How to Install Mastodon Client ‘Tootle’ in Ubuntu 18.04


Tootle is a GTK3 client for Mastodon, the world’s largest free, open-source, decentralized microblogging network with real-time notifications and multiple accounts support.

Mastodon is a free, open-source social network server based on ActivityPub. Anyone can run a server of Mastodon. Each server hosts individual user accounts, the content they produce, and the content they are subscribed. Every user can follow each other and share their posts regardless of their server.

Tootle is a simple GTK3 Mastodon client which was originally designed for elementary OS.


How to Install Tootle in Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04:

Tootle has made into Ubuntu universe repositories for Ubuntu 19.04 and Ubuntu 19.10.

For the current two LTS Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 16.04, it can be easily installed via Tootle Snap package.

For Ubuntu 18.04, simply search for and install ‘tootle’ Snap package from Ubuntu Software:


For Ubuntu 16.04, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T and first install snapd by running command:

sudo apt-get install snapd


Then install the software via command:

sudo snap install tootle


Once installed, launch the software from system application menu and enjoy!

Uninstall Tootle

To remove the Mastodon client, either use Ubuntu Software or run command in terminal:

sudo snap remove tootle

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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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