Telegram Desktop 0.9.39 Is Available For Ubuntu And Fedora Via PPA And COPR

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:

  • Edit your messages in channels and supergroups
  • Share links to specific posts in channels via the post context menu
  • Add admin signatures to messages in channels
  • Send silent messages in channels that will not notify members, useful for non-urgent or late night posting

Install Telegram On Linux

Installation instructions:

To install Telegram on Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.3 ROsa, Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04 and Linux Lite 2, you have to add the PPA to your system, refresh the local repository index and install the telegram package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/telegram
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install telegram

Optional, if you want to remove telegram, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove telegram

For Fedora 22, Telegram is available via the COPR repository, all you have to do is:

$ sudo dnf install dnf-plugins-core
$ sudo dnf copr enable rommon/telegram
$ sudo dnf install telegram-desktop

Optional, if you want to remove telegram, do:

$ sudo dnf remove telegram

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