Install Zulip Chat App on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04 Desktop

Zulip Chat app is a popular team communication and collaboration cross-platform… It supports Windows, Mac OS and Linux systems… Zulip gives you the intimacy of Slack with an email threading model and is 100% open source…. This brief toturial is going to show students and new users how to install it on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10 and 18.04 desktop…

Zulip 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, Zulip can help your team communicate and colloborate… and these conversations will be available on the desktop, mobile devices and everywhere you have Zulip installed…

For more about Zulip, please check its homepage….

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

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

Option #1: Install Zulip Package from Repository

To install Zulip using its repository package, simply run the commands below to add the repository and its key… the key is used to authenticate packages downloaded from the repository… To do that, run the commands below…

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv 69AD12704E71A4803DCA3A682424BE5AE9BD10D9
echo "deb https://dl.bintray.com/zulip/debian/ stable main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/zulip.list

After adding the repository to Ubuntu, run the commands below to download and install Zulip app

sudo apt update
sudo apt install zulip

After running the commands above,  Zulip app should be installed and ready to use…. To launch the app, go to the Activities Overview and search Zulip and launch it.

Zulip ubuntu install

When the app opens, enter an existing URL or create a new one for your organization… then Connect..

Option #2: Install Zulip via Snap

Zulip can also be installed via Ubuntu snap package management… Snaps are containerised software packages that are simple to create and install and using this method might be the quickest way to get Zulip installed…

To install Zulip via Snap, run the commands below

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install zulip --classic

That’s it!

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