The project is not maintained

The BEEM project is not maintained anymore.
You'll find a lot of good alternatives available in the Google Play store


The goal of Beem is to provide a full featured and easy to use a Jabber/XMPP client on Android.

Beem is under constant development. Releases are usually frequent and driven by user contributions, such as bug reports and patches.

Beem is free and contains no ads. All our code is open source and licensed under the GNU General Public License 3 and any later version. This means you can get Beem's code and modify it to suit your needs, as long as you publish the changes you make for everyone to benefit from as well.



  • Compatible with any standard XMPP server (Prosody, ejabberd, Openfire, Tigase, Google Talk, ...)
  • SASL support
  • Proxy (Socks4 Socks5 HTTP)
  • Support of DNS SRV
  • OTR
In development:



Android package


Beem is available on the Google Play Store . You can also install it by flashing the QR code above.
We also provide you the Android package file (apk) for the latest version of BEEM at the files section.
You can also download a live version of BEEM. This Android package is regenerated with the last source code every night: download.


If you want to use the last unstable development version, then you should checkout the mercurial repository.
The mercurial repository is available at this address: and viewable here and here. You can see development repositories here.

Under GNU/Linux

In order to download BEEM sources, here is what you have to do: You first have to install mercurial (apt-get install mercurial under Debian).
Then in a console, enter the following commands:

hg clone beem

To install the developement version please see the file INSTALL for details: source:INSTALL.

Once you have the repository, you can update it periodicaly so it matches the latest version from the main repository with the following command:

hg pull -u 


aSmack - buildsystem for Smack on Android:

Support & getting help

We have a little FAQ.
For getting help or discussing about BEEM, you can join #beem on the freenode IRC network or on XMPP MUC room: xmpp:?join.
We have a public mailing list, feel free to subscribe here and send mail to .
Important Note: this is a mailing list, you may not receive an answer if you have not registered.

You can also contact privately the BEEM Team at .
We are currently not interested by any advertising services. Such requests will just be ignored.

Before submitting a bug report, a patch or a feature request here, please read the submission guidelines.

If you're interested, you can also have a look at our Privacy Policy

Contributing and helping out

Beem is built and maintained by community volunteers. If you enjoy using it and would like to give back to the community, the contribute page has several ideas. Software development experience is not required.

Updated by Frédéric Barthéléry about 4 years ago · 72 revisions locked

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