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Gwibber 2.0
Developer(s)List of the Gwibber developers
Initial releaseFebruary 19, 2009; 12 years ago (2009-02-19)
Stable release
3.6.0 / October 4, 2012 (2012-10-04)[1]
Written inPython
Operating systemLinux
Available inMultilingual
TypeMicroblogging client
LicenseGNU GPL[dead link]

Gwibber (/ˈɡwɪbər/) was a microblogging client for the GNOME desktop environment. It brings the most popular social networking services like Facebook, Twitter, etc. into a single window and gives ability to control communication through one single application. It was created by Ryan Paul, a writer for Ars Technica.

It only runs on Linux and is written in Python using PyGTK. It ships with Ubuntu 10.04 and above. Gwibber supports multiple social networking sites in a combined social stream with URL shortening, saved searches, and a multicolumn UI.

In 2013 it was renamed to Friends and the frontend was rewritten in QML.[2]

Supported services[edit]

Platform Gwibber v. 1.x Gwibber v. 2.x Gwibber v. 3.x
Brightkite No Yes ?
Digg Yes Yes Yes
Facebook Yes Yes Yes
Flickr Yes Yes Yes
Foursquare ? ? Yes
FriendFeed No Yes Yes
Google+ No No No[3]
Google Reader Yes No No
StatusNet Yes Yes Yes
OCS No Yes ?
Pidgin Yes No ? Yes No Yes No No No
Qaiku No Yes Yes
RSS/Atom Yes No* Yes[4]
Sina ? ? Yes
Sohu ? ? Yes
Twitter Yes Yes Yes
  • Support for RSS/Atom will be re-added in Gwibber version 3[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Gwibber project files : Gwibber". Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  2. ^ "Friends-app in Launchpad".
  3. ^ "Bug #805452 "Add Google+ Service to Gwibber" : Bugs : Gwibber". Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  4. ^ a b "Bug #422602 "Bring back support for RSS/Atom feeds" : Bugs : Gwibber". Retrieved 2013-11-27.

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