Tor Messenger基于Mozilla的 Instantbird，所有聊天流量都通过Tor传输，支持Jabber(XMPP)、IRC、Google Talk、Facebook Chat、Twitter和Yahoo，自动启用Off-the-Record (OTR) Messaging。选择Instantbird而不是 Pidgin的原因是可以利用现有的Tor项目代码。同时拥有易于使用的多种语言图形用户界面。
The current version of Tor Messenger is v0.3.0b2, released on December 29, 2016.
The sha256sums-unsigned-build.txt file containing hashes of the bundles is signed with the key 0xB01C8B006DA77FAA (fingerprint: E4AC D397 5427 A5BA 8450 A1BE B01C 8B00 6DA7 7FAA).
请注意，Tor Messenger仍处于测试阶段。 此版本的目的是帮助测试应用程序并提供反馈。 风险用户不应该因为他们的隐私和安全而依赖它。
On Linux, extract the bundle(s) and then run: ./start-tor-messenger.desktop
On OS X, copy the Tor Messenger application from the disk image to your local disk before running it.
See this matrix to determine where the profile folder is stored on your platform.
Note that as a policy, unencrypted one-to-one conversations are not allowed and your messages will not be transmitted if the person you are talking with does not have an OTR-enabled client. You can disable this option in the preferences to allow unencrypted communication but doing so is not recommended.
We are doing automated builds of Tor Messenger for all platforms.
The Linux builds are reproducible: anyone who builds Tor Messenger for Linux should have byte-for-byte identical binaries compared with other builds from a given source. You can build it yourself and let us know if you encounter any problems or cannot match our build. The Windows and OS X builds are not completely reproducible yet but we are working on it.