Wire Chat App Is Now Available for Linux (Ubuntu 16.04 and Later)
Wire is an open-source messaging service with which users can effect fully encrypted audio calls, video calls, and group chats.
There is now a Wire version for Linux and it is available in beta to download via the Wire website. The beta app offers the same features Wire’s other desktops and mobile apps offer and always-on end-to-end encryption is not an exception.
Because all of Wire’s apps and services are open source, you can go through the code on GitHub and get involved by reporting bug and vulnerability issues and/or participating in the product’s development.
According to Wire themselves, “Linux users deserve the same great user experience and guaranteed privacy of mainstream apps and operating systems, if for no other reason than simply because they are not any less important than users of other operating systems”. They go on to add that “while many other platforms have neglected Linux for other operating systems, Wire sees this community of early adapters and savvy consumers as a huge asset to their product”.
Downloading Wire Beta for Linux
You can download Wire for Linux beta if you are running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or later but only if you are running a 64-bit system. The company says they have it in mind to support other distributions in the near future.