Install the Telegram desktop client on Linux

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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.

About Telegram

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

To 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

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  1.   Joselp said

    For me, better than whatsapp in all aspects ... The bad thing is that something becomes fashionable ...

  2.   atareao said

    It was already that Ubuntu decided to add Telegram in its official repositories.
    So many years dedicating myself to maintaining a repository to facilitate installation for users, in the end it is very tiring. Especially with what they update the Telegram application.
    Greetings and congratulations for the blog.

  3.   Daley Alarcon said

    Tried this recipe for debian 9 and sadly it didn't work for me

  4.   tripero said

    I can't find where the files are hosted. In ~ / home / ghost / Downloads / Telegram Desktop / nothing appears at all

  5.   Carlos said

    Hi, (I'm a newbie) Excuse me but I just installed by mistake twice from the same telegram page in the download folder, what command can I use to remove? on ubuntu 20.20

  6.   Alfredo Harvey Mac Kissack said

    I have been a Telegram user for years.
    Now I want to install the client on a computer running Fedora with multiple users.

    On my computer I put the Telegram files in / opt.
    But where do I put them in this one where multiple users have their own workspaces in / home?

  7.   Gabe rivero said

    Thank you very much, I was able to install it on Bodhi Linux by following the steps for ubuntu.