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How to Install CoreBird Twitter Client on Ubuntu the Easy Way


Corebird is an open source Twitter client for Linux. It provides a way more faster experience of using Twitter than Web browsers. So in this tutorial, I will show you how to install and use Corebird on Ubuntu.

Install Corebird on Ubuntu Using PPA

The easiest way of installing corebird on Ubuntu is adding a PPA from ubuntuhandbook1. Enter this command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird

Now update local package index and install corebird.

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install corebird

Now corebird can be launched from Dash.

launch corebird from Dash

Log into Twitter

You need to provide your twitter PIN to corebird in order to be able to login. Click Request PIN.

 provide your twitter PIN to corebird

It will take you to Twitter Web site. Click Authorize app button to authorize Corebird to use your account.

authorize corebird to use your twitter account

Next, your twitter PIN will be generated, you need to enter this PIN in the Corebird Login screen and hit Confirm button.

Reading Tweets

Reading Tweets

Composing Tweet

Compose a Tweet

Corbird Full Screen Mode

Corbird Full Screen Mode

Corebird lacks proxy support, so if Twitter is blocked in your country or area, you need to establish a VPN connection to use Corebird. But it does provide a smoother experience than Web browsers.

Update March 21, 2016: You can use proxychains to redirect corebird to go through a proxy server. First, press ALT+F2, then enter proxychains corebird to lunch corebird with proxy. To learn more about proxychains, click the following link.

How to use proxychains to redirect your traffic through proxy server

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