Para el chat y la mensajería instantánea, Tails incluye Pidgin Instant Messenger.

Dino is being considered as an option to replace Pidgin in Tails.

You can already try using Dino in Tails. See our documentation on chatting with Dino and OMEMO.

You can use Pidgin to connect to Internet Relay Chat or XMPP (also known as Jabber) servers. You can have several accounts connected at the same time.

Even though Pidgin supports other protocols, it is only possible to use IRC and XMPP with Pidgin in Tails for security reasons.

To start Pidgin choose Applications ▸ Internet ▸ Pidgin.

For more documentation, visit the official Pidgin FAQ.

OTR encryption

OTR (Off-the-Record) encryption allows you to have private conversations over instant messaging by providing:

  • Encryption

    No one else can read your instant messages.

  • Authentication

    You are assured the correspondent is who you think it is.

  • Deniability

    The messages you send do not have digital signatures that are checkable by a third party. Anyone can forge messages after a conversation to make them look like they came from you. However, during a conversation, your correspondent is assured the messages are authentic and unmodified.

  • Perfect forward secrecy

    If you lose control of your private keys, no previous conversation is compromised.

OTR está desactivado por defecto, y tus conversaciones no son privadas.

File transfers are not encrypted by OTR. OTR only encrypts conversations.

To store your OTR keys and Pidgin settings across different Tails sessions, you can turn on the Pidgin Internet Messenger feature of the Persistent Storage.

En una conversación privada OTR a través de IRC, los mensajes enviados usando el comando /me no son cifrados. La persona que recibe este mensaje es notificada con una advertencia.

Servidores IRC que bloquean Tor

Algunos servidores IRC bloquean conexiones de Tor porque algunas veces es usado para enviar spam.