Caprine is a free and open source unofficial and privacy focused Facebook Messenger client for Linux, Windows and MacOS. You can hide people from knowing when you have seen a message and when you are currently typing in Caprine and it prevents link tracking from facebook. Some other useful features are hide Names and avatars, mute desktop notifications, hide notification message preview, compact mode, Work Chat support and comes with dark theme support.
Install Caprine on Ubuntu Linux
You can install Caprine via snap, flatpak, deb and AppImage. In this tutorial we will see how to install it in your Ubuntu system using one by one.
Install Caprine via AppImage
Download Caprine in .AppImage file format from the above download link and save it on your Downloads folder. Open terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and run below commands one by one.
sudo chmod +x ~ Caprine-2.54.1.AppImage
Install Caprine via DEB:
Download Caprine in .deb file format from the above Caprine download link and save it on your Downloads folder. In terminal run below command to install it.
sudo apt install ./Downloads/caprine_2.54.1_amd64.deb
Here”caprine_2.54.1_amd64.deb” is the downloaded file name.
You can also use the wildcard like below to install it
sudo apt install ./Downloads/caprine*.deb
Install Caprine via Snap:
In terminal run below Caprine snap installation command.
sudo snap install caprine
and also uninstall it via
sudo snap remove caprine
Install Caprine via flatpak
If you don’t have flatpak and flathub, first install it and restart your system. After that run below Caprine flatpak install command.
flatpak install flathub com.sindresorhus.Caprine
You can run Caprine via
flatpak run com.sindresorhus.Caprine
And uninstall it via
sudo flatpak uninstall com.sindresorhus.Caprine