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qTox – An Open Source P2P Instant Messaging and VoIP App

qTox P2P IM and VoIP for Linux
Written by Martins D. Okoi

As you probably already know, GNU/Linux has no shortage of VoIP apps. We’ve written on Wire and Discord. And we even compiled a list of The 10 Best Instant Messaging Apps for Linux.

Today, we’ve got a new app to add to our list of instant messaging apps and it goes by the name of qTox.

qTox is a free and open source p2p instant messaging, audio and video calls app and is (apparently) the most feature-rich Tox client. As a powerful Tox client, it follows Tox’s design guidelines while maintaining a uniform UI/UX across all the major platforms.

It is built with privacy as its paramount goal and the team has even made a public statement that user safety is their priority and nothing in the world can change that.

Features in qTox

  • FOSS: qTox is free to download and use. And its source code is available on GitHub
  • Cross-Platform: Enjoy qTox on Windows, OS X, FreeBSD, and Linux
  • Intuitive and clean User Interface without ads
  • Free VoIP service
  • Instant Messaging
  • Video calls and video conferencing
  • Support for 30+ languages
  • Support for Emoticons, ToxMe, and Tox
  • Support for file transfers and image previews
  • Leading-class encryption to guarantee user privacy
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qTox has a couple of other features that you may prefer using compared to those available in Skype for Linux. Especially since updates are being rolled out to the project at a ridiculously slow rate.

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About the author

Martins D. Okoi

Martins Jr. (Dillivine) Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Web designer & developer, technical writer, and programmer.

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