3 Ways to install Telegram app on Fedora Linux

Here we are using Fedora Linux to install the Telegram application, however, the steps will be the same for older versions of it as well such as Fedora 40/39,38,37,36,33, 32, 31, 30, 29…

Telegram is a popular chatting application that uses the internet to send messages and share media files. It comes with lots of features and better security options than WhatsApp. Hence if you already have the Telegram app on your smartphone and want to access your chats and media files directly on Desktop; then we can install the Telegram Desktop application on Linux, Windows, and macOS easily.

We already have done a couple of articles around this subject, hence if you are a Debian-based system user such as Ubuntu, then follow this link: How to install Telegram Desktop App on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Whereas for Fedora users, the below-given steps will work perfectly fine.

Telegram Installation on Fedora Linux

#Ist Method using Tarball file

Run system update

User the DNF package manager and run the system update command to make sure all the packages are up to date including repo cache.

sudo dnf update

Download the Telegram Tar file

Go to the official download page of Telegram and get the Tar file meant to install this chatting application on Fedora and other Linux. Alternatively, you can also use this link to directly download Telegram for Linux.

Extract & Install Telegram on Fedora 34

Now, extract the content of the downloaded Telegram Tar file and save it somewhere safe such as under /opt directory.

cd Downloads
tar -xvf tsetup.3.0.1.tar.xz
sudo mv Telegram/ /opt

Now, to run the application:


After this, you will have a Telegram shortcut in the Application Launcher.

Install Telegram on Fedora 34

Optional – To Remove or uninstall

sudo rm -r /opt/Telegram/

#2nd Method using Snap

Setup Snap-on Fedora

Fedora doesn’t come with Snap by default hence first we need to install the same on our system. Then we can install Telegram via the Snapcraft repository

sudo dnf install snapd
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

Install the Telegram Desktop Messenger App

Once we have Snap, next we just need to run a single command to set up Telegram on all active versions of Fedora including the 34.

sudo snap install telegram-desktop

#3rd Method using FlatPak

Well, those who don’t want to use any of the above-given methods can go for “Flatpak” just like Snap it is also very simple to use. Follow the below-given steps.

Open Telegram Flatpak – Linux

Open the browser in your Fedora 34 and visit this link-https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.telegram.desktop
Click on the Install button.
Select Open with “Software Install (default)”.
Hit the OK button.

Software Center Desktop Messenger Flatpak

Wait for a few seconds, after that again click on the “Install” button. That’s it. You will have your Telegram Desktop Messenger on your Fedora 34.

Telegram Desktop Messanger via FlatPak for Fedora 34

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