Konversation is an IRC client which gives you speedy access to Freenode network's channels, where you will find support for most distributions. Its defaults are such that it needs no configuration other than telling it the name of your distribution channel, to get started.
Standard IRC features
SSL server support
Easy to use graphical user interface
Multiple servers and channels in one single window
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
To install konversation, simply use the following command: