We all know which messaging app is the most used in the world. To refresh your memory, this is WhatsApp, an application that not too long ago was acquired by Facebook. WhatsApp is the most used app because it came at the right time, but there are other apps that are much better at just about everything. Telegram it’s one of them and of course it has version compatible with Ubuntu and virtually any operating system.
Telegram allows us to send any type of file, create chats secrets with self-destruction and almost everything we can ask of a messaging app, except calls at the time of writing this article. Also, since the first time I used it and in any of its versions, Telegram has always run faster and smoother than many other applications. In addition, it has other properties that we like the most geeks.
Why use Telegram?
In addition to all the above, there are more reasons, such as:
- is from open source.
- is for sure.
- It is and always will be for free i without advertising.
If you have already decided and want to use Telegram on your computer with Ubuntu, here are the 5 promised possibilities.
Five Ways to Use Telegram in Ubuntu
It sounds the same as the web version of WhatsApp, but it’s totally different. Like the rest of Telegram’s applications, its web version is a completely independent instance of our phone, so we can chat from the browser without having to link anything to our mobile. This is comfort.
Web page: web.telegram.org
If you’re a Chrome or version user open source Chromium, there is one application for your browser which will allow you to access and chat in Telegram. Once we open it, we can separate the window and have it as any application, more or less like Google Hangouts. We don’t even have to open the main browser to use the Chrome app.
install: Telegram for Chrome
If you are a Firefox user, so are you an extension available. The difference is that we can not use it as an application like Chrome, but it will be good at hand and a little more comfortable than the web version.
install: Telegram Firefox
If you use Pidgin, you don’t need to look for any alternative. You just have to install the connector by Telegram and add your account to it. To do this, we will do the following.
- We add the webupd8 repository:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
- We update the sources:
sudo apt-get update
- And we installed the plugin:
sudo apt-get install telegram-purple
Once we have installed it, all we have to do is log in by adding our account from the Pidgin settings Accounts / Manage Accounts.
And, of course, we also have the official application for Linux. To do this just go to desktop.telegram.org, Download the application and run the Telegram file, which will install it and put it in the appropriate place, depending on the distribution to which we install it.
Which of the above 5 options is your favorite? Or do you have a more interesting one? Feel free to comment leaving your opinion.