How-to Install Telegram Messaging App on Xubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Linux Easy Guide

December 3rd, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

Telegram Chat Quick-Start for Xubuntu Linux




Hello Xubuntu User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the Twitter Telegram Messaging App on Xubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak 32/64bit GNU/Linux Desktop.

First of all the 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.

Then 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.

Furthermore the 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.

Finally 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 Xubuntu 16.10 Yakkety - 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 Quick-Start for Xubuntu 16.10 Yakkety - Open Terminal
  2. Download Telegram Messenger App for Linux:

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

    Telegram Messaging App Quick-Start on Xubuntu 16.10 Yakkety - 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 Ownership with:

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

    Telegram

    How-to Create a Telegram Desktop Menu App Launcher:

    Linux Desktops How-Launcher

    Telegram Messaging App Quick-Start on Xubuntu 16.10 Yakkety - Welcome UI

Telegram Messaging App Quick-Start on Xubuntu 16.10 Yakkety - Connected UI

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