How to Install Gitter App on Ubuntu Linux

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Gitter is a chat and networking platform that allows users and communities to connect and grow through messaging, content, and discovery. Its app works on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux platforms.

Gitter helps users to easily create, organize and grow communities based on different ideas and topics.. others can join with just a simple click.

Whether you’re in a small or large group, Gitter can help your team communicate and collaborate. These conversations will be available on the desktop, mobile devices, and everywhere you have Gitter installed.

Gitter helps you:

  • Discuss topics in private groups, one-to-one or team-wide
  • Easily share and view image files with others

For more about Gitter, visit its homepage. Then, when you’re ready to install Gitter for Linux, follow the steps below:

Below are two options available when installing the Gitter desktop app on Ubuntu desktops…. You can select either one to get it installed…

Install Gitter Desktop App DEB Package

To install Gitter using its DEB package, select it at the link below.DEB version… 64-bit should be good if your system supports it. Then download it to your desktop (usually to the Downloads folder of your Home directory).

If you select More options, it will let you download and install the.DEB package.

Gitter ubuntu install

Download and save the file to your desktop… usually in your Home directory’s ~/Downloads folder.

Gitter ubuntu install

After downloading, navigate to your Downloads folder, right-click the downloaded file, and select Open With Software Install.

Gitter ubuntu install

When Ubuntu Software opens, click Install to begin the installation.

Gitter ubuntu setup

That should prompt you to type and confirm your password before the installation can continue… When you’re done, Gitter should be installed and ready to use.

To launch it, go to the Activities Overview, search Gitter, and find it.

Install Gitter Desktop App via Snap

Gitter App can also be installed via Ubuntu snap package management. This might be the quickest way to install Gitter. 

Snaps are applications packaged with dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

To install via Snap, run the commands below

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install gitter-desktop

That’s it!

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