chat.sr.ht provides real-time chat services to sourcehut users based on the Internet Relay Chat (IRC) protocol. In technical terms, chat.sr.ht essentially provides a hosted IRC bouncer.
NOTICE: chat.sr.ht is presently only available for users with a paid sourcehut account. You can set up billing on meta.sr.ht.
SourceHut does not operate an IRC network. We recommend Libera Chat, an independently operated, third-party network, which chat.sr.ht is configured to use by default. Please review the Libera Chat Network policies for details on appropriate network usage.
To start using chat.sr.ht, simply visit chat.sr.ht in your web browser and log in with your SourceHut credentials. Read the instructions on-screen to get started.
We have a few additional guides for different audiences:
SourceHut operates a number of official IRC channels on libera.chat where you
can get support for sr.ht issues or socialize with other SourceHut users. You
can join them with the
/join <channel> command, or, if you have configured the
chat.sr.ht irc:// handler, click the link.