How to install Telegram App on Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04, 15.04

Telegram is a cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app with a focus on security and speed. Developed and maintained by an India based company, telegram is available for multiple platforms like android, ios, windows, mac, linux etc. Telegram users can exchange encrypted and self-destructing messages, photos, videos and documents and all the file types are supported. This app is more or less similar to whatsapp but the better part is, it is available for almost all the platforms unlike whatsapp.

Download Telegram Messenger:
The latest version available for telegram application is v0.7.6 which can downloaded for all of the above platforms from the official source. The best thing about telegram is, it is accessible via web browser as well, with this url.

Installation of Telegram Messenger on Ubuntu:

Unlike viber, which i had demonstrated earlier, telegram is available for Linux operating system in both 32-bit & 64-bit architectures. For linux desktop, the tar versions are available to download which facilitate direct launching of the telegram app without any need to install.

Once downloaded, untar the application tar file and you will have the launcher for the telegram desktop application. Double click and launch the application.

Configuration of Telegram:

Once you launch the application, it requires you to verify through your mobile number via a code. Verify and you are all set to use the application.


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