Corebird 1.7.3 Released with Performance Improvements

Last updated: November 19, 2017

Corebird Twitter Client

GTK+ 3 twitter application, Corebird, reached the 1.7.3 release a few hours ago with performance improvements and translation updates.

Changes in Corebird 1.7.3 include:

  • Increase maximum tweet length to 280 characters
  • Increase maximum name length to 50 characters and improve certain parts of the UI to cope better with longer names
  • Fix the emoji button not showing up in the compose window
  • Update translations

How to Install Corebird 1.7.1 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 17.04 and Ubuntu 17.10, you can install the new release from the PPA repository.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade Corebird if you have a previous release installed via Software Updater:

upgrade corebird

Or simply run following commands to install or upgrade Corebird:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install corebird

For Ubuntu 16.04, due to the outdated GTK+ library, choose to install the snap package (The 1.7.3 snap will be available in a few days).


To remove the PPA, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove Corebird, use system package manager or run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove corebird


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