GTK+ Twitter App Corebird 1.7.4 Released, How to Install

Corebird Twitter Client

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Corebird, a native GTK+ twitter client for the Linux desktop, reached the 1.7.4 release earlier today with some bug-fixes.

Changes in Corebird 1.7.4 include:

  • Fix tweet sending on 32bit architectures.
  • Fix a few spelling mistakes.
  • Work around a GTK+ bug increasing the window size when typing DMs.
  • Prevent the list statuses page from automatically focusing the delete button, potentially resulting in accidentally deleted lists.
  • Show a language selection context menu in the compose text view.

How to Install Corebird 1.7.4 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 17.10, Corebird 1.7.4 is available for install via 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:

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For Ubuntu 16.04, due to the outdated GTK+ library, choose to install the snap package.


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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