Install Facebook Messenger in Ubuntu 13.04

Add Facebook Messenger to your Ubuntu 13.04 desktop

Install Facebook Messenger in Ubuntu 13.04

Here's how you can install Facebook Messenger in Ubuntu 13.04.

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install fbmessenger

Facebook Messenger for Ubuntu 13.04 Features

Facebook Messenger offers chat windows, friend request, a chat sidebar and Facebook notifications. It's really geared toward quick communications with your Facebook friends, rather than seeing newsfeed posts and that sort of thing.

Facebook Messenger User Appeal in Ubuntu 13.04

I think the appeal of Facebook Messenger is really for those who are into chatting and other instant communications, but who aren't particularly interested in newsfeed content.

As much as I like the features it offers, I can't see myself using it very much. It's a good application, but I have chat turned off on Facebook. I hate the interruptions chat brings, so I'll pass on this. But your mileage may vary, I can see it being very useful for some people.

Additional Resources for Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger for Windows

Facebook Messenger for Android

Facebook Messenger for iOS

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