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Recently I installed Facebook Messenger in my Ubuntu 14.04 and then I noticed that it is no longer supported in Ubuntu. So I tried to uninstall it. When I checked Software Center I can't find an entry for Facebook Messenger there.

The following are the commands I used to install Facebook Messenger:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install fbmessenger

So how can I uninstall Facebook Messenger ?

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How did you installed it? –  dadexix86 May 25 at 10:58
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Did you try sudo apt-get remove fbmessenger ? –  Antaraz May 25 at 16:18
    
@Antaraz Yes.. It worked. –  TomJ May 25 at 16:19
    
I tried the solutions you proposed, but the Icon in the launcher is still there. And if I click again on it, the facebook messenger (which works horrible on Ubuntu) appears again... Is there a way to uninstall it completely? –  Bruno Braun Dec 16 at 18:32

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Remove the package "fbmessenger" from the Software Center or run:

sudo apt-get remove fbmessenger
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you probably also want to remove the ppa you added for this: sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 (the -r option is for removal) –  amc May 25 at 17:48
sudo apt-get remove unity-webapps-facebookmessenger

This worked for me. In fact googleplus, gmail... are all unity-webapps-*

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If you don't need the ppa anymore, the best way could be to first install ppa-purge:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

and then run:

sudo ppa-purge ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

this uninstalls all the packages from this ppa, and disables the ppa as well, quite handy if you have a lot of ppas

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Run this :

sudo dpkg -r fbmessenger
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It didn't worked. –  TomJ May 25 at 15:58

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