How To Install Wickr 2.2.2 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Wickr is an open-source, multi-platform software allowing the users to chat in secret. It encrypts all the data via AES256 and ECDH521 and the messages self-destruct themselves after a certain period of time or after they get read.

Also, via the Shredder feature, it cleans all the message history from the local hard drive or SSD.

To use Wickr, all you need to to is to create a username and password, while the email address is needed only for password recovery.

The latest version available is Wickr 2.2.2, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes:

  • Problems with ordering of synchronized messages repaired.
  • Added support for optional HTTP proxy.
  • Added enhancements to downloading of Google contacts.

 how to install Wickr 2.2.2 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2

In this article I will show you how to install Wickr 2.2.2 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

Because it is not available via PPA, we have to download the deb package from the project’s website and install it via command-line. I prefer gdebi over dpkg due to the fact that it also handles dependencies.

Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Wickr 2.2.2 on 32 bit Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

$ wget "https://mywickr.info/download.php?p=332" -O wickr_2.2.2_i386.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo gdebi wickr_2.2.2_i386.deb

How to install Wickr 2.2.2 on 64 bit Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

$ wget "https://mywickr.info/download.php?p=364" -O wickr_2.2.2_amd64.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo gdebi wickr_2.2.2_amd64.deb

Optional, to remove Wickr 2.2.2 from either Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and a derivative system, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove wickr

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2 comments on “How To Install Wickr 2.2.2 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems
  1. Neil says:

    Thanks for the installation info, just to let you know though, both headings say 32bit and the second one is the 64bit version.

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