El use of instant messaging applications have become a necessity, this is due to its great popularity that they have won in such a short time and for the simplicity of being able to communicate with other people no matter what country you are from.
To this must be added that the majority of the companies that offer internet services nowadays are quite accessible so the use of SMS and phone calls took a back seat.
Between the all instant messaging applications we can highlight some of them such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram, Skype among others.
But the day of today we are going to share with you a simple way to be able to install one of these applications and it is Telegram, which has a client that can be used on most Linux distributions.
For those who still do not know this instant messaging service I can tell you that this is an instant messaging application focused on sending and receiving text and multimedia messages.
This instant messaging service is cross-platform available for more than 10 operating systems: Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, GNU / Linux, Firefox OS, web browsers, among others.
Between its main characteristics we can highlight the content hosting with built-in history, And the ability to save content from conversations, files up to 1.5 GB, including documents, multimedia and graphic animations, global content search, address book, calls, broadcast channels, supergroups, among others.
Telegram use your infrastructure with MTProto technology. In addition to the basic features, it offers the bot platform that in addition to making intelligent conversations and can perform other services and complement the experience in conversations.
Si Do you want to install the desktop client of this application on your system, we can do it quite simply. The Telegram client is available on most Linux distributions.
Only They must follow one of the following steps according to their Linux distribution they are using.
How to install Telegram on Linux?
For those users who are using the latest version of Debian which is Debian 9 Sid or that they are using Ubuntu 18.04, Linux Mint 19 or some derivative of these.
Only We must open a terminal with Ctrl + Alt + T and execute the following command:
sudo apt-get install telegram-desktop
Si are Ubuntu 17.10, 17.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS users or some derivative of these we can use the following repository in order to install the application. We must open a terminal and execute the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/telegram
Done this now we update repositories and install the application with:
sudo apt update sudo apt install telegram
For, those who are users of Fedora 28, CentOS, RHEL or some derivative of these we can install the Telegram client in our system with the following command:
sudo dnf install telegram-desktop
While for those who are users of any version of openSUSE We can install this application with the following command:
sudo zypper install telegram-desktop
Finally, para those who are Arch Linux, Manjaro, Antergos users or any derivative of Arch, we can install Telegram from the AUR repositories.
In AUR we can find two packages within the repositories which are telegram-desktop-bin and the telegram-desktop-git package, basically with any of them you get the application.
The recommended one is the bin since it will always take the most recent version directly from the package offered by the Telegram developers.
For its installation we only have to type:
aurman -S telegram-desktop-bin
For the rest of the distributions CAN install the app from a snap packageWe only have to have this technology enabled in our system.
We install Telegram with the following command:
sudo snap install telegram-desktop
Otherwise if you don't use Snap and you prefer to use Flatpak packages you can install Telegram from Flatpak in your system with the following command:
sudo flatpak install --from https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.telegram.desktop.flatpakref