Social networking from the desktop

With Ubuntu you can post to your favorite social networking sites from your desktop. Ubuntu uses the Gwibber application to allow you to organize your social networking sites in one place, and to post updates from the Me Menu without opening any website.

To set up your social networking accounts:

  1. Click the Messaging menu on the right hand side of the menu bar.

  2. Choose Set Up Broadcast Account...

  3. Choose the social networking site you want to set up and click Add

  4. Click Authorize and insert your account settings for that site, and follow the instructions

You can now view your social networking messages from the Messaging menu on the right hand side of the menu bar, in the Broadcast section. Click on any of the items in that section to open Gwibber and to read or post messages to your social network.

You can download a PDF guide to using Gwibber from the Gwibber website.