Free messaging. No signal or mobile data needed.INTERNET OF US (TM)

Additional Informations
  • Current Version: 8.0.60
  • Updated: March 9, 2018
  • Requires Android: 4.0.3 and up
  • Installs: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000



Free messaging. No signal or mobile data needed. It's the "INTERNET OF US" (TM)

FireChat works even without an Internet connection or cellular phone coverage. Use it anywhere: planes, public transportation, cruise ships, campuses, and crowded events. All you need is a few people around you using FireChat.

Bluetooth and WiFi need to be "on" to send and receive messages when not connected to a network (yes please turn WiFi on, even if you don't have access to the Internet). And if you are connected to a cellular network or WiFi access point, then FireChat will work too.

You will be automatically connected directly with one another, creating your own network for public and private communications. The more people use it, the bigger and faster your network becomes.

And when you do have access to a reliable Internet connection or cellular network, FireChat helps you reach people worldwide and build your audience faster than on any social network, for free.

Leaders, artists, communities and organizations (news, cultural, humanitarian, sports...) love how quickly FireChat scales. FireChat helps them communicate instantly with large groups of people to achieve their goals.

Get FireChat now with a few friends and start something.

========= How does this work ? =========

FireChat creates a mesh network using Bluetooth and peer-to-peer WiFi. FireChat transmits messages and pictures offline between devices that are located within 200 feet of one another.

Thanks to FireChat’s innovative multi-hop and store-and-forward capabilities, FireChat users form a network that increases in size with the number of devices. It allows messages to hop from one device to the next in order to reach the recipient(s). This is why the more people use FireChat, the better and the larger the network becomes (unlike with cellular networks).

On the mesh network, messages are transmitted seamlessly from one device to the next in order to reach the recipient(s). When an Internet connection or cellular network is available, FireChat uses them to reach remote recipients.

Public messages are visible by anyone. Private messages are encrypted and can only be seen and read by the sender and the recipient.

========= Features =========
• Instantly send messages and photos to anyone around you
• Send private messages that only you and the recipient can read thanks to end-to-end encryption

• Instantly create live chatrooms for discussions on any topic with a few people or as many as tens of thousands of simultaneous users
• Type a hashtag in any message to automatically create a new chatroom
• View the most popular messages in the public conversations
• Public chatrooms and private messages work both offline and online
• Works even without any Internet connection, mobile phone coverage
, or data plan
• Devices connect directly with one another within 200 feet of their location
• Multihop and store-and-forward technology create larger networks when several people use FireChat

FireChat has been featured by CNN, the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Time, and many more around the world.

FireChat is often used at live events - such as the visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines in January 2015 - and large festivals including SXSW where it received an Innovation Award in March 2015.


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  • FireChat
    Daniel Norris Published date: March 16, 2018

    This is cool. It might have some issues with threading and UI, but it gets the job done moving messages around. Full Review

  • FireChat
    Published date: March 14, 2018

    If you are looking for an app in which u don't need sim this is that kind of app Full Review

  • FireChat
    Innocent mfaume Published date: March 12, 2018

    Good app Full Review

  • FireChat
    T H E N U C K A Published date: March 15, 2018

    Fun Full Review

  • FireChat
    Mohamed Rifas Published date: March 8, 2018

    Is this app working? I am from Sri Lanka. This worked in the period of jallikattu here too. But now it is not. Please check for any errors Full Review

  • FireChat
    d Published date: March 9, 2018

    latest version of the app constantly crashes, cannot open the app. even after clearing data, and reinstalling the app Full Review

  • FireChat
    Published date: March 11, 2018

    Amazing Full Review

  • FireChat
    Franklin Bryan Published date: March 10, 2018

    Working close range. SEARCH SERVERS DOWN. CAN ONLY SEARCH NEARBY works at SHORT distances, neighbors, city block, maybe eighth of a mile line of sight. Need lots of people with this. Messages CAN BE DELAYED. Install, help neighbors. Establish COMMUNITY connection PATHS TO AP gateway super nodes. Mesh. Do not rely on exclusively. Use multiple modes of communications. Works without root. Simple. Only short range 200 feet? to neighbors relay repeater. Help neighborhood install. Build bread crumbs path to sheriff, hq, responders, Full Review

  • FireChat
    Benjamin Muscat Published date: January 14, 2018

    Downloaded for a cruise with offline wlan. Unfortunately it cannot utilize the ship's wlan and we found peer to peer range was about 20m making we didn't get eachother's messages until we were in the same room, which defeats the purpose. Would have been great is it could have utilised the ship's offline WiFi network to send messages! Full Review

  • FireChat
    Subramanian C Published date: February 6, 2018

    Novel idea. But misused by miscreants who send vulgar messages in #everyone. I thought of referring the app to my friends and family. But I can't because of this issue. I emailed the team. I don't think they monitor this app anymore. Full Review

  • FireChat
    Eric Martin Published date: January 11, 2018

    Perfect for where there's no signal and no internet. Also really useful if the government ever tries to shut off cell service and shut off the internet as some countries have done at times. Communication is incredibly valuable when only a few people have the capability to do it. But you must download and have this app ready ahead of time. Full Review

