Use Telegram On Your Ubuntu 14.04 Or Ubuntu 13.10, Via The Unity Webapps Telegram Application

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Telegram is a an instant messaging service similar to WhatsApp. While it is already available for Android, the developers have started the work at a special Telegram Client for Ubuntu Touch, which will have a visual design created to match Unity 8.

Until now, it was available for Linux systems only as a command-line client or a browser app, but a third party developer has created the Unity Webapps Telegram client for Unity 7, compatible with both Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander.

Use Telegram On Your Ubuntu 14.04 Or Ubuntu 13.10, Via The Unity Webapps Telegram Application

In this article I will show you how to install Unity Webapps Telegram 0.04 no Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr and Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Unity Webapps Telegram 0.04 on Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 13.10 is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the unity-webapps-telegram package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:costales/unity-webapps-telegram
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install unity-webapps-telegram

After the installation has been successfully performed, Telegram can be started from the Unity Dash.

Use Telegram On Your Ubuntu 14.04 Or Ubuntu 13.10, Via The Unity Webapps Telegram Application

Optional, to remove unity-webapps-telegram, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove unity-webapps-telegram

Or, you can disable the PPA, remove unity-webapps-telegram and downgrade all the packages updated via that PPA, do:

$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:costales/unity-webapps-telegram

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One comment on “Use Telegram On Your Ubuntu 14.04 Or Ubuntu 13.10, Via The Unity Webapps Telegram Application
  1. Flynn says:

    Hi I have a new smart phone with a new number. I would like change the telegram ,that I have install on my Ubuntu OS 14.04, to be able to reflect my new number. BTW I am also in a new country ergo the need for the number change. Can you help? Thank You
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