Ask / Submit

How to add XMPP contact info in People?

asked 2018-11-24 19:22:20 +0300

JSEHV gravatar image

If I understood correctly we can use XMPP messaging in the standard Sailfish messaging app, but I don't see any possibility to add the XMPP contact info to the personal contact in the People address book.

How can we add this info, so a message can be send over XMPP to a contact instead of a normal sms?

edit retag flag offensive close delete



I know very little about XMPP, but I do recognise the name and if you look in Settings/Accounts between VK and Yahoo! you'll see an XMPP icon, click on that, add a username, password and a few other details and then try adding a an XMPP contact from there.......all just guess work on my behalf, but I though I'd comment anyway.

Edz ( 2018-11-24 19:33:35 +0300 )edit

I've setup my XMPP account, that's not the problem. It is other peoples XMPP usernames that I can't add to their contact info in the native People app in Sailfish.

JSEHV ( 2018-11-24 19:36:46 +0300 )edit

It's never been possible for whatever reason, you must add them using a different client on your phone (Android: Conversations, iOS: ChatSecure) or computer (Gajim, Dino, ...).

In its current state, the built-in XMPP capabilities of Sailfish aren't worth using, but if you insist, make sure you install the packages and follow the instructions listed on and to improve the quality of your XMPP experience by lightyears. You'll still need another client to add your contacts, though.

nthn ( 2018-11-24 19:55:25 +0300 )edit

Please @JollaHQ, make it possible to add XMPP contactinfo in a normal 'noob' way. The Sailfish OS 3 deserves these integrations to be 'monkey-proof', not ' developer-ready'

JSEHV ( 2018-11-24 20:07:18 +0300 )edit

@JSE, doing so would lead to nothing, but many support requests for Jolla, as the XMPP-client functionality in SailfishOS is not ready.

olf ( 2018-11-24 23:10:24 +0300 )edit

1 Answer

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2018-11-24 19:37:10 +0300

silta gravatar image

Four years ago, this way was working for me. I don't know if it still works in SFOS 3 because I don't use XMPP, but you could try out.

edit flag offensive delete publish link more



That doesn't do the trick in SFOS 3 anymore, but thanks anyway.

JSEHV ( 2018-11-24 19:39:50 +0300 )edit
Login/Signup to Answer

Question tools



Asked: 2018-11-24 19:22:20 +0300

Seen: 292 times

Last updated: Nov 24 '18