How to install Gajim XMPP Client on Ubuntu

Gajim is a free and open source XMPP client for Linux, MacOS and Windows. Using Gajim you can share images, videos, and files with friends and groups. Using Gajim you can also connect with other chat clients. It supports multiple accounts, User profiles, status updates, and chat history management. You can extend its features via plugins. You can secure your messages with OMEMO, PGP, or OpenPGP. It is released under the GNU General Public License.

Install Gajim on Ubuntu

You can install Gajim via terminal. It is available on Ubuntu repositories. Open your terminal application software (ctrl+alt+t) and run below commands.

sudo apt update

Enter your Ubuntu user password. After that run this Gajim installation command.

sudo apt install gajim

Plugin supports also available. if you want to install Gajim’s OMEMO plugin, the run this

sudo apt install gajim-omemo

Install via Flatpak:

If you don’t have flatpak and flathub follow below tutorial link.

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How to install flatpak on ubuntu

Restart your system after the installation and run below command. It will install the latest version of Gajim on Ubuntu.

flatpak install flathub org.gajim.Gajim

Then run this to start Gajim on your Ubuntu system.

flatpak run org.gajim.Gajim

That’s all.

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