QQ for Linux is Back, 10 Years After Discontinued!

Tencent QQ, one of the favorite instant messaging apps for Chinese users, now is back to Linux by releasing QQ for Linux 2.0.0 Beta.

QQ for Linux was discontinued about 10 years ago. Now it’s back with following features:

  • Support x64、ARM64、MIPS64.
  • Offers .rpm, .deb, .pkg.tar.xz, and .sh packages.
  • Login by scanning QR Code via QQ on mobile.
  • Send texts, files, pictures, and take screenshots.

At the moment it’s QQ Linux 2.0.0 Beta, though it crashes and works like QQ for Windows in about 2003.

If you’re looking for QQ Linux package with full (or most) functionality, I’d recommend Deepin Wine QQ, or community build QQ Flatpak package.

For testing purpose, you may download QQ for Linux (64-bit) at the link below:

[ac-button size=”large” style=”flat” color=”tan” url=”https://im.qq.com/linuxqq/download.html” target=”_blank”]QQ for Linux[/ac-button]

Simply double-click the package to install it via Ubuntu Software and enjoy!

(Optional) To remove the IM, simply open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo apt remove linuxqq

By Ji m

I'm a freelance blogger who started using Ubuntu in 2007 and wishes to share my experiences and some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers. Please comment to remind me outdated tutorial! And, notify me if you find any typo/grammar/language mistakes. English is not my native language. Contact me via ubuntuhandbook1@gmail.com Buy me a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/ubuntuhandbook1


  1. I just installed it on Linux Mint, the newest version. I can scan the QR code with my phone which will log me into the computer version of LinuxQQ, and am able to send messages to someone, but as far as making video calls etc, i still haven’t figured out how that one works?

    I dk if anybody else has it working, perhaps if yes, perhaps that person can leave a message here also.. -D

  2. Still not available in english language shame on you QQ. I am using it on my android phone, in fact qq is my only chat platform installed as i trust it more over then the big junks like fb, google, skype etc. The android version of QQ international are still from 2017 and now 5 version behind the chinese version also. Please update it and do an english version please.

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