Telegram 0.9.39 Has Been Released

Telegram Desktop is an open-source and cross-platform Telegram client for Linux. The client has support for notifications, sending messages and media files, and inserting emoji.

While the Telegram Desktop client is still under development, it allows the users to send and receive messages from the Linux desktop, has a feature for synching across all the supported platform, so you can read your mobile notifications from both the computer and your phone, without missing anything. Also, it has file transfer support and the users can create groups for up to 200 people and send broadcast messages. Unfortunately, support for sending voice messages has not been implemented yet, the users can only listen or download received voice messages.

The latest version available is Telegram Desktop 0.9.39, which brings bug-fixes and small changes:

  • Bug fixes and other minor improvements
  • Design improvements
  • Linux version critical bug fixed
  • Supergroups can now have 5,000 members (up from 1,000)
  • Groups of any size may be converted to supergroups
  • Make your supergroup public by setting up a public link – anyone will be able to view the chat and join it
  • Pin messages to keep important updates visible and notify all members
  • Select messages to delete, report as spam, block users, or remove all messages from a user

Install Telegram On Linux

Installation instructions:

The latest versions of Telegram are available as pre-compiled libraries via the project’s website, so we need to download the archive (i386 or i686 for 32 bit systems and amd64 or x86_64 for 64 bit systems), extract it, cd into the needed folder and run the telegram file. Also, it is advised to remove previous versions of telegram, move telegram to /opt and create a symlink, for an easier usage.

The below instructions should work on all the popular Linux systems, including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Peppermint, LXLE, Linux Lite, Debian, Robolinux, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva, Arch Linux, Manjaro, ROSA Desktop etc.

How to install Telegram Desktop on 32 bit Linux systems:

$ wget https://tdesktop.com/linux32
$ tar -xJvf tsetup*.tar.xz
$ sudo mv Telegram /opt/telegram
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/telegram /usr/bin/telegram

To start Telegram Destkop, open the terminal, type telegram and hit enter.

How to install Telegram Desktop on 64 bit Linux systems:

$ wget https://tdesktop.com/linux
$ tar -xJvf tsetup*.tar.xz
$ sudo mv Telegram /opt/telegram
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/telegram /usr/bin/telegram

To start Telegram Destkop, open the terminal, type telegram and hit enter.

After you have installed Telegram Desktop, start the app, type in your mobile phone number, write the confirmation code you have received on your phone and you’re done.

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