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Wire is a communication application mainly focused on privacy. Wire is available for almost every platform Linux, Windows, Mac and mobile devices, its applications across all platforms uniformly use state-of-the-art encryption mechanisms that are recognized as reliable by experts and the community.
Wire offers end-to-end encrypted text messaging, video, voice calls and media, all conversation are private and secured, all conversations are available on multiple devices and platforms without weakening security.
Conversation content is encrypted with strong encryption on the sender’s device and only decrypted on the recipient’s device. Wire doesn’t hold the decryption keys and our software contains no backdoor. Your data is your data — Wire has no access to it. Users can verify digital identity of other users using fingerprint comparison.
Text messages and pictures use Proteus for end-to-end encryption. Voice and video calls use the WebRTC standard. More precisely DTLS is used for key negotiation and authentication and SRTP is used for encrypted media transport. The encryption works transparently in the background and doesn’t need to be activated first. It doesn’t get in the way of usability or reduce the feature set and avoids the complexity that is common to secure messengers.
wire linux

  • Wire is open source, free and cross-platform
  • No ads and No data sharing with advertisers
  • No profiling or data gathering and No contact sharing required
  • Phone number not required. Email sign-up available.
  • Access to address book not required
  • Always-on verifiable end-to-end encryption
  • Multi-device support for end-to-end encryption
  • End-to-end encrypted group chats
  • End-to-end encrypted calls on mobile and desktop
  • End-to-end encrypted group calls
  • End-to-end encrypted screen sharing
  • Constant bitrate encoding (CBR) for audio calls
  • End-to-end encrypted share extension
  • Edit and delete end-to-end encrypted messages
  • Swiss-based, protected under European laws

Available for Debian/Ubuntu 17.10 Artful/17.04 Zesty/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18/17/and other Debian and Ubuntu derivatives
To Install Wire Desktop Client in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

That's it
WeChat is a free messaging service, it's initial release was back in 2011 and by 2017 it was one of the largest standalone messaging service by monthly active users. It has applications for all platforms Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and Linux. The Linux version of the application is based on electron and available as snap package for Ubuntu versions. This desktop version allows you to chat and share files just like you can on the mobile versions.


Its features include text messaging, hold-to-talk voice messaging, broadcast (one-to-many) messaging, video conferencing, video games, sharing of photographs and videos, and location sharing. Also allows you to exchange the contacts with nearby users via Bluetooth. You can also integrate with other social networking services such as Facebook. Photographs may also be embellished with filters and captions, and an automatic translation service is available.
To use WeChat, you need to sign up for an account with your mobile number. This desktop application is an accompaniment to the mobile apps. To sign up, you simply download the app for your mobile device, enter your phone number and then enter the verification code you are sent.

WeChat is available as snap package from snappy store, it can be installed on Ubuntu 17.10 Artful/17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial
To Install WeChat in Ubuntu open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

To remove WeChat run this command:

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Install new version of Viber in any Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives (Currently available for 64bit/amd64/x86_x64)

Viber is cross-platform application (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Windows, Mac, Symbian, Nokia and Bada devices), it allows users to send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users, on any device and network, anywhere in the world.
Viber's millions of users call, text, send photos and locations to any other Viber user, anywhere, from iPhone and Android phones. Viber's voice calls, delivered over 3G or Wi-Fi, offer better sound quality than carrier networks. Viber to Viber mobile calls are, and always will be, free.
Viber syncs contacts, messages and call history with mobile device, so you can start the conversation on the Viber mobile application and continue from the comfort of your PC. This time viber team released new version of viber application for Linux, it brings many improvements and bug fixes.