4 ways to install Telegram app on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa or LMDE  5

Learn the easy steps to install Telegram messenger on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa or LMDE  5 Elsie desktop (Linux Mint Debian Edition) for chatting, voice call, and much more…

Telegram is not some unknown app, already millions of users using it to chat and share their thoughts with others. Just like Whatsapp, smartphone users can easily install it on their smartphones as well as on desktops. You can share or download images, videos, documents and files very easily via it. Further, it is also possible to make video and voice calls and create polls, groups, and channels to connect. Telegram is particularly popular because of the latter function.

One of the popular features that make Telegram popular is its subscription system for channels, which works similarly to YouTube: according to your interests, you can subscribe to channels on Telegram. If the channel operator posts new content, you can see it in the chat overview. Users can easily select posted content and forward it to family and friends. This makes it clear from which user or channel the content originally comes.

Steps to install Telegram on Linux Mint 21 or LDME 5

#1st Using APT package manager

1. Use APT Package Manager

The best thing is like other popular applications we have Telegram available to install via the default package repository of Linux Mint. Hence, here is the single command to get.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install telegram-desktop

sudo apt install telegram desktop


#2nd Method using Telegram Tar file

2. Download Telegram for Linux Mint

If you don’t want to use the APT package manager to install Telegram then we can download its latest binary from its official website. To make things easy for your you can use the command terminal to get it instead of visiting the official website.

wget "https://telegram.org/dl/desktop/linux" -O telegram.tar.xz

Download Telegram for Linux Mint


3. Extract the Tar file

Once the Telegram archive file is on your system, we can extract the folder having the binary to install it. Simply use the Tar command:

tar -xvf telegram.tar.xz

After that move the folder somewhere you won’t delete it accidentally. For example, opt folder.

sudo mv Telegram /opt/


4. Install Telegram on Linux Mint 21 or LDME 5

Now, we have this chatting application binary, let’s execute it to not only run telegram but also to create an Application launcher shortcut to lunch the app easily in the future.

Switch to /opt

cd /opt/Telegram/

Run the binary:


Close the Application, once you have the application running.

Now, go to the Application launcher, search for Telegram and you will have the application shortcut to run in the future.


#3rd method install using Snap

5. Install Snap for Telegram

Unlike Ubuntu systems, Telegram doesn’t have Snap out of the box as a default feature. To use it, we have to manually install a package called Snapd available through the default system repository.


sudo apt install snapd

sudo apt install snapd

By default, the Snapd package is disabled on Mint 21. To install use the following commands:

sudo mv /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref ~/Documents/nosnap.backup
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd

Now, Install Telegram using Snap

sudo snap install telegram-desktop

To integrate the application properly installed using the SNAP, reboot your Linux Mint”

sudo reboot


#4th Method using Flatpak

6. Use Flatpak

If you don’t want to use any of the above-given methods then we can go for Flatpak. However, like Snap, Flatpak is also not there on our system by default. Hence, we have to install it manually.

sudo apt install flatpak
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
sudo reboot

Install Telegram

flatpak install flathub org.telegram.desktop


7. How to run Telegram on Mint

After completing the installation using any of the given methods, to run the app go to the Start menu, and from the Application launcher search for Telegram. As its icon appears click to run the same.

install Telegram app on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa or LMDE 5


8. How to update Telegram on Linux Mint 21 or LDME

Well, here we have shown four methods to install this online messaging application, hence according to the method you have used, choose the one.

# Those who have used APT can simply use the system update command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

# For the second method using Telegram binary:

cd opt/Telegram
sudo ./Updater

The above command will run the Telegram updater to download and install the latest available version.

#For the third method- Snap

Those who have followed the Snap method to install this application they can run:

sudo snap refresh telegram-desktop

#For the fourth Method Flatpak

Well, the last method we have discussed is the Flatpak, if you opted that then use the command to update your application:

flatpak update


9. Uninstall or Remove

If you don’t like the app or due for some reason you want to uninstall Telegram from your Linux Mint 21 or LDME 5  then here are the commands to follow:

For the Apt method:

sudo apt remove telegram-desktop

For Binary Method:

sudo rm -r /opt/Telegram
sudo rm /usr/share/applications/telegramdesktop.desktop

For Snap:

sudo snap remove telegram-desktop

For Flatpak:

flatpak remove org.telegram.desktop


Ending Notes:

These were a few simple methods to install and uninstall Telegram on Linux Mint 21 or LMDE 5, choose the one as per your choice, and start chatting on your Linux PC.


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