Install Facebook Messenger Client on Ubuntu 18.04 or LinuxMint 19

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Normally Facebook messenger is usable from any kind of browsers. but some people want to use some extra features from the Client version. will will show you how to install this client version for your Ubuntu, the install process is the same for LinuxMint 19 or Debian 9

Install Facebook Messenger Client on Ubuntu

First we have to Download the Deb packages  from the Giithub repository  

Please download the file you need depending on your operating system architecture.

 

mohamed@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ uname -a
Linux ubuntu 4.13.0-46-generic #51-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 12 12:36:29 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
mohamed@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ ls -altr

-rw-rw-r– 1 mohamed mohamed 50615886 Jul 9 13:13 messengerfordesktop-2.0.9-linux-amd64.deb
drwxr-xr-x 2 mohamed mohamed 4096 Jul 9 13:13 .
mohamed@ubuntu:~/Downloads$

Install The package

We will use the Debian package files installer to install this client using the command dpkg

mohamed@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i messengerfordesktop-2.0.9-linux-amd64.deb 
[sudo] password for mohamed: 
Selecting previously unselected package messengerfordesktop.
(Reading database ... 204589 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack messengerfordesktop-2.0.9-linux-amd64.deb ...
Unpacking messengerfordesktop (2.0.9-171) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of messengerfordesktop:
messengerfordesktop depends on libappindicator1 | libappindicator | libappindicator-gtk3; however:
Package libappindicator1 is not installed.
Package libappindicator is not installed.
Package libappindicator-gtk3 is not installed.
messengerfordesktop depends on gconf2; however:
Package gconf2 is not installed.
messengerfordesktop depends on gconf-service; however:
Package gconf-service is not installed.
messengerfordesktop depends on python; however:
Package python is not installed.

This Package have some dependencies needed you can install them like that

sudo apt  install -f

Now its time to enjoy your Facebook Client

Cheers!!

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