Install Telegram on Linux ARM Device
Telegram is a free and open source, cross-platform, cloud-based instant messaging software. This service also provides end-to-end encrypted video calling, VoIP, file sharing and several other features.
To run: Menu -> Internet -> Telegram Desktop
To run from terminal: flatpak run org.telegram.desktop
Fortunately, Telegram is very easy to install on your Linux ARM Device in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Linux ARM Device.
- Use Pi-Apps to install Telegram.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest LTS of Ubuntu or Debian from your hardware manufacturer.
Telegram will only run on an Ubuntu/Debian ARM64 OS. Pi-Apps will not let you install Telegram on an Ubuntu/Debian ARM32 OS.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Linux ARM Device with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Telegram.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Internet category, which leads to the Communication category.
Now scroll down to find Telegram in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Telegram for you!