Hello, friends. Although WhatsApp is incredibly popular in the world, there are those of us who value the privacy and features of other similar applications. So, today, I will show you how to install Telegram Desktop Client on Ubuntu 22.04 | Linux Mint 21 to give it a chance to unseat WhatsApp.
According to the service’s website:
Telegram is a cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app with a focus on security and speed.
Although WhatsApp is very popular, Telegram is full of features that make it even better. In addition to this, it has a native desktop client for Linux, macOS and Windows, so the interconnection is secure.
Some features are:
- Telegram has no limits on the size of your media and chats.
- It has an open API and source code free for everyone.
- Telegram messages are heavily encrypted and can self-destruct.
- The app keeps your messages safe from hacker attacks.
Plus other things focused on privacy and support.
One of the best things we have with Telegram is its desktop client. This allows us with total independence to use our account without the need to use the mobile.
Let’s go for it.
Install Telegram Desktop Client on Ubuntu 22.04 | Linux Mint 21
The procedure is simple. To do so, you will just have to download it from the Telegram website.
Once you download the Linux package, unzip it, and you will find two files called
Assign execution permissions to the
Telegram file by right-clicking on the Properties > Permissions and click on the Execute section to give the permission.
Then, just double click to execute it.
Other ways to install Telegram Desktop Client
As I mentioned, Telegram support for Linux is excellent, so there are also ways to achieve the goal.
In the specific case of Ubuntu 22.04, you can use Snap for this.
Open a terminal and just run
sudo snap install telegram-desktop
And you will have it available in the main menu of the system.
In the case of Linux Mint 21, things change because by default it does not include support for
snap but it does for Flatpak.
So to install Telegram, you just have to run:
flatpak install flathub org.telegram.desktop
You can also run it from the main menu.
Telegram is better than WhatsApp in my opinion, but it is true that it does not have as many active users.