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You can now install the open-source team chat Zulip desktop client easily via Snap in Ubuntu and receive future updates automatically.

Zulip is a powerful, group chat software with clients for Linux, Windows, mac OS, Android, iOS, and web UI. For Ubuntu Linux, it offers an apt repository with the latest .deb packages and appimage single executable package.

Now Zulip is available as Snap, a containerised software package designed to work securely within most Linux desktop. Snap bundles most required dependencies and auto-updates itself.

To install Zulip via snap, simply open Ubuntu Software, search for and install zulip:

For those familiar with Linux command, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run:

snap install zulip

Once installed, open the client either from software launcher or by running command in terminal and enjoy:



Discord, a free proprietary voice and text chat app for gamers, now offers official Discord stable client for Linux 64-bit.

    Discord runs on Microsoft Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux, and in a web browser, which all support fundamental chat-based text features. The Discord application for personal computers is designed for use while gaming, including features such as low-latency, free voice chat servers for users and a dedicated server infrastructure. Discord’s developers plan to add video calling and screen sharing. Direct calling was added in an update on July 28, 2016, with support for calls between two or more users. The company introduced its GameBridge API in December 2016 that allows game developers to directly support integration with Discord within games.


The first stable 0.0.1 release of Discord client for Linux is available for download one day ago. Just go to the official download link below, choose download .deb for Debian/Ubuntu or .tar.gz:

Discord Download Page

Then click install via Ubuntu Software or Gdebi package manager.