidgin for Windows
The goal of the team is both to make Tor more accessible as well as to create a secure chat client.

Tor Messenger: Future Integration

The Tor team’s future Tor Messenger versions will include support for:
  • Sandboxing (for increased security)
  • Automatic updates
  • OTR for Twitter DMs
  • Better support for Tor’s protocols
  • Secure multi-party communication (np1sec)
  • Encrypted File Transfers
So, if you like anonymity and wish to remain private over the Internet, give Tor Messenger a try, Download the app from here.


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