GTK+3 Twitter Client ‘Corebird’ 1.5 Released [How-to Install]

Last updated: May 5, 2017

Corebird Twitter Client

Corebird, native Linux twitter desktop app, has reached the 1.5 release a day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, Linux Mint 18.

Corebird 1.5 brings tons of bug-fixes and various improvements:

  • Add “save as” option in right-click menu to download attached media.
  • Profiles use the profile background color set in the Twitter settings if no banner is set
  • The tweet compose window now features a “favorite image” view that allows users to save often sent images and quickly add them to tweets
  • The media dialog now shows Previous/Next buttons to quickly switch between multiple media attachments.
  • The Vine support has been removed since the project is discontinued
  • Allow text selection in Direct Messages
  • New –account parameter allows opening the window for the given account only
  • Support tweets with up to 50 replied-to users.
  • Add back verified icons next to user avatars
  • Redesigned account creation UI

How to Install Corebird 1.5 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

Besides building from the source, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04 and derivatives can install Corebird 1.5 from the unofficial PPA.

1. Open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for “Terminal” from start menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird

Type in your password (no visual feedback due to security reason) when prompts and hit Enter.

2. If you have a previous release installed on your system, launch Software Updater and upgrade Corebird after checking for updates:

Or run the commands in terminal to check updates and install corebird:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install corebird


To remove the PPA, go to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

To remove Corebird twitter app, either use your system package management software or run command:

sudo apt remove corebird && sudo apt autoremove

If you installed Corebird 1.5 in Ubuntu 16.04, remove Gnome3 Staging PPA if everything works, or remove Corebird and downgrade GTK+3 libraries via command:

sudo apt remove corebird && sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging


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