Telegram Messenger Installation on Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS Easy Guide

June 19, 2016 | By thelinuxevangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Telegram Linux Mint 18 Installation Guide

You are Welcome! The GNU/Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install Telegram Messenger App on Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS 32/64-bit Mate/Cinnamon/Xfce/KDE Desktop.

First of all, Telegram for Linux Mint 18 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.

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 Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS - 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 Terminal Shell emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Telegram Messaging App Quick-Start on Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS - Open Terminal
  2. Download Telegram Messenger App for Linux:

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

    Telegram Messaging App Quick-Start on Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS - Extraction
    Or from Shell:

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

    Set the SuperUser as howner 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 Messenger

    From Terminal:


    How-to Create a Telegram Mint Menu App Launcher:

    Linux Mint How-Launcher

    Telegram Messaging App Quick-Start on Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS - Welcome UI

Telegram Messaging App Quick-Start on Linux Mint 18 Sarah LTS - Connected UI

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