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Install Friends App (Gwibber Rewritten In QML) In Ubuntu 13.04 Or 12.10

Gwibber, the microblogging client available by default in Ubuntu, has been rewritten in QML recently and is now called Friends App. Also, Gwibber Service (the backend) and the Gwibber Unity Lens have been replaced with “Friends Service” and Unity Friends Lens and the new packages have landed in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail for a while, but they didn’t work properly, at least for me, until a couple of days ago.Gwibber used to be installed by default in Ubuntu, however, the new Friends App isn’t (though the Friends Lens is installed by default) available by default in Raring and I’m not sure if it will make it, but you can easily install it via Ubuntu Software Center. Below you’ll find instructions for installing the new Friends App in Ubuntu 12.10 or 13.04.Here are a few Friends App (and Unity lens) screenshots:As you can see in the screenshots above, the new Friends App uses the Ubuntu Phone OS design so it’s not exactly optimized for the desktop: there’s no longer a menu (to add your Twitter, Facebook, etc. accounts you must go to System Settings > Online Accounts manually), at least for now, or toolbar and there’s a large “Timeline” text on top

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