Here are the top five chat apps for Ubuntu users. Having a decent chat application could help team members to collaborate in an effective way. Team members can collaborate effectively with a decent chat app. Although there are many applications available in the market, we will discuss only five of them which are Ubuntu compatible. Click here to refer to more similar topics.
As a result of the pandemic, collaboration tools have become more important. Which utility to choose? So, It varies from user to user because sometimes the criteria are sharing data and other times secure and encrypted communication. A decent GUI, quick installation, and easy-to-use features are important. Here, after going through multiple utilities, we tried to opt top 05 tools. Hope they will be as per your need. Let’s start.
Pre Requities for installing chat application for Ubuntu.
As expected, to install a chat app the first requirement is an updated Ubuntu system. In this example, Ubuntu 21.04 is used. A minimum of 4 GB of RAM, 40 GB of storage, and a good internet connection are recommended.
Flock is a team collaboration suite. Features like channels creation, video conferencing, file sharing, and project management make Flock a lifesaver.
First, update server
# apt update
# sudo snap install flock-chat
Now you can use applications for team collaboration.
Video conferencing with Jitsi Meet is 100% open source, fully encrypted, and totally free.
# apt install update
Add Jisti Repo
# curl https://download.jitsi.org/jitsi-key.gpg.key | sudo sh -c 'gpg --dearmor > /usr/share/keyrings/jitsi-keyring.gpg'
After that, crearte a source list with Repo
# echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/jitsi-keyring.gpg] https://download.jitsi.org stable/' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jitsi-stable.list > /dev/null
# apt update
After that, Install Jisti complete suite.
# sudo apt-get -y install jitsi-meet
Open Browser as https://127.0.0.1
Now you can use Jisti per your need.
Zulip had some good features like, Instant chats, drag and drop messaging. Emoji for expressive communication. Email trading model helps to manage messaging based on relevance. Non important messages get ingrored. Lets have a look to install Zulip.
So, Use following commands to install Zulip chat app.
# sudo curl -fL -o /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/zulip-desktop.asc https://download.zulip.com/desktop/apt/zulip-desktop.asc # echo "deb https://download.zulip.com/desktop/apt stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/zulip-desktop.list # sudo apt update # sudo apt install zulip
Open app, search as Zulip.
Then, launch application, signup and start using.
Video gaming communities use Discord for text, image, video, and audio communication.There is a Discord client for a variety of Linux distributions, including Ubuntu 21.04. Let’s have a look on how to install application.
# sudo snap install discord
Use application for team collaboration.
Through end-to-end encryption, messages, conferencing, file sharing and more can be sent securely over the cloud, private cloud or on premises. End-to-end encryption (E2EE) is used for all messaging on Wire, giving users a high degree of privacy and security.
Then, install application.
Update system, install snap.
# apt install snap
Then, Install wire app using snap
# snap install wire
Then, launch Application and use for your personal, business use.
So, Secured and easy to use open source application are good to use. Here, we tried to list such applications. Stay tuned.