Fast. Secure. Powerful.
  20 reviews

Pure instant messaging — simple, fast, secure, and synced across all your devices. One of the world's top 10 most downloaded apps with over 500 million active users.

FAST: Telegram is the fastest messaging app on the market, connecting people via a unique, distributed network of data centers around the globe.

SYNCED: You can access your messages from all your phones, tablets and computers at once. Telegram apps are standalone, so you don’t need to keep your phone connected. Start typing on one device and finish the message from another. Never lose your data again.

UNLIMITED: You can send media and files, without any limits on their type and size. Your entire chat history will require no disk space on your device, and will be securely stored in the Telegram cloud for as long as you need it.

SECURE: We made it our mission to provide the best security combined with ease of use. Everything on Telegram, including chats, groups, media, etc. is encrypted using a combination of 256-bit symmetric AES encryption, 2048-bit RSA encryption, and Diffie–Hellman secure key exchange.

100% FREE & OPEN: Telegram has a fully documented and free API for developers, open source apps and verifiable builds to prove the app you download is built from the exact same source code that is published.

POWERFUL: You can create group chats with up to 200,000 members, share large videos, documents of any type (.DOCX, .MP3, .ZIP, etc.) up to 2 GB each, and even set up bots for specific tasks. Telegram is the perfect tool for hosting online communities and coordinating teamwork.

RELIABLE: Built to deliver your messages using as little data as possible, Telegram is the most reliable messaging system ever made. It works even on the weakest mobile connections.

FUN: Telegram has powerful photo and video editing tools, animated stickers and emoji, fully customizable themes to change the appearance of your app, and an open sticker/GIF platform to cater to all your expressive needs.

SIMPLE: While providing an unprecedented array of features, we take great care to keep the interface clean. Telegram is so simple you already know how to use it.

PRIVATE: We take your privacy seriously and will never give any third parties access to your data. You can delete any message you ever sent or received for both sides, at any time and without a trace. Telegram will never use your data to show you ads.

We keep expanding the boundaries of what you can do with a messaging app. Don’t wait years for older messengers to catch up with Telegram — join the revolution today.

Latest reviews
ulubay 1 month ago

I am currently installing it on Mint 21 Vera. I have been using telegram desktop in different platforms for the last 8 years. This is the first time I see that I need to download nearly 800 MB of data for an instant messaging app.

Massimo8787 2 months ago

very nice

richolate 3 months ago

funciona muy bien en LMDE 5. (works great on LMDE 5.)

Pacoramix 4 months ago

Gran aporte a la comunidad, pero las actualizaciones tardan en llegar comparándolo con el desarrollador orinal de la aplicación.

caltrop4 4 months ago

NOT doing FlatPak!!!

JoadsonRocha 5 months ago

Ótimo Programa, nunca encotrei nenhum problema utilizando o telegran.

stefan-franz 5 months ago

Note!: At Mint 20.3 flatpak installation i had to give the rights over Flatseal in Filesystem - All User Data. Then sending from Images videos works. If not, Telegram brings an error.

self-heal 6 months ago

Whereas this package you only need to login after installing it once, the other telegram package telegram-desktop requires you to login everytime it starts up. You can use this telegram to login to the other or use this one and tolerate the 'obsolete telegram' message.

tzell 6 months ago

Hands down the best messanging chat application out there. A bit of a shame you have to register using a phonenumber though.

guigude 6 months ago

Funciona normalmente, envio de fotos, videos e etc. Só não dou 5 estrelas pois o ponteiro do mouse muda dentro do programa kkkkk

Azgl1800 8 months ago

vs 2.x locks up when trying to save an Image, vs 4.0.2 is also locking up, it is now totally useless to me. it works for text messages, but not for sending and downloading images

ChazNabin 9 months ago

As of today, the version 2.8.1 is partially broken due to being out of date. I had to install Telegram Desktop from the website which is as of now version 3.7.3

Agentl074 10 months ago

Does not open... had to remove. I reported issue, but without getting logs from app itself, the issue was not resolved. Warning: this app may be compromised... If this app does not open, remove app via software manager, or if it is not removed, use synaptic -- mark for complete removal.

cassepipe 1 year ago

First time it has happened to me but when I install it through the Software Installer nothing happens when I launch it afterwards.

superman 1 year ago

BEST !! keep updating version please

n0body_special 1 year ago

One of the best messengers there is, and, unlike crap like whatsapp, the developers respect the linux community and maintain a linux desktop version. Like others wrote, go to for a more recent version. The app you will get will be a portable version, just uncompress, double click, scan the QR and you're done.

TIMHOTEP 1 year ago

Newer version 3.4.3 available

MagnusVesper 1 year ago

Can't send files due to this being a flatpak. Just download it from (don't use the Flatpak or Snap button either, use the normal download button)

cwindrose 1 year ago

Malware - do not install. Though installed and supposedly removed through the Software Manager, Telegram is littered throughout the file system. Won't uninstall or allow itself to be removed, meaning the 'delete' option is grayed out. No other sw or hw issues existed on this laptop prior to the installaion of Telegram. To get rid of Telegram, it appears only reinstalling the operating system will work.

Bruno 1 year ago

Version displayed in software manager is lower than what gets installed. At the time of this comment v3.2.5 is shown. v3.3 is what was installed, which is the current version directly from telegram.