How To Install Telegram From PPA In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

install telegram in linux mint or ubuntu
Telegram is the free instant messaging application that can be used to connect to friends, family, and relatives. The application completely free, open source and ads free. Telegram is available for Linux, Android, Windows Phone, iOS, and Mac OS X.

Telegram is rapidly being developed and it is available for every mobile platform, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Ubuntu Touch. Earlier it was not officially available for Desktop but recently developers have released for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X desktop. The most Telegram developers care for is privacy and security. All messages, photos, and chats are encrypted tightly and take care of privacy too.

Install Telegram on Linux

I am telling here the two easy ways to install Telegram into your Linux Desktop.

  1. Download Telegram from the Telegram website and follow these simple steps –

Download telegram from webiste for linux mint ubuntu

Download telegram from website
2. Extract the downloaded packages and run the Telegram file.

extract the downloaded telegram files linux mint ubuntu

Extract the downloaded file
3. Running it first time will create a shortcut so that you can quickly run it from dash.

run telegram in from dash in linux mint ubuntu

Run from the shortcut added to the dash
There you’ve done it! Sign up or log in and enjoy.

sign up login in telegram ubuntu

Sign up or login into the app

The second method of installing Telegram in Linux is using PPA:

There is an unofficial PPA available for Telegram. Here is how you can install telegram using PPA –

Open terminal and type these commands –

  • Add repository first
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/telegram
  • Update repositories
sudo apt-get update
  • Install Telegram
sudo apt-get install telegram
There you’ve installed it!

2 thoughts on “How To Install Telegram From PPA In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

  1. Did the second option, seemed to do everything correctly, no telegram anywhere to be found! is there something else that needs doing?

    I have linux Mint Tara on a lenovo 330s

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