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How to install Telegram-Desktop in Ubuntu

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  • Last Updated : 02 Jun, 2022
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Telegram is a widely used cross-platform messaging program that provides better privacy and encryption capabilities as well as support for big group chat features. It also has no affiliations to other social media platforms (for example, both Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp are owned by Facebook), which may appeal to certain users. The program is cross-platform, featuring versions for iOS, Android, Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Telegram may also be accessed with a web browser.

Telegram can be downloaded and installed through 3 methods in Ubuntu

  • Using APT Package Manager
  • Using Snap Store
  • Ubuntu’s Software Centre

Let’s go through all the methods one by one.

Installation of Telegram-Desktop in Ubuntu

Method 1: Using the APT Package Manager

Step 1: Telegram’s current stable version may be found in the official Ubuntu APT package repository. First, update the system’s cache repository before installing Telegram.

sudo apt update


Step 2: Then, in the terminal of your Ubuntu 20.04 system, enter the following command:

sudo apt install telegram-desktop


Step 3: If it asks for more disc space to install Telegram, type “Y” and press the “Enter” button to continue the installation.


Step 4: After Telegram has been successfully installed, launch it by searching for “telegram” in the activities menu.


Telegram is installed and operating in the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS system, as shown below.

Method 2: Using Snap Store

Step 1: The Snap store is another option for downloading the Telegram software. Snap also handles and installs all the necessary and essential software and packages for that program, making it one of the finest ways to install any application or software on any Ubuntu 20.04 edition. First, refresh your system’s package repository cache before installing Telegram from the Snap store.

sudo apt update


Step 2: Install the Snap Store using the below command.

sudo apt install snapd


Step 3: If you already have Snap installed on Ubuntu 20.04, simply execute the following command in the terminal:

sudo snap install telegram-desktop


Step 4: The Telegram program will be installed, and it will take some time to complete. After utilizing the Snap method to install Telegram, you can launch it by searching for it in the application menu and clicking on the Telegram icon.


Method 3: Using Ubuntu’s Software Center

Step 1: Search for the Ubuntu software center in the Activities search bar to open it.


Step 2: When the Ubuntu Software Center appears, put the telegram into the search box in the upper left corner. Select the telegram from the list of search results.


Step 3: To begin the installation procedure, click the Install button.


Step 4: The following authentication dialogue box will pop up as a result. Click the Authenticate button after entering your user account password.


Step 5: The installation process will now start. The following window will display, indicating the installation process’ progress in real-time.


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