How to Install Thunderbird 60 in Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, 14.04 - Finally, the newest stable release of everyone's favorite desktop Email client, Thunderbird 60 is available in Mozilla Team Stable PPA which currently publishes packages for Cosmic, Bionic, Xenial, and Trusty.

This is the first stable release since the launch of Thunderbird 52 in early 2017.

What’s New in Thunderbird 60

This version of Thunderbird is shipped new features, fixes, and changes that improve the user experience and make for a worthwhile upgrade.

Upgrade Thunderbird in Linux

Here are the main Thunderbird 60 features and changes at a glance :
  • New application logo
  • New "Photon" UI with rectangular tabs
  • Optional light and dark themes
  • Supports WebExtensions
  • Native notifications on Linux
  • Improved email attachment UX
  • New "Add-on Options" in Tools menu
  • Calendar events now display location
  • Compose window has button to delete email recipients
  • Set the update interval for individual RSS feeds
  • OAuth2 authentication for Yahoo and AOL
  • FIDO U2F support

How to Install Thunderbird 60 in Ubuntu Linux

As mentioned earlier, you can install latest Thunderbird mail client in Ubuntu 18.10, 18.04, 16.04, 14.04, and derivatives system via its PPA repository.

Step 1 - Open terminal via app launcher or simply press Ctrl+Alt+T.

Open Ubuntu's terminal

Step 2 - Run this command to add PPA in Ubuntu :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/ppa

Type your password (no visual feedback) and press Enter continue.

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Step 3 - Resynchronize the package index files :

sudo apt-get update

Step 4 - Now run the following command to install / upgrade the Thunderbird :

sudo apt-get install thunderbird

Alternatively, you can launch Software Updater if you have installed any previous version.

Uninstall Thunderbird Mail Client

If you want to downgrade Thunderbird to the stock version in Ubuntu universe repository, simply purge the PPA :

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:mozillateam/ppa

Enjoy the Mozilla Thunderbird, a free and open- source cross-platform email client. Thanks for reading!.