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How To Install Telegram on Linux Mint 20

Install Telegram on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Telegram on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Telegram is a free and open-source instant messaging app that values users’ privacy and data encryption, which means as compared to Whatsapp all your messages will be on the company’s secure cloud in an encrypted form rather than on a local device. it is available for every mobile platform, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Ubuntu Touch. Earlier it was not officially available for Desktops but recently developers have released it for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS desktops.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Telegram on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Telegram on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update

Step 2. Installing Telegram on Linux Mint 20.

  • Install Telegram from the Linux Mint default repository:

Now install Telegram using the following commands:

sudo apt install telegram-desktop
  • Install Telegram on Linux Mint via Snap:

Run the following command to install Snap packages on the Linux Mint system:

sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd

To install Telegram Desktop, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install telegram-desktop

Step 3. Accessing Telegram on Linux Mint.

Once installed successfully, then click activities and open the menu, and type telegram-desktop. Assuming that you already have a Telegram account, it’s time to log in. Telegram uses the mobile number as the primary means for account creation. Enter your mobile number to proceed.

Install Telegram on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Telegram. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Telegram on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Telegram website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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