Skip to main content

How to install Telegram (WhatsApp alternative) in Android, Ubuntu, Windows, iOS and OS X

Telegram is one of the fastest growing cross-platform, open-source messaging service. It currently has over 35 million users all over the world. While the company behind Telegram only provides official apps for Android and iOS, their willingness to provide APIs has allowed third-party developers to create apps for other operating systems and platforms like Chrome web app, Linux, Windows Phone, OS X, Windows,etc.

Besides the basic text messaging features, you can send pictures, files of any type (doc, zip, mp3, etc) to people who are in your phone contacts and have Telegram. You can also create groups for upto 200 people.

Unlike WhatsApp, Telegram is cloud-based and heavily encrypted. As a rersult, you can access your messages from several devices and share an unlimited number of photos, videos and other files of any types. Telegram is also faster and way more secure. On top of that, it is free (no ads, no subscription after one year of usage).

Telegram also has a new secret chat feature in which all messages use end-to-end encryption. This means only you and the recipient can read those messages - nobody can decipher or intercept them. You can also set your messages to self-destruct at a set amount of time after they have been read by the recipient. The messages will then disappear from both your and your friend's devices.

Telegram doesnot support calls and video calls at the moment.

Go try out this promising messaging application in your different devices and let me know what you think about Telegram.

Telegram for Android

Download from Google Play

Telegram for Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04

First copy and paste command below in the terminal.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:costales/unity-webapps-telegram

Then paste following command and press enter.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unity-webapps-telegram

Telegram for iOS

Download from App Store

Telegram for Mac OS X

Direct Download Link

Telegram for Windows

Direct Download Link

Telegram for Chrome

Download from Web Store

Telegram for Windows Phone

Download from windows Phone Store

Stay High on Tech. Peace!!!


Popular posts from this blog

Gnome Extensions I Use To Enhance My Desktop Usage

I am currently running Fedora 22 with Gnome 3.16 . One of the best features of GNOME are shell extensions. These extensions bring all sorts of handy features to GNOME. Installing and using GNOME extensions couldn't be any simpler. Simply browse over and look for the extension that appeals to you. Click the switch from Off to On, and immediately you're prompted to install it. That's it.

Here are the extensions that I use to personalize my Fedora 22 experience and maximize my performance. Hopefully they can make you enjoy your Gnome Desktop experience.

1. Activities Configurator

It can be used to configure the activities button and Top panel appearance.

2. Alternate Tab

GNOME Shell’s default Alt-Tab behavior groups windows into a single application icon and shows applications from all workspaces. This extension substitutes Alt-Tab with a window based switcher that does not group by applicati…

Dukto : An Open-source, cross-platform LAN file transfer tool

Dukto is an open source, multi-platform, easy to use  file transfer tool designed for LAN use. I have been using it for over an year now to transfer files from my Laptop (running various Linux distros) to my phone and other windows PCs. It's user interface is inspired from the Metro style UI developed by Microsoft and it is consistent across all supported platforms.

(Dukto in Fedora 22)

(Dukto in Android 4.4.4)

Dukto is developed by Emanuele Colombo, a software developer and engineer. Dukto automatically displays all the devices in your local area network running Dukto and you can select the devices and start transferring files. You can even send a folder to another device.

(File Transfer between my Laptop and my Phone)

You can also transfer text snippets like links and notes easily from one device to another.

You can change the default folder to save received files from the settings. You can also change theme color and device name from settings.

Dukto is available for various Linux…

Meet elementary OS Freya : A fast, lightweight and beautiful replacement for OS X and Windows

My favorite Linux distribution - elementary OS has released a new stable version named elementary OS Freya. After being under development for a 1 year and a half, its finally here and it’s now even more polished, clean, beautiful with great new features and three new default apps.

elementary OS is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and the latest release Freya is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Being based on Ubuntu doesn't mean that elementary OS is just a skinned version of Ubuntu. It features it's own shell named Pantheon Shell and comes with its own set of custom apps and many unique features. One of ther perks of being based on Ubuntu is that elementary OS users can benefit from the large number of repositories and apps available on Ubuntu platform.
According to elementary OS team, their previous release named elementary Luna (released on August 2013) was downloaded more than 3 million times and the interesting fact is that, 60% of those downloads were from non- free OSes. …