How to install Wire for Desktop on Linux

Sven Jost edited this page Oct 12, 2017 · 9 revisions

Wire for Linux 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 in day-to-day usage. We don't offer official support at the moment, but any issues can be reported via

Table of Contents

Installation on Debian-based distributions

This will work for Debian, Ubuntu and other Ubuntu-based distributions, like Xubuntu, Kubuntu or Mint.

  1. Install apt-transport-https to receive the package via HTTPS

     sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https
  2. Import our PGP signing key to be able to verify the downloaded package

     wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -
  3. Add our repository address to your sources list

     echo "deb stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wire-desktop.list
  4. Update your local list of available packages

     sudo apt-get update
  5. Install wire-desktop

     sudo apt-get install wire-desktop

Update Wire on Debian-based distributions

  1. Run the commands:

     sudo apt-get update
     sudo apt-get upgrade

Installation with AppImage

  1. Download AppImage from

  2. Make AppImage executable

     chmod +x wire*.AppImage
  3. Run AppImage

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