The most used messaging app on the planet is WhatsApp, a company now owned by Facebook. The second most used messaging service is Messenger of the own FacebookBut can we have a desktop application in Ubuntu? The answer is yes, and not just one. In this article we will talk about two of these applications, being the best of all (for me) the second of the options.
The first of the options is available on the page messengerfordesktop.com, From where we can download a client from Facebook Messenger totally free for Linux, Mac and Windows. In the case of Linux, which is what interests us most editors and readers of Ubunlog, we just need to download the .deb package from the application, open it with our installer (such as GDebi or Gnome Software) and install.
Franz is also a great option for chatting with Facebook Messenger
But for me there is a problem since Microsoft stopped offering its Messenger (MSN) and opted for Skype. Since then, users do not agree on what is the best messaging service, some thinking it is Telegram, others WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger … In the end everyone uses a different one. The solution to this problem has a name: Franz.
with Franz, An application on which we wrote an article last week, we can chat not only with Facebook Messenger, but we can also chat from WhatsApp web, Telegram, Slack and up to 23 messaging services, including Twitter (Tweetdeck for be more accurate). As we wrote at the time, Franz offers web versions of many of these applications, which means it has certain limitations that are not in the official versions. But if, like me, you are not a demanding user in many of these services, you will definitely be worth having it installed.
In last week’s article we explained what services we can get into from Franz, as well as how to install and do it.
Do you know how to install Facebook Messenger from Ubuntu?