  • FireChat
    Kevin Mayle Published date: February 18, 2018

    Difficult to understand how to use. Lack of instructions. Can't find settings menu that showed on installation. Settings menu in app is different that installation settings menu. Lack of instructions/explanation on settings. Full Review

  • FireChat
    arash barzkar Published date: December 31, 2017

    Didnt work in IRAN, where there is a high demand of this app. Its a shame for firechat... Full Review

  • FireChat
    Hossein D Published date: December 31, 2017

    Won't let me to sing up ! Sorry an error occurred ! Try again later. Full Review

  • FireChat
    ZAYED ALI Published date: January 10, 2018

    I think it shouldn't promise it can work without wifi or data cos it needs wifi and data 2 work. Full Review

  • FireChat
    Reza Arian rad Published date: December 30, 2017

    Sign up problem! updated to the latest version but doesn't work! Full Review

  • FireChat
    Craig Dillon Published date: March 4, 2018

    Tested it between ios and android devices and less than half the messages get through. Devices right next to each other. Simply doesnt work. Full Review

  • FireChat
    Published date: December 30, 2017

    I desperately need it in Iran and unfortunately I can't use it please let it works in Iran. Full Review

  • FireChat
    Farshad Gholamali Published date: December 30, 2017

    برای کسایی که تو ایران برنامه تو ورود مشکل داره با روشن کردن فیلتر شکن و وارد کردن ایمیل بجای شماره تلفن رمز ورود براشون ایمیل میشه و مشکل حل میشه🔴 Full Review

  • FireChat
    Cyrus Gomez Published date: December 31, 2017

    I can't sign up. It just say:" try again later!" Full Review

  • FireChat
    Saghar Elahi Published date: January 2, 2018

    Like many other users from Iran, I couldn't even sign up to this app even tho such an app would be very useful during such a dilemma. Full Review

  • FireChat
    Published date: March 5, 2018

    Sad app for gathering people who want to smoke and collecting your keystrokes rather than giving emergency response tools. Full Review

  • FireChat
    Scott Johnson Published date: January 2, 2018

    Can't sign up. Doesn't matter if I'm signing in or signing up i get a 6 digit pin emailed to me. And since these types of apps are used by protesters should the users have to register? Full Review

  • FireChat
    Alireza Eskandari Published date: December 30, 2017

    I can't sign up. We from Iran really need it! It shows this error when I try to sign up: sorry an error occurred.. Full Review

  • FireChat
    Mike DeFeo Published date: January 4, 2018

    I couldn't even create an account. I get an error every time I enter my email with no tips on troubleshooting. Full Review

  • FireChat
    Published date: December 30, 2017

    من حتی با سایفون هم نتونستم ازش استفاده کنم. خدایی چیکار باید کرد؟😐لطفا اگه کسی تونسته ثبت نام کنه بگه چیکار کنیم. Full Review

  • FireChat
    BLACK Magic Published date: December 31, 2017

    Sign up problem in iran we need this app here Full Review

  • FireChat
    shahab shakeri Published date: December 31, 2017

    Terrible. I cannot sign up from Canada. Full Review

  • FireChat
    Published date: March 4, 2018

    So bad (instell up his name is bluetooth chat (beta) it is without internet) Full Review

  • FireChat
    Love Japan Published date: December 30, 2017

    doesn't work at all , registeration problem Full Review

  • FireChat
    Alex Buznik Published date: January 23, 2018

    Only shows slash screen. Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Android 5.1 Full Review

  • FireChat
    Liliana Mojica Published date: February 2, 2018

    It didn't work at all it didn't let me sign in don't download it I meant it 😡😡 Full Review

  • FireChat
    Published date: January 2, 2018

    کاربران ایرانی . حتما از توربو وی پی ان، به عنوان فیلتر شکن استفاده کنید. و با ایمیل وارد بشید بدون هیچ مشکلی نصب میشه Full Review

  • FireChat
    amir hossein moradifard Published date: December 31, 2017

    I can't sing up. Do the programmer read our comment about? Please do sth. Full Review

  • FireChat
    ایران کرمانشاه Published date: January 2, 2018

    دوستان هر چقدر ایمیل خودم رو وارد میکنم میگه لطفا بعدا امتحان کنید باید چیکار کنم ایمیلم نصب بشه Full Review

  • FireChat
    Mohammad hossein khodakhah Published date: December 30, 2017

    هموتنای گرامی کامنتاتون رو خوندم، متاسفانه انگار با ای پی ایران نمیشه وارد شد من از ای پی دانمارک وارد شدم تونستم وارد شم Full Review

  • FireChat
    MReza O_O Published date: December 29, 2017

    Cannot sign up! An error occurred. Full Review

  • FireChat
    Pooriya GTR Published date: December 31, 2017

    Full of bug for iran and error occurred when sign up Full Review

  • FireChat
    hamed karimi Published date: January 12, 2018

    سلام امنیتش بسیار ضعیفه لطفا روی امنیتش کار کنید و یه مقدار امنیتش رو بهبود ببخشید اگه پیامها رمزنگاری بشن بسیار عالیه Full Review

  • FireChat
    Published date: January 9, 2018

    Error occurred when sign up, very dissapointing Full Review