Install The Twitter Client Choqok 1.5 in Ubuntu 14.04 / 14.10

January 26, 2015 — Leave a comment

Choqok twitter client

Choqok, a free and open-source micro-blogging client for KDE, has reached the 1.5 release recently. It has been more than one year since the previous version was released in September 2013.

Choqok features Twitter, (Formerly known as, and services support and KWallet integration. The 1.5 release brings below changes

  • There’s a new option to disable the system tray.
  • As mentioned above, we now have a plugin for microblogs.
  • We have a new plugin for expansion of short URLs, and dropped old UnTiny plugin. **
  • A preview for photos posted to is now available.
  • Issues in updating friends list of Twitter is fixed and sending direct message is working again.
  • There’s a new option in User menu for Reporting a User to Twitter.
  • A long wanted request on StatusNet(Gnu social) plugin was ability to take into account the server’s custom set, char limit. now we have it.
  • IMStatus plugin now supports KDE Telepathy.
  • Yourls and shortening plugins are fixed and now they are working again.
  • Broken shortening plugins are dropped.

Choqok in Ubuntu

How to Install / Upgrade Choqok in Ubuntu:

The latest binaries have been made into Adilson’s PPA, available for Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17 (fail to build for Ubunt 12.04 at the moment).

Note: as a KDE app, installing Choqok also installs numerous Kubuntu libraries.

To add the PPA, open terminal from menu and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:adilson/experimental

Then update package cache and install or upgrade the app by running below two commands one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install choqok

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