In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Facebook Messenger Desktop on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, WebTorrent Desktop is a free, open-source streaming torrent application for Mac, Windows, and Linux. With WebTorrent Desktop, you can watch video from the Internet Archive, listen to music from Creative Commons, or audiobooks from Librivox.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Facebook Messenger Desktop on a Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server.
Install Facebook Messenger Desktop on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt-get commands in the terminal.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 2. Installing Facebook Messenger Desktop.
Now download the deb package from this page and run the following commands to install Facebook Messenger Desktop on Ubuntu systems:
sudo apt-get install gdebi wget https://github.com/aluxian/Messenger-for-Desktop/releases/download/v2.0.9/messengerfordesktop-2.0.9-linux-amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i messengerfordesktop*.deb
Once installed, Facebook Messenger Desktop can be started from Unity Dash or your preferred app launcher or from the terminal:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Facebook Messenger App. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Facebook Messenger Desktop on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Facebook Messenger Desktop website.