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Caprine is an unofficial and privacy-focused Facebook Messenger works on Ubuntu, Mac OS, and Windows.

Caprine is free, open-source, and features a dark theme, privacy settings, keyboard shortcut, Work chat support, code blocks, custom styles, compact mode, and more.

The software offers .deb, .snap, and .Appimage packages to make it easy to install in Ubuntu desktop.

1. Caprine snap package:

Snap is a containersized software package that features software auto-updating. Ubuntu 18.04 and higher can easily install it from Ubuntu Software.

2. Caprine .deb package:

For those don’t prefer snap applications, download the .deb package from the release page:

Download Caprine (.deb / .Appimage)

Then install the package via:

  • install Gdebi package installer from Ubuntu Software.
  • Right-click the .deb -> open with other application -> Gdebi package installer.
  • Finally install the package and launch Caprine from applicatione menu.

3. Caprine .Appimage package

Without installing the software, you can launch the messenger by running the .Appimage file.

  • download the .Appimage from the previous link.
  • right-click and go to file Properties -> Permissions.
  • check the box says ‘Allow executing file as program’
  • finally click run the Appimage file to launch Caprine.

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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