GTK+ Twitter Client ‘Corebird’ 1.7 Released [Ubuntu PPA]

Corebird Twitter Client

Corebird, an open-source GTK+ 3 twitter client, reached 1.7 release a few hours ago with new features and some bug-fixes.

What’s new in Corebird 1.7:

  • Hashtags and Mentions in profile desriptions are now clickable
  • The mention-completion when composing a new tweet now fetches unknown users from the twitter server
  • Videos larger than the screen size are now getting scaled down while playing
  • Profiles now indicate when an account is suspended
  • Profiles handle protected accounts better when trying to access followers/following users, etc.
  • The compose window now allows tweets with just media attached but not text
  • Improve the hashtag/mention/link detection when composing a new tweet
  • The compose dialog now shows an emoji chooser. (only for GTK+ >= 3.22.19, rendered with color need cairo installed)
  • Fixed a bug that led to wrong Direct Message info being inserted into the database
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in broken files when downloading instagram images

Corebird 1.7.1 was released a few minutes later with a small fix to the appdata file in 1.7.

Corebird Twitter Client

How to Install Corebird 1.7.1 in Ubuntu 17.10:

For Ubuntu 17.04 and Ubuntu 17.10, you can install the new release from the PPA repository.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade Corebird if you have a previous release installed via Software Updater:

upgrade corebird

Or simply run following commands to install or upgrade Corebird:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install corebird

For Ubuntu 16.04, due to the outdated GTK+ library, choose to install the snap package though the 1.7 release is not ready at the moment.


To remove the PPA, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove Corebird, use system package manager or run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove corebird