The Facebook Messenger Client is also available for MacOS, Linux, and Windows operating system. You can install and use all Facebook messenger features from your Desktops application. This tutorial will help you to download and install Facebook messenger client on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, 17.04 & 16.04 LTS systems.
1. Download Facebook Messenger for Ubuntu
You can download the Facebook Messenger application for your Ubuntu system directly from its Github releases pages. Click on below image to open Github page and download the Debian package (.dpkg) file as per your operating systme architecture.
2. Install Facebook Messenger
The downloaded file save under ~/Downloads directory on my system. Change the current directory to Downloads and install Facebook messenger application debian package using dpkg command.
cd ~/Downloads sudo dpkg -imessengerfordesktop-2.0.9-linux-amd64.deb sudo apt install -f
The last command is only required to install any unmet dependencies for the application.
3. Use Facebook Messenger
Launch the Facebook messenger application from Applications as shown in below screenshot.
Now use your Facebook login details to log in to messenger application and enjoy its features.