Telegram is a cloud-based instant messaging and voice over IP service. In the following tutorial we will perform installation of Telegram messenger on CentOS 8 Linux Desktop

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to add third-party repository
  • How to install Telegram messenger
  • How to start Telegram messenger
Telegram messenger on CentOS 8 Linux
Telegram messenger on CentOS 8 Linux

Software Requirements and Conventions Used

Software Requirements and Linux Command Line Conventions
Category Requirements, Conventions or Software Version Used
System CentOS 8 Linux
Software N/A
Other Privileged access to your Linux system as root or via the sudo command.
Conventions # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
$ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

How to install Telegram messenger on CentOS 8 Linux step by step instructions

  1. Enable getpagespeed Extras repository:
    # dnf install -y https://extras.getpagespeed.com/release-el8-latest.rpm
    

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  3. Use dnf command to Install package skypeforlinux:
    # dnf install -y telegram-desktop
    

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  5. Start Telegram messenger from your desktop menu or by entering the following command on your terminal. Note it may take some time for the Telegram messenger application to start at first:
    $ telegram
    
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