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.
This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install Gitter desktop app on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04 desktops.
Gitter helps users to easily create, organise and grow communities based on different ideas and topics.. others can join with just a simple click.
Whether you’re a small or large group, Gitter can help your team communicate and colloborate. and 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, vist its homepage.When you’re ready to install Gitter for Linux follow the steps below:
Below are two options available when installing Gitter desktop app on Ubuntu desktops…. You can select either one to get it installed…
Option #1: Install Gitter Desktop App DEB Package
To install Gitter using its DEB package, simply go to this link below and select the .DEB version… 64-bit should be good if your system supports it. Then download it to your desktop (usually to the Downlaods foldero of your Home directory).
If you select More options. it will lets you download and install the .DEB package.
Download and save the file to your desktop… usually in the ~/Downloads folder of your Home directory.
After downloading, navigate to your Downloads folder, then right-click the downloaded file and select Open With Software Install
When Ubuntu Software opens, click Install to begin the installation.
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 and search Gitter and launch it.
Option #2: 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 all their 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
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