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How to install Telegram desktop on Debian 11 | And any Linux distribution?

Honestly, for me, Telegram is better than WhatsApp because it has many more options and is safer. However, it is also true that WhatsApp is more used and more widespread worldwide. Today I will show you how to install Telegram desktop on any Linux distribution in an easy and comfortable way.


In the first place, What is Telegram? Well, Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s super-fast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time. In short, your messages sync seamlessly across any number of your phones, tablets or computers.

Some of the most powerful features that differentiate it from WhatsApp are the following:

  • Telegram groups can have up to 100,000 members. It supports replies, mentions, and hashtags that help maintain order and keep communication in large communities efficient.
  • If you want secrecy, try our device-specific Secret Chats with self-destructing messages, photos, and videos.
  • Telegram has bots. Bots are like small programs that run right inside Telegram. They are very useful to extends Telegram functionality.
  • The Telegram API is accessible. This allows anyone to develop an unofficial client. Don’t worry, security is something Telegram takes seriously.

There are many characteristics that make Telegram a perfect application. In my case, in particular, I have noticed that it is much faster and safer than WhatsApp.

Let’s install Telegram

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If you want to install Telegram in any Linux distribution, I must tell you that it is something very simple. Telegram does take into account Linux users, creating an official client on a par with Windows and Mac OS. Already that speaks very well of it.

In the first place, you need to go to the official Telegram website.

Downloading Telegram desktop client
Downloading Telegram client

Then, download the client for Linux.

When the download is complete, decompress the file. Next, open your file browser and you will see two files.

2.- Install Telegram on Debian 11 and any Linux distribution
2.- Install Telegram on Debian 11 and any Linux distribution

Then, assign execution permissions to the Telegram file. Right-click on it and go to Properties.

3.- Changing the file permissions
3.- Changing the file permissions

Now, you can open it. Double-click on it.

4.- Opening Telegram desktop client on Linux
4.- Opening Telegram desktop client on Linux

Click on Start Messaging button to add your phone number.

5.- Adding the phone number
5.- Adding the phone number

Then, Telegram will send you a code via SMS. When you type it, the application will start and you will use it without any problem.

And that’s it.


Telegram is much better than WhatsApp not only because of its features but also because its desktop customers are very good. Installing these desktop clients is simple and very useful.

Recently we talked about Franz an application to have several messaging accounts on the desktop. You might be interested so here’s the link.

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