How to install Anatine Twitter App in Ubuntu 16.04

To install Anatine Twitter App in Ubuntu 16.04

Anatine is a free, open source desktop twitter application and is considered to be the easiest way to have mobile view of Twitter on your desktop. It is built with electron framework thus it emulates the mobile twitter website on your desktop with all the features such as share, retweet and manage account. It is so simple to install Anatine on Ubuntu and this article covers the ground on the installation of Anatine twitter app in Ubuntu 16.04


Installing Anatine

Before you begin with the installation of Anatine, you need to create a new directory in /opt/. You can perform that action by making use of the following commands.

root@linuxhelp:/home/user# mkdir /opt/Anatine
root@linuxhelp:/home/user# cd /opt/Anatine/


Now download the anatine package by making use of the following. 

root@linuxhelp:/opt/Anatine# wget
--2017-12-04 06:13:43--
Resolving (,
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
Saving to: ‘’ 100%[===============================>] 40.92M 342KB/s in 3m 8s
2017-12-04 06:16:53 (223 KB/s) - ‘’ saved [42902971/42902971]


Once it is done, you need to extract the downloaded package.

root@linuxhelp:/opt/Anatine# unzip
inflating: Anatine
inflating: LICENSE
inflating: LICENSES.chromium.html
inflating: content_shell.pak
inflating: resources/app/vendor/scroll-to-tweet.js
inflating: resources/electron.asar
inflating: snapshot_blob.bin
extracting: version


Now, you need to download the icon, which can be done by making use of the following action.

root@linuxhelp:/opt/Anatine# wget
--2017-12-04 06:17:27--
Resolving (,
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: unspecified [text/html]
Saving to: ‘Icon.png’
Icon.png [ <=> ] 34.96K 106KB/s in 0.3s
2017-12-04 06:17:28 (106 KB/s) - ‘Icon.png’ saved [35804]


Next, create desktop launcher for anatine by running the following.

root@linuxhelp:/opt/Anatine# nano /usr/share/applications/anatine.desktop


And then, add the following lines to it.

[Desktop Entry]

Once it is done, you need to save and exit the file.



To open the Anatine application you can use the search field. Once the application appears, log in with your credentials. 


You will be taken to the Homepage of the application. 


You can also use the Twitter search field, and the interface is as same as the mobile application. 




You can also check all the notifications from this area. 


Also, all your twitter conversations can be viewed. 


With this, the installation of Anatine twitter app on Ubuntu 16.04. comes to an end.

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