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Install Facebook Messenger for Desktop on Ubuntu 22.04

Facebook is available as a web application for both iOS and Android mobile applications. The mobile applications may be simply found on the related play store. However, none of the official Facebook Messenger is launched yet for the desktop system such as Ubuntu 22.04. Even though you may access it through a web browser, there are instances when it is required to use a desktop application having a user-friendly interface. This is the point where the “Franz” application comes to the rescue.

This blog will discuss the procedure of installing Franz for using Facebook Messenger for Desktop. Let’s get started!

How to install Facebook Messenger for Desktop on Ubuntu 22.04

Thanks to the “Franz” developer team that provided us an amazing third-party application that acts like an all-in-one social messaging tool. This graphical user interface-based application permits us to use Facebook Messenger on Ubuntu 22.04.

In the upcoming section, we have compiled step-by-step instructions for installing Franz Facebook Messenger for Desktop on Ubuntu 22.04. Have a look at the given instructions.

Step 1: Download Franz .deb file
First of all, you have to download the Franz “.deb” file by visiting its official website and clicking on the highlighted “Ubuntu” button:

To perform the same operation using the command line, press “CTRL+ALT+T for opening Ubuntu 22.04 terminal and execute the following command to download the “franz_5.7.0_amd64.deb” file:

$ sudo wget https://github.com/meetfranz/franz/releases/download/v5.7.0/franz_5.7.0_amd64.deb

As you can see, we have successfully downloaded Franz’s “.deb” file:

Step 2: Install Franz
After downloading the required packages, write out the provided command for Franz installation on your Ubuntu 22.04 system:

$ sudo dpkg -i franz_5.7.0_amd64.deb

The given output indicates that now we have Franz application on our system:

For the verification, we will show you the procedure of launching Franz on our system.

How to launch Facebook Messenger for Desktop on Ubuntu 22.04

In order to launch Franz as Facebook Messenger, open the “Activities” menu, search for “Franz” and open it from the search results:

Upon doing so, the Franz application will open up on your Ubuntu 22.04 system with the following two options: “Create a free Account” or “Login to your Account”. Click on the first option in order to create a Franz account:

Then enter the required credentials and click on the “Create account” button:

In the next window, select the applications which you want to utilize as Franz services. In our case, we marked the applications present in the first row including the Facebook Messenger for desktop, and then click on the “Let’s go” button:

Then, type your “Email address or phone number” and “Password” to Log in your account. After doing so, your Franz application will be all set to use for using the Facebook Messenger for Desktop:

How to uninstall Facebook Messenger for Desktop from Ubuntu 22.04

For the uninstallation of Franz, execute the provided command in your Ubuntu 22.04 terminal:

$ sudo apt remove franz

We have compiled the easiest method to install Facebook Messenger for Desktop on Ubuntu 22.04 system.

Conclusion

For the installation of Facebook Messenger for Desktop on Ubuntu 22.04, visit the Franz official website or download the “.deb” file using the “wget” command. Then, execute the “$ sudo dpkg -i franz_5.7.0_amd64.deb” command to install Franz. After doing so, launch the Franz application, create an account and select Facebook Messenger as a Franz service that you want to use. This blog demonstrated the method to install Facebook Messenger for Desktop on Ubuntu 22.04.

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