Desktop App Installation

How to install the desktop app from Github Releases
Github Releases

Windows Users

Microsoft Store

Standalone Executable (Windows)

  1. 1.
    Download bluebubbles_standalone.exe from GitHub releases (linked above)
  2. 2.
    Run the installer
  3. 3.
    You may receive a warning from Windows Defender about an unrecognized publisher, simply click "More Info", and then "Run anyways" at the bottom.
  4. 4.
    Complete the installation

Linux Users


Standalone Executable (Linux)

  1. 1.
    Download from GitHub Releases (linked above)
  2. 2.
  3. 3.
    Move from bundle/lib in bundle to /usr/lib
  4. 4.
    Run the executable bluebubbles_app inside bundle
Note: You might need to install the following dependencies:
For notifications - libnotify-dev
For video playback - vlc, libvlc-dev
For the system tray - appindicator3-0.1, libappindicator3-dev
You can use the following command:
sudo apt-get -y install libnotify-dev vlc libvlc-dev appindicator3-0.1 libappindicator3-dev