Speek Chat: How to use the latest stable version 1.7 on Linux?

Speek Chat: How to use the latest stable version 1.7 on Linux?

Speek Chat: How to use the latest stable version 1.7 on Linux?

If something is usually a common pattern in users of the Linuxverse, it is their respectable inclination or concern (moderate or high) about personal computer security. Above all, that related to anyone's privacy and anonymity. Therefore, those we use Free Software, Open Source and GNU / Linux We usually, for example, use Telegram over WhatsApp, since we consider it more friendly and secure. However, Telegram is not a 100% free and open platform. And since there are many free and open apps in this area (instant messaging), it is always better to give each of these a good chance.

Consequently, here in Ubunlog like many other great informative websites in the Linuxverse, we usually regularly announce the existence, the news and even the way to install and use many of these. For example, on previous occasions here we have addressed instant messaging applications such as Delta Cat, Signal, Tox, Wire, and “Speek Chat”, among many others. And precisely, regarding the latter (Speek Chat), the last time we addressed it (more than 2 years ago) was when they released version 1.6. For this reason, and given that, today, version 1.7 is still available, we will take the opportunity to learn a little more about such a great application and its latest stable version.

about Speak.Chat

But, before starting this post about this interesting, alternative and useful instant messaging app called «Speek Chat», we recommend you explore a previous related post with it, at the end of reading it:

about Speak.Chat
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Speek Chat: 100% anonymous and decentralized instant messaging

Speek Chat: 100% anonymous and decentralized instant messaging

What is Speek Chat?

Yes, two years ago, you didn't read our previous post about «Speek Chat» in version 1.6, today we will take the opportunity to briefly summarize what this free and open development of the Linuxverse is about, taking into account what is written in it:

Speek Chat, or simply Speek!, is a free and open source instant messaging application, which is based on the Tor network services. The program is currently available for Gnu/Linux, OS X and Windows. Therefore, it is an excellent peer-to-peer (P2p) instant messaging system. So when you log in, contacts connect to the user, and not to an intermediate server, and all of this is done through the Tor network. Which makes this encounter system extremely difficult for anyone who wants to know our identity from our address.

While, currently in his Official website, its developers clarify the following about it:

Compared to popular messaging apps like Telegram, WhatsApp and Signal, Speek is by far the most secure way to chat. Speek is serverless, stores no metadata, requires no ID or phone number, and all messages are encrypted and routed through the Tor network.

What's new in the current stable version 1.7

For current and latest stable version available what is it, version 1.7 dated July 31, 2022, the following useful new features implemented are known, among which the following 5 stand out:

  1. Added a reset message at topic selection time.
  2. Added fix for an error that occurred when launching in Wayland in GNOME 40.
  3. An option to restore backups was added for the Android version.
  4. Added the ability to change the font size of the app in the settings section.
  5. Multiple identity support has been implemented in Android and macOS. Which was achieved thanks to the addition of an option in the configuration to request an identity to start with at startup.

Screenshots of the current version 1.7

After downloading the current executable file of version 1.7 in AppImage format, and giving it the corresponding execution permissions, the details of its graphical user interface (GUI) are as follows, as shown in the screenshots shown below:

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Summary

In summary, «Speek Chat» is a great instant messaging application for desktop and mobile devices, which is undoubtedly worth knowing and trying. Above all, if you are one of the millions of users concerned about their computer security, privacy and anonymity, when communicating with others, whether they are known or unknown. And, if you are using any other similar app that we have not mentioned before in this area, we invite you to tell us about it via comments so that we can dedicate a great and practical publication to it in the future.

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