Install Jitsi Instant Messenger in Ubuntu

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Jitsi is an open source and multi platform audio/video Internet phone and instant messenger written in Java. It supports some of the most popular instant messaging and telephony protocols such as SIP, Jabber/XMPP (and hence Facebook and Google Talk), AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo! Messenger.

Jitsi is also considered a good alternative to Skype.

About Jitsi Installing Jitsi

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below command to download it:

32 Bit:

$ wget https://download.jitsi.org/jitsi/debian/jitsi_2.2-latest_i386.deb

64 Bit:

$ wget https://download.jitsi.org/jitsi/debian/jitsi_2.2-latest_amd64.deb

Run the command below for both 32 and 64 bit systems:

$ sudo dpkg -i jitsi_2.2-latest_*.deb

The above command installs Jitsi 2.2 on your system and add its repository to your system, making it easy for updates.

jitsi_mainSome Features of Jitsi are:

Supported Protocols/Networks

- SIP XMPP (Jabber)
- GoogleTalk (via XMPP) Facebook (via XMPP)
- .NET Messenger Service (commonly known as MSN or Windows Live Messenger), Yahoo! Messenger,
AIM ICQ

Calls

- SIP XMPP MSN
- Audio calls not planned due to EOL
- Video Calls not planned due to EOL
- Desktop streaming not planned due to EOL
- Desktop sharing not planned due to EOL
- Audio conference calls not planned due to EOL
- Audio level display not planned due to EOL
- Call recording not planned due to EOL
- Attended transfer not planned due to EOL
- Blind transfer not planned due to EOL
- Call encryption with SDES/SRTP and ZRTP not planned due to EOL
- Mute not planned due to EOL
- Hold not planned due to EOL
- Support for ICE work in progress not planned due to EOL
- Support for TURN work in progress not planned due to EOL
- Wideband audio with SILK, G.722 and Speex not planned due to EOL
- Noise suppression not planned due to EOL
- Echo cancellation not planned due to EOL

Instant Messaging

- XMPP MSN Yahoo! ICQ/AIM SIP
- Presence
- One-to-one chats
- Multi-user chats
- File transfer
- OTR encryption

More features here

Using Jitsi

Jitsi can be launched from the terminal by typing:

$ jitsi

Or from the dash

Dash > Jitsi

Adding an account:

addnewFor this tutorial, am going to login with Gtalk.

Add new account_005Click select network.

select_accountEnter your username and password as required.

loginAnd you are online.

Jitsi_onlineChat window.

chatFor other Linux distros, visit Jitsi download page

For questions please refer to our Q/A forum at : http://ask.unixmen.com/

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