IRC ⚡️ Gitter
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Gitter IRC Bridge

Join the chat at

Connect to Gitter using the IRC protocol.

Configuring your client

You can connect to the official Gitter IRC bridge at:

  • host:
  • port: 6667 (or 6697)

SSL is mandatory

You'll need to provide a valid token to authenticate yourself. You can send your token to the server using the /PASS command. If you use a GUI client, this is the Server Password; your client will send it automatically on connection.

You can obtain your token from

You can also find instructions on how to configure specific clients in the Wiki

Running the bridge locally

You'll need a working Node.js environment.

  • Install the dependencies with: npm install
  • Start the server with: DEBUG=irc* npm start


  • Fork the project.
  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.
  • Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
  • Add documentation if necessary.
  • Commit. Do not mess with the version or history.
  • Send a Pull Request! 👍