Install Telegram Desktop App on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10 and 18.04

Telegram, a cross-platform instant messaging program that focusses on security and privacy can easily be installed on Ubuntu desktop. This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to install Telegram instant messaging app on Ubuntu via Snap package managment.

If you haven’t used Telegram and you value apps that protect your privacy, then you should try it. There are many other instant messageing apps that put security and user privacy at forefront. but Telegram is probably the most popular. It supports Windows, Mac OS and Linux systems, including Ubuntu.

Telegram is also a fast and secure desktop app and can perfectly synced with your mobile devices so you communication is everywhere on all your devices anytime.

To get started installing Telegram, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Install Snap

If you don’t have Snap installed on your system, you should first install it before continue below. for users using Ubuntu 16.04, that will be the case.

Applications built using snap are self-contained with all the libraries and files that are

To install Snap, run the commands below

sudo apt install snapd

Step 2: Install Telegram

Now that Snap package management is installed, run the commands below to install Telegram snap app

sudo snap install telegram-desktop

After installing, open your Activities Overview and search for Telegram and open. The first time you should be prompted for your mobile device number.

If you already have an account, the program will automatically associate your number and allow you to sign in with your password or code sent to your device.

Telegram ubuntu install

That’s it!

This this how one installs Telegram messasing app on Ubuntu desktop.

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