Insight: List Of Best Instant Messaging Apps For Linux
There are plenty of messaging application available in the market. Some of them are useful while some of them might not be. In this post, we will discuss about some of the best messaging application available for Linux based operating system.
Best Instant Messaging Apps For Linux
Skype is one of the most popular and widely used instant messaging app from Microsoft. Skype is available for linux via snap. It can be installed on Ubuntu and other Linux distros, including Linux Mint, Fedora and Solus.
Install Skype On Ubuntu
sudo snap install skype --classic
Meanwhile, if there is no snap installed in your system then you need to have it one. Use the command below to install the snap in your system.
sudo apt install snapd
Another Popular name in instant messaging application segment is Viber. Viber is available o Linux based distros like Ubuntu and Fedora.
Install Viber On Ubuntu
Open your terminal and execute the following command:
and now execute this:
unzip Viber.zip cd Viber ~/Viber/Viber.sh
Meanwhile, Install Viber in .DEB way
Type the following commands to install viber in .deb way.
wget -O viber.deb http://download.cdn.viber.com/cdn/desktop/Linux/viber.deb sudo dpkg -i viber.deb
Telegram can be considered as a alternative to whatsapp with more focus in privacy. Some of the interesting features of Telegram is that Telegram lets you edit messages even after the receiver has read them.
4) Tox – A New Kind of Instant Messaging
Tox is a is a peer-to-peer instant messaging app with end-to-end encryption. There is no central server. Tox is completely free and comes without advertising.
Pidgin is a chat client. It supports multiple chat service like AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MXit, and Zephy. Pidgin supports many features of these chat networks, such as file transfers, away messages, buddy icons, custom smilies, and typing notifications.
6) Ring – Chat, Talk, Share
Ring can be considered as a alternative for skype messaging app. Some of the features of the Ring application are:
- Decentralized communication
- End-to-end encryption with authentication
- OpenDHT protocol
- Based on RSA/AES/DTLS/SRTP technologies