How to Install Jami (Ring) on Ubuntu 22.04 Skype Alternative?

Jami instant messaging application is utilized to send text, audio, and video messages. Jami (formerly known as Ring) supports video and audio calling. Jami provides end-to-end encryption during communication through calls and messages, which means that it prevents third parties from accessing the communication or files between the two connected computers. Jami is known as the alternative application of Skype as it has all the features that Skype has.

Jami also has a peer-to-peer feature which means that the users are directly connected without the need for any server. Jami (Ring) is a cross-platform application, so it can be installed on any operating system such as Linux OS, MacOS, and Windows operating system.

This write-up illustrates the installation of Jami (Ring) on Ubuntu 22.04

How to Install Jami (Ring) on Ubuntu 22.04 Skype Alternative?

There are numerous ways to install Jami (Ring) on Ubuntu but we will be explaining the installation of Jami using two methods which are:

  • Snap method
  • Deb package method

Method 1: How to Install Jami (Ring) Using Snap Method?

Jami (Ring) can be installed on Ubuntu 22.04 via the Snapd method.

Step 1: Update System Repositories

First, press “CTRL+Alt+T” to open the “Terminal”, and then enter the given command to update system packages:

sudo apt update

System packages have been successfully updated, as indicated by the output.

Step 2: Install Snap Utility

The Snap utility comes pre-installed in Ubuntu, but if it’s not installed then execute the given command to install it:

sudo apt install snapd

Snapd is already installed.

Step 3: Install Jami (Ring)

Now, install Jami on Ubuntu 22.04 by executing the below code:

sudo snap install jami

Method 2: How to Install Jami (Ring) on Ubuntu Using Deb Package?

The installation of Jami using the deb package has been explained in detail in the complete procedure below.

Step 1: Update System Packages

Execute the code as shown in the code snippet below to update system packages:

sudo apt update

Step 2: Download Jami (Ring) Deb Package

Run the code below to download the deb package of Jami (Ring) using the “wget” command, which is a tool to download files from the internet in the Terminal:

wget https://dl.jami.net/ring-manual/ubuntu_22.04/jami-all_amd64.deb

Jami (Ring) has been downloaded successfully.

Step 3: Install Jami (Ring)

You can now install Jami on Ubuntu by executing the following code:

sudo apt install ./jami-all_amd64.deb -y

Jami has been installed

How to Launch Jami (Ring) on Ubuntu 22.04?

Click on the “Start Menu” icon, type and search “Jami” After that Jami icon will appear just click to open it:

Jami (Ring) is launched

How to Uninstall Jami from Ubuntu 22.04?

As we have installed Jami (Ring) using two different methods so we will also uninstall Jami (Ring) using two methods which are:

  • using snap method
  • Using the deb package method

Method 1: How to Uninstall Jami from Ubuntu 22.04 Using Snap Method?

To uninstall Jami (Ring) from Ubuntu 22.04 using the snap method, you need to run the code below

sudo snap remove Jami

Jami (Ring) is removed successfully

Method 2: How to Uninstall Jami (Ring) from Ubuntu 22.04 Using Deb Package?

To uninstall Jami from Ubuntu 22.04, execute the code below in the Terminal:

sudo apt remove Jami

You have successfully learned the installation and uninstallation of Jami (Ring).

Conclusion

Jami (Ring) can be installed on Ubuntu 22.04 by using two different methods which are snap and deb package methods. Both of the methods are explained practically. Moreover, this post has also provided the method to remove the Jami (Ring) from Ubuntu 22.04.