Objective

The objective is to install Telegram on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux

Operating System and Software Versions

  • Operating System: - Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux
  • Software: - Telegram 1.2.15 or higher

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via sudo command is required.

Difficulty

EASY

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

Instructions

Install Telegram via Snap

The recommended approach to install Telegram on Ubuntu 18.04 is by using the snap command. The following linux command will install Telegram on your Ubuntu 18.04 system:
$ sudo snap install telegram-desktop
Furthermore, you may also wish to install the command line tool telegram-cli to access Telegram's API from your terminal:
$ sudo snap install telegram-cli

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Install Telegram via Official package

Alternatively, you can install the latest version of Telegram from the official Telegram source package. Open up terminal and enter:
$ wget -O- https://telegram.org/dl/desktop/linux | sudo tar xJ -C /opt/
$ sudo ln -s /opt/Telegram/Telegram /usr/local/bin/telegram-desktop

Launch Telegram

You can start the Telegram application from your terminal by executing:
$ telegram-desktop
If you have installed Telegram via the snap store search your activities menu:
start telegram application on ubuntu 18.04
Search for the telegram keyword and click to start.
Telegram on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux
Telegram on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux
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