Wire comes to Linux

October 10, 2016

One of the top requests from the community after we launched end-to-end encryption was to also provide a Linux client. We’ve just released an experimental version, available from wire.com/download.

Wire for Linux

Our Linux app has comparable functionality with Wire for Windows and macOS, and calls, video calls, etc. work cross-platform. However, it is an experimental build and we expect to see some issues arise from day-to-day usage. One known shortcoming is that there is no auto-update. We recommend to follow Wire release notes channel to find out about updates.

If you run into anything then please submit an issue on GitHub.

The experimental app should run nicely on the latest Ubuntu and possibly on other .deb-based distributions. Support for more distributions coming later. Wire also works in a web browser or you can build custom clients as the source code is available on GitHub.

A big “Thank you!” to the Linux community for pushing us to make this happen.

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