Monal IM is an iOS and macOS XMPP app. It works properly in landscape, portrait, and split view; it supports push notifications, dark mode, airdrop, and other native iOS features. It offers strong encryption with OMEMO. It is BSD licensed.

NOTE: It is currently not possible to do in-band registration for IRCNow servers with Monal, so you will need to use another XMPP client (or contact the admin) in order to register an account. Once you have registered an account, you will be able to login with Monal.

  1. To install Monal, first install F-droid:
  2. Tap Allow:
  3. Fill in your username and password. The username must include the domain. In this example, our username is Then, tap Login:
  4. After login, tap Start Using Monal:
  5. Tap the contacts icon at the top-right corner: