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Kevin Perez:
Hello Everyone,

Earlier I tried to search for install Facebook Messenger on the main forum. This results in no hits. Hopefully, I am not asking a question that has already been answered. However, if it has, then please just include a link to the answer in this topic.

I wish to install the Facebook Messenger software on Linux Lite. How may I accomplish this goal?

Thank you.

Moltke:

--- Quote from: Kevin Perez on February 02, 2021, 08:08:32 PM ---Hello Everyone,

Earlier I tried to search for install Facebook Messenger on the main forum. This results in no hits. Hopefully, I am not asking a question that has already been answered. However, if it has, then please just include a link to the answer in this topic.

I wish to install the Facebook Messenger software on Linux Lite. How may I accomplish this goal?

Thank you.

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There is no "official" messenger desktop client for Linux. There was a "non-official" one https://github.com/Aluxian/Messenger-for-Desktop/releases but it's not maintained anymore, you can still download it and try it, but you'll be on your own. An alternative, which is currently being maintained is caprine https://github.com/sindresorhus/caprine/releases download the .deb file and install it or the appimage which is a portable format, meaning you don't have to install it to use it; download, make executable and run. Speaking of appimages, there are another couple of apps too: Franz  https://meetfranz.com/ and it's clone Ferdi https://getferdi.com/, both apps work pretty much the same as they offer the possibility to manage different several services; gmail, whatsapp, telegram, messenger and others. You can simply use messenger's  web app https://www.messenger.com/. If you use Chrome or Chromium, there's one app which works like Franz and Ferdi; https://multimessenger.cc/ which
--- Quote ---Allows you to combines chat and messaging services into one simple extension!
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Those are the options you have in Linux, at least that I'm aware of. Pick the one you find meets your needs and expectations the best and enjoy. :)

Hope this helps! :)

bitsnpcs:
Hello,
project link to build one.

https://dev.to/kalebu/how-to-make-cli-chat-application-in-python-58fb

If members wanted to make a chat app and work together in a forum thread, remember once the app is completed the Python app runs in the terminal, but you can also build a GUI, and icon, then make the terminal silent (invisible) on the screen, the code still runs in the terminal, but yourself, or the end users won't see it, you can use the app GUI instead of the terminal.
You can use a ReadMe document for setup instructions, or to make it beginner friendly you can also build an installer GUI and icon, where the entered parameters, each time next is clicked runs the code attached, in similar way as the app itself, or its looks. Such as a FirstRun button, plus a menu option to edit its settings at a later time.

Maybe some like the idea. Have a good day.

Jesse R Bassett:
There actually IS a default FB messenger desktop client for Linux. Its called Caprine.  Google Caprine.deb. Very beautiful and easy program.

Moltke:

--- Quote from: Jesse R Bassett on April 29, 2021, 02:42:52 PM ---There actually IS a default FB messenger desktop client for Linux. Its called Caprine.  Google Caprine.deb. Very beautiful and easy program.

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"Default"? Caprine isn't a "default"  desktop client for FB messenger in Linux, it is one of the non-official desktop-clients currently available for Linux, like I said in my previous post  #msg54926. There ins't a "default" FB messenger desktop-client for Linux. 

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