A collection of free chat, messaging and social network chat integrations for Ubuntu Linux

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A collection of free chat, messaging and social network chat integrations for Ubuntu Linux, sourced under a creative commons. This list will be updated regularly. Email over the URL, if you wish to be included.

Chat clients for Ubuntu Linux

3rd Party Social Chat Client Integrations

  •  Caprine – Elegant Facebook Messenger desktop app.
  •  Cawbird – A fork of the Corebird GTK Twitter client that continues to work with Twitter.
  •  Chatterino – Chatterino is a chat client for Twitch chat. It aims to be an improved/extended version of the Twitch web chat.
  •  Chatty – Chatty is a Twitch chat client for everyone who wants to try something new and different from the webchat, but doesn’t want the complexity of an IRC client or miss out on the Twitch specific features.
  •  Fractal – Fractal is a Matrix messaging app for GNOME written in Rust. Its interface is optimized for collaboration in large groups, such as free software projects.
  •  GhettoSkype – Open source web wrapper for Skype.
  •  ModernDeck – A beautiful, powerful Twitter client for desktop.
  •  NeoChat – NeoChat is a Matrix client. It allows you to send text messages, videos and audio files to your family, colleagues and friends using the Matrix protocol.
  •  Tokodon – Tokodon is a Mastodon client for Plasma and Plasma Mobile.
  •  WebCord – A Discord and Fosscord web-based client made with the electron.
  •  WhatsDesk – WhatsDesk is a unofficial client of WhatsApp.
  •  YakYak – Desktop chat client for Google Hangouts.

All-in-One Social Network Chat Clients

  •  Ferdium – Fork of Ferdi/Franz. Ferdium is a desktop app that helps you organize how you use your favourite apps by combining them into one application.
  •  Franz – Franz is a free messaging app that combines many chat & messaging services into one application.
  •  Pidgin – A universal chat client.
  • Rambox – Free and Cross Platform messaging and emailing app that combines common web applications into one.
  • Tangram – Tangram is a new kind of browser. It is designed to organize and run your Web applications.

Chat Client Utilities

  •  BetterDiscord – BetterDiscord extends the functionality of DiscordApp by enhancing it with new features.
  •  Discover – Yet another Discord overlay for Linux written in Python using GTK3.
  •  JMusicBot – A Discord music bot that’s easy to set up and run yourself.
  •  Red Discord Bot – Red Discord Bot is a self-hosted music/chat/trivia bot that can run on a Raspberry Pi and a variety of OS’s. It’s extensible through a system of “Cogs” that allow it to do more.

IRC Client

  •  HexChat – HexChat is an IRC client based on XChat, but unlike XChat it’s completely free for both Windows and Unix-like system.
  •  Irssi – Irssi is a modular chat client that is most commonly known for its text mode user interface.
  •  Konversation – User-friendly and fully-featured IRC client.
  •  KVIrc – KVIrc is a free portable IRC client based on the excellent Qt GUI toolkit.
  •  Polari – A simple IRC client that is designed to integrate seamlessly with GNOME.

Official Social Network Chat Client

  • BeeBEEP – BeeBEEP is an open source, peer to peer, lan messenger. You can talk and share files with anyone inside your local area network. You don’t need a server, just download, unzip and start it. Simple, fast and secure.
  • Dino – Clean and modern Jabber/XMPP chat client.
  • Discord – All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone.
  • Element – A glossy Matrix collaboration client for the web.
  • Gitter – Gitter — Where developers come to talk. Gitter is designed to make community messaging, collaboration and discovery as smooth and simple as possible.
  • Jami – Chat. Talk. Share. Jami is a free and universal communication platform which preserves the users’ privacy and freedoms. Formerly Ring.
  • Jitsi – Jitsi is a free and open source multiplatform voice, videoconferencing and instant messaging application for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Android.
  • Mattermost – Mattermost is a secure collaboration platform that is open, flexible, and deeply integrated with the tools you love.
  • qTox – A simple distributed, secure messenger with audio and video chat capabilities.
  • Revolt – Revolt is an open source user-first chat platform.
  • Rocket.Chat – Rocket.Chat is an open-source fully customizable communications platform developed in JavaScript for organizations with high standards of data protection.
  • Session – Session is an end-to-end encrypted messenger that minimises sensitive metadata, designed and built for people who want absolute privacy and freedom from any form of surveillance.
  • Signal – An end-to-end encrypted chat app that focuses on privacy for all. Say “hello” to privacy.
  • Skype – Skype keeps the world talking, for free.
  • Slack – Real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.
  • Telegram – A messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s super fast, simple and free.
  • Twake – Open-source alternative to Microsoft Teams.
  • Viber – Viber for Linux lets you send free messages and make free calls to other Viber users on any device and network, in any country.
  • Weechat – WeeChat is a fast, light and extensible chat client.
  • Wire – Secure communication. Full privacy.
  • Zulip – Zulip is a powerful, open source group chat application that combines the immediacy of real-time chat with the productivity benefits of threaded conversations.

Tags: Ubuntu, Linux, Chat Clients, Social Network Chat clients, caprine, cawbird, chatterino, chatty, fractal, ghettoskype, moderndeck, neochat, tokodon, webchord, whatsdesk, yak yak, ferdium, franz, pidgin, rambox, tangram, betterdischord, discover, jmusicbot, red dischord bot, hexchat, irssi, konversation, KVIrc, Polari, BeeBEEP, Dino, Dischord, Element, Gitter, Jami, Jitsu, Mattermost, Revolt, qTox, Signal, Slack, Telegram, Twake, Viber, Weechat

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