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Launch your own private messaging service

Snikket is a fully open-source personal messaging server that allows groups of people such as family, friends, clubs and small organisations to have their own private communication space.

You can use our simple dashboard to launch Snikket instances for you in just a few minutes. It’s a great option if you’re just looking for a more privacy-friendly alternative to mainstream messengers such as Facebook, WhatsApp or Telegram, without any technical knowledge required.

For the more technically-inclined, we also provide instructions for how to self-host a Snikket instance on your own server, VPS, or even a low-power device such as a Raspberry Pi.


  • Private messaging service for your family, friends or organisation.
  • No phone number required. Chat or call with any device, including tablets.
  • Secure. Messages, calls and data are encrypted to modern security standards.
  • No ads, no data mining. Your data is your data.
  • Fully open-source, no surprises. We trust our software, and so can you.


We are currently offering Snikket instances on a pay-what-you-want basis. You will be able to set your monthly price when you launch your instance.

Charging for our service allows us to run as a sustainable not-for-profit organization, building and promoting open decentralized communication.

Getting started

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