New email-based instant messaging for iOS.
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Email-based instant messaging for iOS.

Screenshot Chat List Screenshot Chat View


Betas are distributed via Testflight. Just scan this QR code with the camera app of your iPhone/iPad

or open this link

on your iPhone or iPad to try Deltachat iOS Beta.

Check the Changelog (for TestFlight builds) at the bottom to see what's included.

How to build with Xcode

You need to install rustup with rust, as well as cargo-lipo.

$ git clone
$ cd deltachat-ios
$ git submodule update --init --recursive
# Make sure the correct rust version is installed
$ rustup toolchain install `cat deltachat-ios/libraries/deltachat-core-rust/rust-toolchain`
$ open deltachat-ios.xcworkspace # do not: open deltachat-ios.xcodeproj

This should open Xcode. Then make sure that at the top left in Xcode there is deltachat-ios selected as scheme (see screenshot below).


Now build and run - e.g. by pressing Cmd-r - or click on the triangle at the top:


If Xcode complains about missing header files (different mac versions may or may not install all headers), you can force-install them with the following command:

$ sudo installer -pkg /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/Packages/macOS_SDK_headers_for_macOS_10.14.pkg -target /