Telegram is a free cloud based messaging and end-to-end encrypted voice calling service for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows, macOS, Linux and Web. Using Telegram users can send messages, photos, videos and files of any type (doc, zip, mp3, etc). And make voice calls and create groups for up to 200,000 people or channels. It comes with some security features like end-to-end encrypted voice calls, self-destructing messages, photos, and videos and protect your app with a password. Apart from these important features it also offers usage of Telegram on unlimited number of devices at the same time with zero space on your phone.
Install Telegram Messenger app on Ubuntu:
For Ubuntu you can install telegram from Snap package, Flatpak package, PPA and Tarball package. We will discuss all the methods one by one in this post.
Install Telegram Using Snap Package:
Telegram Messenger app is available as snap package for Ubuntu. You can install it via your Ubuntu terminal app. Open your terminal app and type the below command and hit the enter key.
sudo snap install telegram-desktop
Then type your Ubuntu Password and hit enter. It will install the latest stable version of Telegram on Ubuntu.
You can also install the beta and edge versions of the telegram app via below snap commands.
Install Telegram beta
sudo snap install telegram-desktop --beta
Install Telegram Edge
sudo snap install telegram-desktop --edge
After the installation of Telegram Messenger app, click the show applications in the Ubuntu Gnome dock and type Telegram in the search box and click Telegram Desktop to open it. For Unity you can search Telegram from Ubuntu dash.
Install Telegram Using Flatpak Package:
Telegram Messenger app is available as Flatpak package for Ubuntu. For that you need to install and setup Flatpak in your Ubuntu system. Follow Flatpak installation tutorial in the below link
How to install flatpak on ubuntu
After the installation of flatpak, run the below command in your terminal app to install Telegram app.
flatpak install flathub org.telegram.desktop
flatpak run org.telegram.desktop
Install Telegram via PPA:
This is the unofficial PPA. To install Telegram via this PPA, open your terminal app and type the below command and press the enter key.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/telegram
Then type your Ubuntu Password and hit enter. After that press the Enter key to add the PPA on your system. then execute the below command in the terminal.
sudo apt update
Then type and hit the enter key to run the below command in the terminal to install the latest stable version of Telegram on your Ubuntu system.
sudo apt install telegram
Install Telegram via Tarball Package:
Download Telegram [Linux 64bit]