GNUnet Messenger

Install latest/edge of GNUnet Messenger

Ubuntu 16.04 or later?

Make sure snap support is enabled in your Desktop store.

Install using the command line

sudo snap install messenger-gtk --edge

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GNUnet Messenger is only available on the unstable edge channel. It could break and change often.

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Private and secure communication

Messenger-GTK is a convergent GTK messaging application using the GNUnet Messenger service. The goal is to provide private and secure communication between any group of devices.

The application provides the following features:

  • Creating direct chats and group chats
  • Managing your contacts and groups
  • Invite contacts to a group
  • Sending text messages
  • Sending voice recordings
  • Sharing files privately
  • Deleting messages with any custom delay
  • Renaming contacts
  • Exchanging contact details physically
  • Verifying contact identities
  • Switching between different accounts

Chats will generally created as opt-in. So you can decide who may contact you directly and who does not, accepting to a direct chat. Leaving a chat is also always possible.

Details for GNUnet Messenger

  • AGPL-3.0

Last updated
  • 7 March 2024 - latest/edge
  • 7 March 2024 - latest/edge




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Ubuntu 22.04

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