Install Wire Desktop App on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 Desktop

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Wire is a popular, cross-platform, encrypted instant messaging and collaboration platform created by Wire Swiss. It is available for iOS, Android, Linux, Windows, macOS and Web browser clients.

This brief toturial is going to show students and new users how to install Wire desktop app on Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 desktop.

Wire brings teams together to colloborate on projects so work can get done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Whether you’re a small or large enterprise, Wire can help your team communicate and colloborate. and these conversations will be available on the desktop, mobile devices and everywhere you have Wire installed.

Text, voice, video and media on Wire are always end-to-end encrypted 1:1 and in groups, so all your conversations are secure and private.

When you’re ready to install Wire for Linux follow the steps below:

Below are two options available when installing Wire on Ubuntu desktops…. You can select either one to get it installed…

Option #1: Install Wire DEB Package

To install Wire using its DEB package, simply go to this link below and select the .DEB version… 64-bit should be good if your system supports it. Then download it to your desktop (usually to the Downlaods foldero of your Home directory).
Wire ubuntu install

Download and save the file to your desktop… usually in the ~/Downloads folder of your Home directory.

Wire desktop app

After downloading, navigate to your Downloads folder, then right-click the downloaded file and select Open With Software Install

Wire desktop app

When Ubuntu Software opens, click Install to begin the installation.

Wire desktop app

That should prompt you to type and confirm your password before the installation can continue… When you’re done, Wire should be installed and ready to use… To launch it, go to the Activities Overview and search Wire and launch it.

wire desktop app install

Option #2: Install Wirevia Snap

Wire can also be installed via Ubuntu snap package management… This might be the quickest way to install Wire.

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully…

To install via Snap, run the commands below

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install wire

That’s it!

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  1. Good day,
    wire is installed my computer. i can use it for message and sound but camera doesnt work. How can i use with cam?

  2. Same problem. My camera doesn’t work with Wire linux desktop app.

  3. Idem, Wire does’nt find the camera, but I can use my camera with other apps, So what’s wrong in wire ? no help about ubuntu on the wire website !

  4. You should add camera permission to the wire app. Type in console:

    sudo snap connect wire:camera core:camera

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