How To Install Cutegram 2.0.0 On Ubuntu, Debian And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Cutegram is an open-source Telegram application, similar to Sigram. It is developed in Qt5 and QML and uses the libqtelegram and the libappindicator libraries.

Like other Telegram clients for Linux, it has support for Emoji, allows the users to send data by dragging it in the message window and gets integrated with the system notifications.

The latest version available is Cutegram 2.0.0, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes:

  • Search
  • Secret Chat
  • Send text messages as document using drag and drop
  • Prxy support
  • Offline mode
  • Camera Button
  • Autostart option on Configure menu
  • Multi Account login (experimental)
  • Windowed Mode
  • ProgressBar on file sending
  • Cancel button on file downloading
  • Shared Media location
  • Many improvements on UserInterface
  • Better and Smarter drag and drop actions
  • Online status icon on contact avatars
  • Leave and Add person to chats
  • Delete History action
  • Chat with non-contact users
  • Add/Update translations.
  • Contact us menu to send suggestions to us

how to install Cutegram 2.0.0 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Deepin, Peppermint, LXLE, Linux Lite, Debian, SparkyLinux

In this article I will show you how to install Cutegram 2.0.0 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Deepin, Peppermint, LXLE, Linux Lite, Debian, SparkyLinux and other Ubuntu and Debian derivative systems.

For Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems, Cutegram 2.0.0 is available via PPA, so installing it is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the cutegram package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:aseman/desktop-apps
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install cutegram

For Debian and older Ubuntu systems, Cutegram 2.0 is available as deb packages, via the project’s website. In order to install it, you have to download the cutegram deb and install it via command-line. Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

Instructions for 32 bit Ubuntu and Debian systems:

$ wget aseman.co/downloads/cutegram/2/cutegram_2.0.0-1-i386.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo gdebi cutegram_2.0.0-1-i386.deb

Instructions for 64 bit Ubuntu and Debian systems:

$ wget aseman.co/downloads/cutegram/2/cutegram_2.0.0-1-amd64.deb
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ sudo gdebi cutegram_2.0.0-1-amd64.deb

Optional, to remove cutegram from Debian, Ubuntu or a derivative system, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove cutegram

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