Install Facebook Messenger App in Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.04

Last updated: August 1, 2013

This simple tutorial shows you how to install Facebook Messenger App in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, 13.04 Raring, 12.04 Precise and 12.10 Quantal via PPA repository.

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As you may know, Facebook Messenger is an instant messaging service and software application which provides text and voice communication. Integrated with Facebook’s web-based Chat feature and built on the open-source MQTT protocol.

Here’s a Linux clone of Facebook Messenger for Windows. It gives you a chat sidebar, chat popup windows, and notification toasts outside of the browser. Ubuntu users can install it from a PPA created by Webupd8Team.

To get started installing this app, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

Then update your package lists and install:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install fbmessenger

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3 responses to Install Facebook Messenger App in Ubuntu 13.10, 13.04, 12.04

  1. thank for share. i love this app

  2. We’re sorry, but we can no longer support Facebook Messenger for Windows, and it will stop working on March 3, 2014.

    We really appreciate you using Messenger to reach your friends, and we want to make sure you know that you can keep chatting and view all your messages on Learn more.

    DONT WORK NO MORE :-( im on ubuntu

  3. This has been depricated , but I found a new way to use messenger on Ubuntu :)
    check this out :

    I’m posting this on 5th May 2015