Linux Twitter App ‘Corebird’ Reached 1.7.2 (How to Install)


Corebird, a native GTK+ twitter client for the Linux desktop, got an update a few hours ago with some bug-fixes and translation updates.

Changes in Corebird 1.7.2:

  • Fix window cancel button label mixup
  • Fix potential crash when composing a tweet
  • Fix abort when trying to detect emoji support
  • Fix spell checking
  • Update translations

How to Install Corebird 1.7.2 in Ubuntu:

Install Corebird 1.7.2 via PPA in Ubuntu:

There’s a PPA repository contains traditional .deb packages of Corebird for Ubuntu 17.04 and Ubuntu 17.10. Ubuntu 16.04 is not supported due to outdated GTK+ 3 libraries.

  1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird

    Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

  2. Then install corebird via either Synaptic Package Manager or by 2 commands:

    sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get install corebird

Install Corebird 1.7.2 via Snap in Ubuntu:

The new snap package bundles most required run-time libraries, makes it possible to install the latest Corebird in Ubuntu 16.04 (and of course in Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10).

  1. To install the Corebird via snap, run command:

    sudo snap install corebird

  2. Also install the gnome environment for Ubuntu 16.04:

    sudo snap install gnome-3-24

    sudo snap connect corebird:gnome-3-24-platform gnome-3-24:gnome-3-24-platform

Install Corebird via Flatpak in Ubuntu:

Similar to snap, you can also install the most recent Corebird via Flatpak in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and Ubuntu 17.10.

Install the latest Flatpak via PPA by running commands in terminal one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak

sudo apt update

sudo apt install flatpak

Then install Corebird via commands:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

flatpak install flathub org.baedert.corebird


The three types of Corebird installation can co-exist in your system. To remove them, run commands:

sudo apt-get remove corebird

sudo snap remove corebird

flatpak delete org.baedert.corebird

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.

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