Install Facebook Messenger for Desktop on Ubuntu. Here’s how to install Facebook Messenger on Ubuntu 16.04. Facebook Messenger for Desktop is a simple & beautiful app for Facebook Messenger. Using the app one can chat without distractions on any OS. Please note that it’s not an official app and no affiliation with Facebook.
The app brings the following features:
- Video calling in Messenger
- Know when people have seen your texts.
- Make HD calls anywhere in the world.
- Snap photos and shoot videos.
- Choose from thousands of stickers.
- Record voice messages.
- Chat with your favorite groups.
Install Facebook Messenger on Ubuntu
It is very easy to install Facebook Messenger on Ubuntu. Go to Messenger for Desktop website (https://messengerfordesktop.com/) and download the deb package of your OS architecture – x86 for 32 Bit systems and x86_64 for 64 Bits systems. Once installed, install the deb file. Open Terminal, navigate to the download folder and then run the following command to install Facebook Messenger on Ubuntu:
sudo dpkg -i Messenger_linux*.deb
Once installed, open Messenger for Desktop from Ubuntu Dash or via Terminal with this command: