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 ?

  • 1
    How did you installed it?
    – dadexix86
    May 25 '14 at 10:58
  • 3
    Did you try sudo apt-get remove fbmessenger ?
    – Hedwig
    May 25 '14 at 16:18
  • @Antaraz Yes.. It worked.
    – TomJ
    May 25 '14 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?
    – user359332
    Dec 16 '14 at 18:32

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

sudo apt-get remove fbmessenger
  • 3
    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 '14 at 17:48
sudo apt-get remove unity-webapps-facebookmessenger

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


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


Run this :

sudo dpkg -r fbmessenger
  • It didn't worked.
    – TomJ
    May 25 '14 at 15:58

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