uTox and other Tox clients

We wrote about Tox, a privacy focused messaging app in a previous article. Tox nightlies are available for testing now. And we also have a thin Tox client – uTox. Definitely a welcome news for privacy-aware users. Features:

  • Text chats.
  • File transfers.
  • Audio and video calls.
  • Desktop sharing (video stream or screenshot).
  • Text-only group chats. Work in progress on audio video group chats at the time of writing.
  • Add friends using Tox ID.
  • Use as a web service using Name and Tox ID or download the client for Linux, Windows and Android.

Alternative Tox clients: Toxic, qTox, Ratox


Run the following commands to set up the repositories and update package information:

$ sudo apt-key del 0C2E03A0
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb https://repo.tox.im/ nightly main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tox.list'
$ wget -qO - https://repo.tox.im/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https
$ sudo apt-get update -qq

You can install any of the following Tox clients now:

$ sudo apt-get install utox
$ sudo apt-get install toxic
$ sudo apt-get install qtox
$ sudo apt-get install ratox

Webpage: uTox

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