Smack Overview


Smack is a library for communicating with XMPP servers to perform real-time communications, including instant messaging and group chat.

Smack Key Advantages

XMPPConnection connection = new XMPPTCPConnection("");
connection.login("mtucker", "password");
Chat chat = connection.getChatManager().createChat("", new MessageListener() {

    public void processMessage(Chat chat, Message message) {
        System.out.println("Received message: " + message);

About XMPP

XMPP (eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol) is an open protocol standardized by the IETF and supported and extended by the XMPP Standards Foundation ((

How To Use This Documentation

This documentation assumes that you're already familiar with the main features of XMPP instant messaging. It's also highly recommended that you open the Javadoc API guide and use that as a reference while reading through this documentation.

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