How to Install Telegram on Manjaro

This tutorial will show you how to install Telegram on Manjaro Linux. Telegram is a free program for text and video calls, as well as group chat, file sharing, and more features. The Telegram application on Manjaro will also synchronize with your other devices logged into Telegram, such as your phone.

Installing Telegram via Command Line

Telegram can be installed with pacman:

$ sudo pacman -S telegram-desktop

In case you decide to uninstall it, use the next command:

$ sudo pacman -R telegram-desktop

Installing Telegram via GUI method

Step 1. Open the Menu and select Add/Remove Software.

Opening Manjaro software center from the Menu

Step 2. Search for Telegram, then click on Install. An Authentication prompt will appear. Enter credentials to start the installation process.

Installing Telegram from Manjaro software center

Step 3. Finally, click on ‘launch’ to start up Telegram.

Starting Telegram after the installation is done

And that is all. To start using Telegram, all you need to do is scan the QR shown on screen with your phone, or simply use your phone number to log in.

Log into Telegram account via QR or phone number

Installing Telegram via Snap

If you prefer to use Snap package manager for installation of Telegram:

Step 1. First, we need to install snapd

$ sudo pacman -S snapd

Step 2. Next, we enable the required socket.

$ sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket

Step 3. Now, we create a symlink to enable snap support.

$ sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

Step 4. Finally, we can install Telegram:

$ sudo snap install telegram-desktop

If you decide to uninstall it, use the next command:

$ sudo snap remove telegram-desktop

Installing Telegram via Flatpak

Another option is to use Flatpak to install Telegram:

Step 1. Firstly, we need to install flatpak.

$ sudo pacman -S flatpak

Step 2. Now, we proceed to install Telegram.

$ flatpak install flathub org.telegram.desktop

Step 3. If you want to run Telegram from the terminal, execute the following command.

$ flatpak run org.telegram.desktop

Type in the command below if you want to uninstall Telegram:

$ sudo flatpak uninstall org.telegram.desktop

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