Birdie is a free, open-source twitter client for Linux. It makes use of native technologies like Gtk and GLib to provide a pleasant experience to the user, while integrating seamlessly with the user’s desktop environment.

So far, the latest release is birdie 1.1 which features performance optimizations, better thumbnails, bug fixes and updated translations. This simple tutorial will show you how to install it in Ubuntu 14.04 via PPA.


Install Birdie:

The deb packages for Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 are available in

You can also install this twitter client from PPA and receive updates via System Updater. To do so, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:birdie-team/stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install birdie

The PPA so far only support Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.