HOW TO INSTALL FACEBOOK MESSENGER APP (FB MESSENGER APP) IN UBUNTU 16.04
In this article we are going to learn How to install Facebook messenger app (fb messenger app) in Ubuntu 16.04. Facebook messenger is a instant messaging application launched by Facebook on year 2011. Officially it is available for only Mobile devices but if you want to install it on your Linux operating system then unofficially we have packages for that.
Before messenger was a part of Facebook website but later for mobile users Facebook released a separate app for messaging. You can use the login details of Facebook to login Facebook Messenger, This is one of the most popular app for messaging after Whatsapp. Here I will show you How to install fb messenger app in Linux. Now let’s have a look at features of FB messenger app :
- Facebook messenger app is available for Mobile devices i.e. Android, Windows Phone, iOS.
- Unofficially it is available for almost all major operating systems i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS.
- It is not just a messenger but more then that. By using this application you can chat with your friends, send media files like video, audio, images.
- Thousands of similes and stickers are available to share emotions.
- The best advantage of FB messenger app is you can send money to your friends. But this feature is only available for US users and not available for any other country.
- You can do HD video calling with your friends over internet.
- Create a group of your friends to start group chat using Facebook messenger app.
For more information’s and features of FB messenger you can visit the official website.
Follow the below steps to install Facebook messenger app (fb messenger app) in Ubuntu 16.04
Before start the installation of Facebook messenger app we have to download the package. So just click on below button to download the same.
As you can see below I have already downloaded the FB messenger app .deb package. Refer the output below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ ls -l messengerfordesktop-2.0.9-linux-amd64.deb # Downloaded Package -rw-rw-r-- 1 elinuxbook elinuxbook 50615886 Mar 17 23:41 messengerfordesktop-2.0.9-linux-amd64.deb
First update the packages and repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update # Update Packages & Repositories Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/audio-recorder/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease Hit:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/notepadqq-team/notepadqq/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuhandbook1/apps/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease Reading package lists... Done
Now we are ready to install the Facebook messenger app. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i messengerfordesktop-2.0.9-linux-amd64.deb # Install the Package Selecting previously unselected package messengerfordesktop. (Reading database ... 249927 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack messengerfordesktop-2.0.9-linux-amd64.deb ... Unpacking messengerfordesktop (2.0.9-171) ... Setting up messengerfordesktop (2.0.9-171) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
As you can see above we have successfully installed the FB messenger app. To confirm the same use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -l messengerfordesktop # Confirm the installed package Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-====================================-=======================-=======================-============================================================================= ii messengerfordesktop 2.0.9-171 amd64 A simple & beautiful desktop client for Facebook Messenger.
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Now to open the application just type the command messengerfordesktop on shell prompt. Refer the command below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ messengerfordesktop # Open the Application
After open the application just enter your Facebook Username and Password to login in to the application.
After login the FB messenger app now you are ready to use the application. Refer the snapshot below.
You can also open the Facebook messenger app graphically using Search your computer box. refer the snapshot below.
To uninstall the application use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r messengerfordesktop # Uninstall the Application (Reading database ... 250010 files and directories currently installed.) Removing messengerfordesktop (2.0.9-171) ... Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
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