TweetDeck I really enjoyed until I installed Ubuntu, as Adobe doesn't have a 64-bit version of Adobe AIR (which is necessary to run TweetDeck) so I can't use it anymore. Are there any alternatives that support Facebook?

Note - there is a similar question - but this has been reopened to be specific to facebook support:

What microblogging clients are available?

  • Have you tried Adobe's method for installing Air on 64, it just uses the 32 bit .bins. Thats how I got destroy Twitter working. I think this is how: kb2.adobe.com/cps/521/cpsid_52132.html
    – NRoach44
    Jun 7, 2011 at 16:36
  • I have actually. Unfortunately, TweakDeck doesn't work 100% with this hacked version of AIR.
    – Alan
    Jun 11, 2011 at 4:47

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If you do not mind running in a browser then Tweetdeck, Hootsuite and Seesmic all run on Chrome(ium) and the last two on Firefox. Personally I run Tweetdeck under Chrome and running these services in a browser is probably the best way forward. Adobe have stopped development of Air for linux, so do not expect much new software in Ubuntu using it.


You can easily install Adobe Air 64-bit :

How do I install Adobe AIR?

So Download and install TweetDeck.

  • Hi. I actually tried using that exact method a few weeks ago. Sadly, TweetDeck was extremely buggy when using the 64-bit version of Adobe AIR.
    – Alan
    Jul 23, 2011 at 18:12

I would recommend trying ouy Digsby, as soon as a Linux version will be released (later this year, they say). You may signup to be announced when it's available at http://www.digsby.com/signup/maclinux/?os=linux .

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    Digsby is comming for mac and linux for about 2 years! Quote from here: LOL don't hold your breath. Not like it's hard to convert the source code over to Linux and compile it on Linux but I've been waiting for a good 2 years now probably and still no word. I've given up on Digsby... Use Konversation or Pidgin for Linux.
    – kv1dr
    May 28, 2011 at 12:08

TweetDeck, one of the most popular desktop clients for Twitter and facebook. you can post updates to Twitter, Facebook, or both simultaneously.


Try Hotot , or you can try TweetDeck on chrome browser.

  • I looked, but couldn't find any information on whether or not Hotot supports Facebook, do you know?
    – Alan
    May 28, 2011 at 20:28
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    Hotot does not support Facebook AFAICT. May 28, 2011 at 23:53
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    -1 Because Hotot does not support Facebook, and it never will.
    – jrg
    Jun 3, 2011 at 19:38
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    – RolandiXor
    Jul 4, 2011 at 13:34
  • @jrg Never will? "We don't have plans to support Facebook at this time... Anyway, patches are welcomed." Aug 14, 2012 at 20:52

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