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From Wikipedia:Telegram is a cloud-based instant messaging service. Telegram clients exist for both mobile (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Ubuntu Touch) and desktop systems (Windows, OS X, Linux). Users can send messages and exchange photos, videos, stickers and files of any type. Telegram also provides optional end-to-end-encrypted messaging, which has been criticized by security experts because of its custom nature.


You can use following methods in order to use telegram in Arch:

Using available messaging software and adding capability of connecting to telegram to them

Using GUI and desktop applications for Telegram

Available applications in order to use Telegram in graphical environment are divided into two categories:

  1. The official app from Telegram.
  2. Non-formal programs that are provided by others.

To install applications provided by Telegram, one can use the following packages:

Unofficial other programs are as follows:

  • Package cutegram exists in the Arch official repositories and many other Linux distributions and BSDs. This package has been created by Iranian programmers from aseman. The package is based on Qt and has different capabilities from pure Telegram. But it's recommended to use official Telegram package in order to be able to get most latest features Telegram provides.

Telegram applications for the command line and CLI environment

  • telegram-cliAUR provides command-line interface to connect and use Telegram. For more information about the program, visit program page on Github.
  • nctelegramAUR is a command-line interface for telegrams based on Ncurses. It needs telegram-cliAUR to run. For more information about the program, visit program page on Github.

Using the Web-based version of Telegram

  • To use the web version of telegram, you can use your favorite internet browser for openning webogram page, and after you have confirmed your account, you can use telegram.
  • franzAUR is a web-based application that can be used for web-based interface of various instant messenger software such as Telegram, WhatsApp, Facebook, and more.
  • Using the telegram-desktop plug-in for Firefox browser, provide the possibility of using the web version of telegram.

Tips and tricks

SigLevel = Never
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Some other related packages for telegram can also be found in this repository.