Thanks for downloading!

After you've installed, try adding GroupBot, and then invite some friends! Want to know more about the different clients? See our clients list.

Note: Tox is still under heavy development — expect to run into some bugs.

All Platforms:


qTox stable: 32 bit / 64 bit

qTox nightly: 32 bit / 64 bit

uTox stable: 32 bit / 64 bit


Ricin, Toxic, Toxygen and uTox Debian/Ubuntu repo

Arch and Gentoo repos (not maintained)

uTox mostly static: 32 bit / 64 bit

Toxic mostly static: 32 bit / 64 bit

Toxic fully static, text chat only: 32 bit / 64 bit

For Developers:

Language bindings

C#: SharpTox

Go: go-tox

Java/Scala: jvm-toxcore-c

Objective-C/Swift: objcTox

Python: PyTox / pytoxcore

Rust: tox-capi

Vala: Tox VAPIs



Note: support for more distros is coming soon. Experienced package maintainers wanted. Contact for more info.

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

Please note that only Debian (8/Jessie, 9/Stretch, 10/Buster and Sid) and Ubuntu (16.04/Xenial, 16.10/Yakkety and 17.04/Zesty) are officially supported. If your distribution is not supported, you can find compilation instructions in client repositories.

For stable client releases, use the following commands:

echo "deb stable $(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

For nightly client releases, use the following commands:

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) uTox:

sudo apt-get install utox

To see all available packages:

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

The Tox Project overlay is in the official Layman list.

To add it:

layman -a tox-overlay

Then install your client of choice:

emerge --ask <client_name>

If you'd like to submit changes, or report issues, you can find the overlay on Github.

Toxcore, Toxic, and qTox are available in the Arch community repo. To install (for example) qTox:

pacman -S qtox

Alternatively there are some packages available in the AUR. To install (for example) µTox from the AUR:

yaourt -S utox

Supported PKGBUILDs are located here.

If you have an issue with Tox and you installed Tox using an AUR package, please compile that package from source before filing a bug report. If the issue appears to be on the Arch maintainer's side (eg: compiles from source fine, but the PKGBUILD fails), please contact the package maintainer and let them know!



Add our F-Droid repo in the F-Droid app:

Then search for Antox, and enjoy.

If you want to manually verify the fingerprint (SHA256):

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This page contains links to the most recently built binaries for each Tox client. Keep in mind that these clients are alpha software under heavy development, and are probably not ready for day-to-day use. Because of how significantly the code is still changing, a professional audit hasn't yet been started. You will probably run into various usability bugs, and may even encounter dangerous security vulnerabilities.

That having been said, hundreds of people around the world have devoted time, effort, and resources to the project in an effort to make Tox as secure as possible. While open source projects are not immune to serious longstanding security vulnerabilities, their threat is greatly reduced, as the code is open for anyone to review. Over time, as Tox gets closer to being stable, a proper security audit will be conducted, and the code will be checked thoroughly for any possible security concerns.


Share the Love

This is where you tell your friends how awesome Tox is.

(These are all manual sharing links, no creepy tracking widgets.)

Tweet your friends:

Tired of worrying if someone's reading your conversations? Ditch Skype and other unsafe chat programs for #tox!

Post on Facebook:

Whether it's corporations or governments, there's just too much digital spying going on today. Tox is easy-to-use software that connects you with friends and family without anyone else listening in. While other big-name services require you to pay for features, Tox is totally free and comes without advertising — forever.

Share on Diaspora:

Join me on Tox, a distributed, encrypted, multimedia messenger!



irungentoo/toxcore is the original Toxcore. This repository is not active anymore because irungentoo wants any changes to be reviewed and approved by him, but he has been unable to find time to work on Toxcore to do the said reviews and approvals. In order to continue the development of Toxcore, the TokTok/c-toxcore non-hostile fork has been made by active Toxcore developers where the development is currently ongoing. If you are deciding which Toxcore to use, TokTok/c-toxcore is the right one.



TokTok/c-toxcore is a non-hostile fork of the original irungentoo/toxcore. The fork was made by active Toxcore developers due to irungentoo wanting to review and approve any changes submitted into his repository, but being unable to do so as he is unable to find time to work on Toxcore. This is the Toxcore that is being actively developed and this is also the Toxcore that all clients use.