How to Install Telegram on CentOS 8

Install Telegram on CentOS 8

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to installing and configure Telegram on CentOS 8. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Telegram is a messaging and voice over IP. As a user of Telegram, you will be able to send messages, photos, videos, or other files over this service. Telegram is available on both Android and iOS application stores and apart from them, the user can also use the Telegram Desktop app for macOS, Windows, and Linux.

Features of Telegram

  1. Implementation for mobile devices
  2. Available for Desktop.
  3. Application Program Interface (API) of Telegram can be Accessed by third-party developers.
  4. Available for Android, iPhone/iPad, Windows Phone, Web-Version, PC, Mac, and Linux
  5. The above application provides Heavily Encrypted and self destruct messages.
  6. Lets you access your message from multiple devices and platforms.
  7. The overall processing and message delivery are lightning-fast.
  8. Distributed servers across the globe for security and speed.
  9. Open API and Free Protocol
  10. NoAds, No Subscription charge. – Free forever.
  11. Powerful – No limit to media and chats
  12. Several security measures make it safe from Hackers.
  13. Reply to Specific messages in the group. Mention @username to notify multiple users in a group.

Install Telegram on CentOS 8

Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.

sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Install Telegram Desktop on CentOS system.

  • Install Telegram using getpagespeed repository:
sudo dnf install https://extras.getpagespeed.com/release-el8-latest.rpm
sudo dnf install telegram-desktop
  • Install Telegram using Snap:
sudo dnf install snapd
sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
sudo snap install telegram-desktop
  • Install Telegram from the official web site:
wget https://updates.tdesktop.com/tlinux/tsetup.1.8.15.tar.xz
tar -xf tsetup.1.8.15.tar.xz 
cd Telegram/
./Telegram

Step 3. Launch Telegram Messenger on CentOS Linux.

Start Telegram messenger from your desktop menu or by entering the following command on your terminal. Note it may take some time for the Telegram messenger application to start at first:

telegram

That’s all you need to do to install Telegram on CentOS 8. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on Telegram messages, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.