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Install Messenger for Desktop – Messenger Facebook App on CentOS, Ubuntu

Messenger for Desktop formally called Whatsie, is a simple and beautifully designed desktop client app for Facebook Messenger. It allows you to chat without any distractions. This is an independent open source app hence its not affiliated whatsoever with Facebook. Furthermore, it is important to note that this is not an official supported project.

The latest stable release is v2.0.4 beta and  it comes with just one change as well as a bug fix.

Key Features

  • Themes as well as Mini Mode
  • Native Notifications (with reply on OS X)
  • Spell Checker as well as Auto Correct
  • Keyboard Shortcuts as well as automatic updates
  • Launch on OS startup

Messenger for Desktop

Highlights of Previous Changelogs

  • Remove custom context menu (temporarily) to fix crashes.
  • Fix RightAlt+I opening dev tools, as well as added toggle to auto-hide the sidebar.
  • Some dependency updates, as well as ffmpeg library replacement to be able to read patent protected sounds/videos
  • Rework the tray icon menu, as well as fixed the scroll bar bug
  • Add option to auto-update with the beta releases, as well as option to block the Facebook “seen” feature
  • Fixed reduce size of website preview, as well as Don’t open messenger calls in browse
  • As well as various fixes and improvements.

How to Install Messenger for Desktop – Messenger Facebook on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04

32bit

sudo apt-get install gdebi

wget https://github.com/Aluxian/Messenger-for-Desktop/releases/download/v2.0.4/messengerfordesktop-2.0.4-linux-i386.deb

sudo gdebi messengerfordesktop-2.0.4-linux-i386.deb

messengerfordesktop

64bit

sudo apt-get install gdebi

wget https://github.com/Aluxian/Messenger-for-Desktop/releases/download/v2.0.4/messengerfordesktop-2.0.4-linux-amd64.deb

sudo gdebi messengerfordesktop-2.0.4-linux-amd64.deb

messengerfordesktop

When you launch the app, you will be prompted to sign-in with your facebook credentials.

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How to Install Messenger for Desktop – Messenger Facebook on CentOS 7, RHEL

32bit

wget https://github.com/Aluxian/Messenger-for-Desktop/releases/download/v2.0.4/messengerfordesktop-2.0.4-linux-i386.rpm

rpm -Uvh messengerfordesktop-2.0.4-linux-i386.rpm

messengerfordesktop

64bit

wget https://github.com/Aluxian/Messenger-for-Desktop/releases/download/v2.0.4/messengerfordesktop-2.0.4-linux-x86_64.rpm

sudo rpm -Uvh messengerfordesktop-2.0.4-linux-x86_64.rpm

messengerfordesktop

When you launch the app, you will be prompted to sign-in with your facebook credentials

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