Install Tox in Debian

For distributions utilising the deb package format, you’ll need to run the following commands to add our repository.

Please note that only Debian (Sid, Jessie and Stretch) and Ubuntu (Vivid and Wily) are officially supported. If your distribution is not supported you can find compilation instructions on client repos (check the clients page).

echo "deb nightly $(lsb_release -cs)" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tox.list
wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https
sudo apt-get update

And to install (for example) qTox:

sudo apt-get install qtox

Or, if you have Ubuntu with Unity:

sudo apt-get install qtox-unity

To see all available packages:

cat /var/lib/apt/lists/* | grep "Package: "


Configure Tox for enchanced privacy


Learn how to install the Tor daemon


General/Connection settings

  • Disable UDP
  • Proxy type: SOCKS5
  • Address: localhost
  • Port: 9050 Privacy
  • Don’t keep chat history