qTox is a free and open source secure encrypted tox chat client application for Windows, Linux and macOS. It comes with instant encrypted messaging, you can make free secure qTox to qTox voice calls, video calls and file transfer. It is based on encrypted peer-to-peer Tox protocol. Some other important features are group chats, group calls, toxme and tox URI support, faux offline messages and more.
Install qTox on Ubuntu Linux
Download the latest version of qTox in portable .AppImage file format from the above download link and save it on your Downloads folder. Now in the terminal software (ctrl+alt+t) run below commands one by one.
Note: Here “qTox-v1.17.6.x86_64.AppImage” is the downloaded file name and “Downloads” is the path.
sudo chmod +x ~ qTox-v1.17.6.x86_64.AppImage
Install qTox via Flatpak:
If you don’t have then install flatpak and flathub on your system and restart it after the installation. Now in the terminal run below qTox flatpak install command.
flatpak install flathub io.github.qtox.qTox
It will install the latest version of qTox on your system.
flatpak run io.github.qtox.qTox
And you can also uninstall qTox using this command.
sudo flatpak uninstall io.github.qtox.qTox