Install Google Talk Plugin on Ubuntu from Official Repository

Last updated on November 3rd, 2013

This brief tutorial is going to show you how to install Google Talk plugin on Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.10, 12.04 from the official repository.

Google Talk is browser plugin that allows you to make a voice and video chat with your friends via your webcam and microphone connected to the computer.

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then follow the steps below:

1.) Run this command to add the official repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/talkplugin/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-talkplugin.list'

2.) Download and install the key:

wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -

3.) Update the package lists to make it available:

sudo apt-get update

4.) Finally install the plugin via Synaptic Package Manager, or by this command:

sudo apt-get install google-talkplugin

That’s it. Enjoy!