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What twitter clients are available in Fedora? [closed]

asked 2014-02-18 19:21:18 -0500

ryanlerch gravatar image

updated 2014-02-18 19:33:05 -0500

I prefer to have a desktop application for twitter (rather than using the twitter web interface). What are some of the twitter clients available for Fedora?

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answered 2014-02-18 19:26:15 -0500

ryanlerch gravatar image

updated 2014-02-20 14:59:23 -0500

There are many twitter clients available to choose from in the Fedora repositories. Some of the more mature clients available are:


Corebird is a fairly new GNOME twitter client that provides support for almost all twitter features, including lists, favourites, direct messages and of course tweeting. It also has support for the optional GNOME dark theme. However, like corebird features a lot of newer GNOME technologies, so it only works on Fedora 20 or newer.

You can find corebird in GNOME software, or install from the command line with:

sudo yum install corebird



Birdie is another relative newcomer to the Linux twitter client foray, but it is still in active development and has an impressive feature list. However, like corebird, birdie features a lot of newer GNOME technologies, so it only works on Fedora 20 or newer.

Birdie is not in the official fedora repos (yet), but the upstream project produces RPMs especially for Fedora, and even have a repo set up to distribute them.

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Hotot has been around for a few years now, however, the author has just announced (Feb 2014) that he is no longer working on maintaining the application. That said Hotot also has a wide range of features, most notably, a multi-column display (Corebird and Birdie do not). Hotot is also not a native GNOME or KDE application, it basically implements most of its behaviour in a web browser widget, so the interface can be a bit strange at times.

Hotot is still available in the Fedora repos, you can install with gnome-software, or from the command line with:

sudo yum install hotot-gtk

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I did not know it, I had allways used Gwibber.

williamjmorenor gravatar imagewilliamjmorenor ( 2014-02-20 11:17:25 -0500 )edit

yum search twitter or just looking for twitter in gnome-software would bring up more alternatives that one can use.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-02-20 20:14:40 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-02-19 11:40:46 -0500

passthejoe gravatar image

Others I've tried include Choqok and Gwibber.

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