How to install Telegram on Ubuntu 20.04

  Smit Pipaliya   Ubuntu, Linux   1 month ago
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What is Telegram?

Telegram is a very quick messaging application that provides end-to-end encryption over your communication, whether a video call, file-sharing, or a simple text message. Telegram’s highlighted features are its speed, privacy, and synchronization on all devices. It allows to send and receive unlimited media and files, regardless of the size and type of the file. It securely stores your data in the Telegram cloud, which can be accessed anytime you need.


  • The operating system running Ubuntu 20.04 Linux
  • A root or non-root user with Sudo privileges
  • Has stable internet connection
  • Terminal window / Command line

Method 1: Install Telegram Using Apt-Get Package

1. Update Local Repositories

Update all system packages to the latest. Run the following command:

#! /bin/bash
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade -y

2. Installing Telegram

Then install Telegram. Run the following command:

#! /bin/bash
sudo apt-get install telegram-desktop

How to Install Telegram in Ubuntu 20.04 - SslForWeb

After the successful installation of Telegram, run it by searching for telegram in the activities.

How to Install Telegram in Ubuntu 20.04 - SslForWebMethod 2: Install Telegram Using Snap

If you want an easy way, the SNAP package manager is the one. With the help of it, we can easily install Telegram with just few commands. Those are using apart from Ubuntu or Debian.

#! /bin/bash
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install snapd
sudo snap install telegram-desktop

This command will install the latest Telegram and other dependencies too. The snap package will automatically update(in the background) whenever a new Telegram version is released.

We can also install from Ubuntu Software, search for Telegram and install the application.

Uninstall Telegram Ubuntu

To remove the application from Ubuntu when you don’t need it anymore.

1. For Apt-Get Installation

#! /bin/bash
sudo apt-get remove telegram-desktop

2. For Snap Installation

#! /bin/bash
sudo snap remove telegram-desktop

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