How to Install Choqok Micro-Blogging Client on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

Choqok 1.6 was released on October 10, 2016. It’s a free and open source micro-blogging client for KDE environment.

Notable changes in Choqok 1.6:

  • Better Twitter support, performance improvement. Adds the ability to search for usernames and hashtags, delete direct messages (DMs), send DMs with unlimited text.
  • It’s now based on KDE Framework 5.
  • Support for the Friendica social network is added.
  • StatusNet microblog is renamed to GNU Social
  • Defaults to HTTPS when available

How to Install Choqok 1.6 on Ubuntu 16.04/16.10 via PPA

The following PPA works on Ubuntu 16.04/16.10 and any Linux distribution that are based Ubuntu 16.04/16.10 such as Linux Mint 18 and Elementary OS Loki.

Open up a terminal window and then run the following commands to add the PPA, update local package index and install Choqok 1.6.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:adilson/experimental

sudo apt update

sudo apt install choqok

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Once the installation is complete, start Choqok from Unity Dash or from K Menu.

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Or from terminal:

choqok

To log into your Twitter account, you need to authorize choqok to use your account.

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After you enter your unique PIN into Choqok, you will be logged in.

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