How to install Telegram on Linux?


Telegram Messenger is an instant messaging application focused on sending and receiving text and multimedia messages. Initially the service was used for mobile phones and the following year for multiplatform 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Between its main characteristics we can highlight the historical content hosting integrated, 6 and the ability to save content from conversations, files up to 1.5 GB, including documents, multimedia and graphic animations, global content search, contact 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.

In order to install Telegram on Linux we have several simple installation methods with which we can enjoy the application from the comfort of our desktop.

How to install Telegram on Ubuntu 18.04 and derivatives?

Officially there is no application for Telegram within the Ubuntu repositories since its Telegram developers prefer to simply offer a generic binary file.

It is because of that we will support a third-party repository 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

How to install Telegram on Debian Sid?

Only for this version of Debian we have the application within the official repositories, for installation only we must execute on the terminal:

sudo apt-get install telegram-desktop

But what happens for older versions, do not worry we can install Telegram from Snap and Flatpak below I share the commands for it.


How to install Telegram on Fedora 28 and derivatives?

In the case of Fedora and its derivatives, we can install this application con RPMFusion repository help, which is necessary that you have it installed and enabled on your system.

To install it just run the following command:

sudo dnf install telegram-desktop

How to install Telegram on Arch Linux and derivatives?

For the Arch Linux case, we have two packages inside ofe AUR repositories telegram-desktop-bin and the package telegram-desktop-git, basically with any of them you get the application.

Though the recommended is the bin Since it will always take the most recent version directly from the package offered by the Telegram developers, in addition to that if you try to compile the git you will tare too much from my point of view.

For your installation you need to have installed Yogurt in your system and only you must execute the following command:

yaourt -S telegram-desktop-bin

How to install Telegram from Snap?

For the rest of the distributions and even the aforementioned we can install the application from a snap packageWe only have to have this technology enabled in our system.

Now we must open a terminal and run the following command:

sudo snap install telegram-desktop

How to install Telegram from Flatpak?

If you don't like Snap or you don't have it enabled, you can enjoy Telegram on your computer installed the application with the help of Flatpak, in the same way you must have this technology enabled in your system.

El install command is this:

sudo flatpak install --from

How to uninstall Telegram from Linux?

If you want to remove the application from your system, you can do it by running the software removal command from your package system, if you used any of the installation methods from here, I share the commands to remove Telegram from your computer:

For Ubuntu:

sudo apt remove telegram

In the case of Debian:

sudo apt remove telegram-desktop

If you installed with Snap:

sudo snap remove telegram-desktop

For Arch Linux and derivatives we eliminate with:

sudo pacman -R telegram-desktop-bin

In the case of Fedora, you uninstall with:

sudo dnf remove telegram-desktop

If you installed the app with Flatpak:

sudo flatpak uninstall org.telegram.desktop

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  1.   Ravenman said

    Is there a channel for this blog on Telegram?

  2.   Skorpian said

    Since Ubuntu version 17.10 there is an official package in the repositories:

  3.   josAlz said

    How to install Telegram on Ubuntu 18.04 and derivatives?
    He served me this from terminal in Peppermint 10, working correctly, greetings!

  4.   Kevin Figueroa said

    The telegram-desktop package is available in the official Linux Mint repositories, but it is out of date. I need to install the latest version on the system, instead of the simple binary that they give on the Telegram website