Franz – All chat & messaging services in one app
Franz is a free deskop messaging client app for Mac, Windows & Linux. You can use all your favorite chat & messaging services in this one single application. It supports WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts, slack, Skype, Inbox by game, game, wire, ICQ and many more. At the time of writing it supports more than 34 services. It is build on GitHub’s Electron framework and still in beta stage.
Install Franz on ubuntu
Go to the Franz download page and download .tgz package file for your OS (32bit or 64bit). The downloaded file size is around 50MB. Here the downloaded file is Franz-linux-x64-4.0.4.tgz.
Right click on the .tgz file and select Extract Here to unzip it. Open the extracted folder and double click the Franz executable file to run it. If you need app shortcut, just right click on unity launcher and select lock to launcher or add to dash option.
According to the developer, it does not read anything between you and your messenger service.