How-to Install Telegram Messenger App on Elementary OS 32-64bit GNU/Linux Easy Guide

February 20th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Telegram Messaging QuickStart for Elementary OS Linux

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with Telegram Messenger App on Elementary OS i386/amd64 Linux Desktop.

Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on Speed and Security, it’s super fast, simple and free.
You can use Telegram on all your Devices at the same time — your messages Sync seamlessly across any of your phones, tablets or computers.

Getting-Started with Telegram Messaging on Elementary OS - Featured

What can you do with Telegram?

  • Connect: from most remote locations.
  • Coordinate: groups of up to 200 members.
  • Synchronize your chats across all your devices.
  • Send: documents of any type.
  • Encrypt: personal and business secrets.
  • Destruct: your messages with a timer.
  • Store: your media in the cloud.
  • Build: your own tools on our API.
  • Enjoy: feedback from your customers
  1. Open a Command Line Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Telegram App QuickStart on Elementary OS - Open Terminal
  2. Download Telegram Messenger App for Linux:

    Telegram App 32/64bit .tar.xz Linux
  3. Double-Click/Right-Click on Archive and Extract into /tmp

    Telegram App QuickStart on Elementary OS - Extraction
    Or from Command Line:

    tar xvf tsetup*.tar.xz -C /tmp/
  4. Installing Telegram App

    Set the SuperUser as holder with:

    sudo chown -R root:root /tmp/Telegram/

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution
    Then Switch the Telegram contents:

    sudo su -c "mv /tmp/Telegram/ /opt/"

    To insert Telegram into the System Path:

    sudo su -c "ln -s /opt/Telegram/Telegram /usr/local/bin/Telegram"
  5. Launching Telegram App

    From Terminal:


    How-to Create a Telegram Desktop Menu App Launcher:

    Linux Desktops How-Launcher

    Telegram App QuickStart on Elementary OS - Welcome UI

Telegram App QuickStart on Elementary OS - Connected UI

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