In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Telegram on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Telegram is a free and open-source instant messaging app that values user’s 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. The benefit is, we can access our conversation on any device logged with the same account thus, they always are in synchronization.
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 through the step-by-step installation of Telegram Dekstop on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror 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 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Telegram on Ubuntu 20.04.
- Install Telegram on Ubuntu using Snap
Run the following commands below to install Telegram messenger:
sudo apt install snapd sudo snap install telegram-desktop
- Install Telegram from Ubuntu default repository
The easiest way to install the Telegram Desktop application is to open up a terminal and the following command:
sudo apt install telegram-desktop
Step 3. Accessing Telegram on Ubuntu.
Use your desktop menu to start the Telegram Desktop application. Alternatively, you can start the application by executing the below command:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Telegram. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Telegram messenger on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Telegram website.