Dino is a privacy-focused lightweight open-source messenger for Linux desktops.

It supports end-to-end encryption out-of-the-box via OMEMO or OpenPGP encryption.  

In addition to its strong encryption, Dino allows the user to disable read and typing notification either globally or for specific contacts.

Currently, Dino offers several distribution packages for all popular Linux and Unix distributions: Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Gentoo, Arch Linux, Void Linux, Alpine Linux, NixOS, Guix and finally FreeBSD (Unix).

Dino in action (src: Dino)

However, Dino can be built on macOS, we will add a note about that at the end of this post.


  1. Lightweight application
  2. Open-source (Libre) free app
  3. End-to-end encryption via OMEMO or OpenPGP
  4. Full Jabber/XMPP protocols support
  5. Multi-lingual language support
  6. Decentralized  protocol
  7. Supports many Linux distribution
  8. Multi-user chat
  9. Attachment support (Supports multiple image formats, documents and media files)
  10. Emoji support
  11. Secret chat support
  12. Messages search
  13. Multiple accounts option
  14. Group chat support


  • Linux: (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Gentoo, Arch Linux, Void Linux, Alpine Linux, NixOS, GuixOS)
  • Unix: FreeBSD
  • macOS

Supported languages

  1. English
  2. French
  3. Spanish
  4. Arabic (RTL)
  5. German
  6. Dutch
  7. Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
  8. Italian
  9. Hungarian
  10. Japanese
  11. Korean
  12. Turkish


Dino is completely (Libre) open-source solution which is release under GNU General Public License v3.0