Install facebook messenger desktop in Ubuntu/Linux Mac OS X and Windows

Written on 21 July 2015

Facebook Messenger is the next for Facebook chat and Pidgin isn't enough. Don't worry now we have Messenger for Desktop by Aluxian

A simple & beautiful app for Facebook Messenger. Chat without distractions on any OS.


Sounds (can be disabled in settings)
Desktop notifications (enable them in settings)
Voice and video calls


Badge with the number of notifications in the dock/taskbar (OS X and Windows)
Auto-launch on OS startup (OS X, Windows)
Native notifications (all platforms)
System tray icon on Windows
3 themes: Default, Dark and Mosaic
Auto-hide the left sidebar
Open links in browser or new window
Preferences in the right-click context menu (or menu bar for OS X, tray menu for Windows)

Install and use , because Mark Zuckerberg love it.

Messenger for desktop Messenger for desktop is easy to install. First go to the link Messenger for Desktop to download latest version of application.

Install Facebook Messenger Desktop in Ubuntu/Linux

I use Ubuntu/Linux x86_64 so I download messenger for linux64, or if you use linux32
This is a deb file , show you can install just install by a double click just do it.
Or if you familiar with command line

cd /tot/download/path  
sudo dpkg -i Messenger_linux64.deb # if you use Linux 64  
sudo dpkg -i Messenger_linux32.deb # if you use Linux 32  

For Redhat/CentOS/Fedora

#for 64bits
sudo alien --to-rpm --scripts Messenger_linux64.deb  
#for 32bits
sudo alien --to-rpm --scripts Messenger_linux32.deb

For Arch : yaourt -Sy messengerfordesktop 1

How to install Messenger in Windows and Mac OSX ?

You just need to do the same go to Messenger for Desktop download application for Windows or Mac OSX, then click to install to use it.

Happy chatting, hope you have fun !

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