Archives For November 30, 1999

Telegram Desktop

The Telegram Desktop App finally reached the 1.0 release! Here’s how to install it via PPA or Snap in Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17/18 and derivatives.

The popular instant messaging app, Telegram 1.0 for desktop, was released a few days ago with a fabulous new design. It features:

  • Consistent material design
  • Smooth animations
  • Support for custom themes
  • Auto sync messages from phone with computer using Telegram’s encrypted cloud.
  • Ability to start typing on phone, then continue on computer.

Telegram Desktop 1.0

Install Telegram Desktop App via Snap in Ubuntu:

1. First time installing an app using SNAP package? You may need to install snapd via command (for one time):

sudo apt install snapd

2. The snap build of Telegram Desktop so far misses system tray icon for Ubuntu Unity.

To install the Telegram snap package in Ubuntu 16.04 and higher, simply open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo snap install telegram-sergiusens

Type in password (no visual feedback) and hit Enter. It will automatically download the snap package and install it in your system.

install Telegram Snap

Uninstall Telegram (Snap):

To uninstall it, simply run the snap command with remove option:

sudo snap remove telegram-sergiusens

Install Telegram Desktop via PPA in Ubuntu:

For all current Ubuntu releases, including Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and derivatives, e.g., Linux Mint and Elementary OS, Telegram is also available as .deb package in an unofficial PPA.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/telegram

Type in password (no visual feedback) and hit Enter.

2. Then search for and install the app via Synaptic Package Manager:

install telegram synaptic

or just run the commands below one by one:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install telegram


To uninstall it, simply run apt command with remove option:

sudo apt remove telegram && sudo apt autoremove

And the PPA can be removed by launching Software & Updates and navigating the Other Software tab.

Install Telegram in ubuntu

Quick tutorial shows how to install official Telegram client in Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 10.04, Linux Mint, and Elementary OS.

Telegram Messenger is a cross-platform instant messaging system whose clients are open source and servers are proprietary software. Telegram users can exchange encrypted and self-destructing messages, photos, videos and documents (all files types are supported).

The official client for Telegram is available for many different platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Telegram client in Ubuntu

Install Telegram Client in Ubuntu:

Ubuntu users can choose install the desktop client for Telegram from either the official binary package or an official PPA.

To install from the official binary package:

1. Download Telegram for Linux at the link below:

Download Telegram Desktop

Not sure 32-bit or 64-bit? Go to top-right corner shutdown menu (the gear button) and select “About This Computer”, check it out at the Overview tab.

2. Extract the downloaded package in your file browser and run the executable from the result folder.

Start Telegram Messenger

Don’t see the ‘Run’ option? Go the menu Edit -> Preferences -> Behavior tab -> choose “Run executable text file when they are opened” under Executable Text Files.

The first time running this app creates a desktop shortcut automatically on user’s local folder, so that next time you can directly launch Telegram from the Unity Dash or Application Menu.

Telegram shortcut

To install from an unofficial PPA:

To install Telegram from PPA and receive future updates via Software Updater when a new release made into the PPA.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/telegram

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install telegram

That’s it. Enjoy!

sigram telegram client for Ubuntu Linux

Sigram is a different telegram client from Sialan.Labs for Linux desktops. The project is based on Qt5 and qml, and released under the terms of the GPLv3 license.

The client has a gorgeous and simple interface. It has integrated with Limoo to preview pictures.


  • Send and recieves messages
  • Upload and send files
  • Download photos
  • Emoticons
  • Smart and native notifications
  • Start and End group chats
  • Chat background
  • Delete and forward messages
  • Delete and Add users to group chats
  • Show telegram system status
  • Local mute
  • Inner image viewer with zoom and pan features
  • Full support for touch monitors
  • Beautiful user interface with awesome animations
  • App indicator support on unity desktop
  • Show sent, seen, online, offline, lastseen and typing status
  • Contacts info pages


  • Secret chat
  • Add, remove, rename and edit contacts
  • Send typing status
  • Search on contacts and messages


sigram telegram client



Install Sigram Telegram Client:

You may first check your OS tyle 32-bit (i386) or 64 bit (amd64) via System Settings -> Details, then download the Ubuntu installer from:

Download Sigram From Its Project Page