Download Facebook Messenger App for Linux


You can easily install Facebook Messenger App by using sudo apt-get install messenger-app on Linux, but sometime our repository is not stable so the easier way is to download the installation files below and install by Software manager.

Facebook Messenger App is working fine with Ubuntu/Debian, got it tested on Ubuntu 16.04 and Linux Mint Rebecca.

How to install?

Ubuntu, Debian 8+ (deb package):

  • Download messengerfordesktop-x.x.x-linux-arch.deb
  • Double click and install, or run dpkg -i messengerfordesktop-x.x.x-linux-arch.deb in the terminal
  • Start the app with your app launcher or by running messengerfordesktop in a terminal
  • Done! The app will NOT update automatically, but you can still check for updates

You can also use apt-get (recommended):

# Download my gpg key to make sure the deb you download is correct
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv 6DDA23616E3FE905FFDA152AE61DA9241537994D

# Add my repository to your sources list (skip if you've done this already)
# Replace <channel> with stable, beta or dev (pick stable if you're unsure)
echo "deb https://dl.bintray.com/aluxian/deb/ <channel> main" |
sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/aluxian.list

# Install Messenger for Desktop
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install messengerfordesktop

Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat (RPM package):

Download rpm file

Double click and install, or run rpm -ivh messengerfordesktop-x.x.x-linux-arch.rpm in the terminal
Start the app with your app launcher or by running messengerfordesktop in a terminal
Done! The app will NOT update automatically, but you can still check for updates

You can also use yum (recommended):

# Add my repository to your repos list (skip if you've done this already)
sudo wget https://bintray.com/aluxian/rpm/rpm -O /etc/yum.repos.d/bintray-aluxian-rpm.repo

# Install Messenger for Desktop
sudo yum install messengerfordesktop.i386 # for 32-bit distros
sudo yum install messengerfordesktop.x86_64 # for 64-bit distros

Arch Linux (AUR):

Simply run yaourt -S messengerfordesktop
Start the app with your app launcher or by running messengerfordesktop in a terminal
Done! The app will NOT update automatically, but you can still check for updates

Ubuntu/Debian AMD64

Ubuntu/Debian i386

RPM X86/X64

RPM i386

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