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Weechat-Android relay client

This is a WeeChat relay client for Android.

This application is not a standalone an IRC client. It connects to WeeChat that has to be running on a remote machine. If you are looking for a standalone IRC client for Android, you will need to look elsewhere.

Get the app!

Get it on Google Play Get beta on Google Play

Get it on Google Play Get it on F-Droid

Note that app store versions might be significantly outdated.

Nightly builds Build Status

Nightly builds are automatically made after every commit and are available as an apk download and on Google Play; to access the latter, you need to become a tester first. While we try to keep working nightly builds, they may fail or have major bugs. Use at your own risk.

Setup and usage

Please refer to the quick start guide for details. Make sure to check out our FAQ. If you have problems connecting to WeeChat via SSL, note that while we support unsigned certificates, we are still verifying the hostname. This requires additional care on Android.

Bug reports and contributing

Please report any bugs or feature requests here on GitHub. You can also find us on #weechat-android on freenode. When reporting an issue, please include build ID that you can find in Settings → About (looks something like “v0.13-123-g1234567”).

It is easy to start contributing to Weechat-Android! Fork the repo, install Android Studio, choose “Check out from Version Control”, and you should be good to go. Pull requests are welcome—but please check with us on IRC before starting a substantial rewrite! For additional information, see:


  • Added an optional light theme
  • Removed some and added some color schemes, including an AMOLED theme
  • Support for coloring UI elements through color schemes
  • Ability to tweak the 256 color palette through color schemes
  • A new adaptive icon
  • Modernized some UI elements: rounded corners, lowercase buttons, etc
  • Using vector assets almost everywhere
  • Reworked a major part of the networking code—should be more stable now
  • Use a different WebSocket library: nv-websocket-client
  • Made the order of open buffers consistent with the buffer list
  • Added a filter to the share dialog
  • Activity is now no longer destroyed when pressing the back button
  • Added an option to use a system gesture exclusion zone on Android Q
  • Added Russian translation
  • Fixed the way the application detects software keyboard
  • Fixed some of the notification glitches and inconsistencies
  • Now using LeakCanary to detect memory leaks
  • Library updates and stability fixes
  • Bundled notifications with instant reply on Android 7+
  • A menu switch that instantly turns filtering on or off
  • Use RecyclerView that comes with some animations
  • Buffer title is now at the top of buffer lines
  • Ask user for permission to read external storage
  • Library updates and stability fixes
  • Service to run only while connecting/connected; quit button removed
  • “Fetch more” button
  • SSH library update; require known hosts; store known hosts and key inside app
  • Significant refactoring of connectivity; stunnel removed
  • Better logging and error handling
v0.11 - November 2015
  • Material design
  • Ping mechanism
  • Color schemes
  • Read marker line
  • Ability to resend lines
  • Font preference
  • More notification options
  • Weechat → relay synchronization every 5 minutes
  • Validation of settings
  • Better url detection
  • A bunch of stability fixes
v0.10 - Skipped/unreleased
v0.9-rc1 - Oct 25th, 2014
  • Too much to list, lots and lots and lots of fixes, UI tweaks, and changes
  • Special thanks to @oakkitten and @mhoran for their help and contributions
  • SSL Support
  • Swiping to change buffers
  • SSH Keyfile support
  • Lots of other small things
v0.07 - June 13th, 2012
  • Tab completion for nicks(tab key or search button)
  • Automatic reconnection
  • Stunnel support (see: Stunnel Guide)
  • Text size preference
  • Massive performance tweak/bandwidth reduction
  • Other bug fixes
v0.06 - May 13th, 2012
  • Rewrite rendering of chat messages(improved performance)
  • Added about screen
  • Made links in messages clickable
  • Fixed bug with irc colors in topics
  • Password now hidden in preferences
  • Added preference for prefix alignment
  • Keyboard behaves nicer in chats
v0.05-dev - May 11th, 2012
  • Complete rewrite of the frontend
  • Support Notifications
  • Background service
  • Message filters
  • UTF-8 Support(Fixes #1)
v.0.04 - Skipped/unreleased
  • Preferences for Colors/Timestamp
  • Highlight support for messages
  • Misc bugfixes
  • Colors!
  • A few bugfixes
  • Initial Release
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