Install Birdie Twitter Client on Ubuntu via PPA Repository

July 10, 2013 — Leave a comment

This tutorials shows how to install the beautiful Twitter client on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, 12.04 Precise and Linux Mint using PPA.

Birdie is a beautiful Twitter client for Linux. It is fast, easy to use and works great. It provides all the basic Twitter features and allows you to enjoy Twitter right on your desktop.

Birdie is built by volunteers. All the source code is licensed under the GPLv3 and freely available for anyone to use, modify or share.


To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then follow the below steps:

1.) Copy and paste this command and run in terminal to add the ppa repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:birdie-team/stable

2.) If you already installed Synaptic Package Manager, open it and click Reload button. Search for and install birdie package:


If not, run the below command instead:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install birdie


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