How-to Install Telegram Messaging App for Debian GNU/Linux Easy Guide

May 21st, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Linux Debian Telegram App QuickStart

The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Twitter Telegram Messaging App on Debian 6-Squeeze/7-Wheezy/8-Jessie/9-Stretch i386/amd64 Linux+GNU 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.

With Telegram, you can Send Messages, Photos, Videos and Files of any type (doc, zip, mp3, etc), as well as create Groups for up to 200 people.

Telegram’s goal is to allow everyone to get back their right to Privacy. It is a global non-commercial project with contributors from all over the world.

Unlike WhatsApp, Telegram is cloud-based and Heavily Encrypted. As a result, you can access your messages from several devices at once, including tablets and computers, and share an unlimited number of photos, videos and files of up to 1,5 GB.

Getting-Started with Telegram Messaging on Debian - 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 Shell Terminal Emulator Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Telegram App QuickStart on Debian Linux - Debian Gnome3 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 Debian - Extraction
    Or from Command Line:

    tar xvf tsetup*.tar.xz -C /tmp/
  4. Installing Telegram App
    (In case you do not have Administrator Privileges install it into Home…)

    sudo mv /tmp/Telegram/ /opt/

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    sudo ln -s /opt/Telegram/Telegram /usr/local/bin/Telegram

    For this System Wide Installation then Set Permissions with

    sudo chown -R root:root /opt/Telegram
  5. Launching Telegram App

    From Terminal:


    How-to Create a Telegram Desktop Menu App Launcher:

    Linux Desktops How-Launcher

    Telegram App QuickStart on Debian - Welcome UI

Telegram App QuickStart on Debian - Connected UI

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