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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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