How to install Gajim XMPP client on Ubuntu

Gajim is a free and open source XMPP client for Linux, MacOS and Windows. Gajim allows you to share images, videos and files with your friends and groups. Gajim also allows you to connect with other chat clients. Supports multiple accounts, user profiles, status updates, and chat history management. You can extend its functionality through plugins. You can use OMEMO, PGP, or OpenPGP to protect your messages. Released under the GNU General Public License.

Install Gajim on Ubuntu

You can install Gajim from the terminal. Available in Ubuntu repositories. Open the terminal application software (ctrl + alt + t) and execute the following command.

sudo apt update

Enter the password for the Ubuntu user. Then run this Gajim install command.

sudo apt install gajim

Plugin support is also available. Do this if you want to install Gajim’s OMEMO plugin

sudo apt install gajim-omemo

Install via Flatpak:

If you don’t have a flat pack and a flat hub, follow the tutorial links below.

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How to install flatpak on ubuntu

After installation, reboot the system and run the following command. Install the latest version of Gajim on Ubuntu.

flatpak install flathub org.gajim.Gajim

Then do this to start Gajim on your Ubuntu system.

flatpak run org.gajim.Gajim

that’s all.

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