Install Telegram the Old School Way Head over to the official Telegram website and download the tar archive. Once it’s done, open up a terminal and navigate to the download directory. Then extract the tar archive.
tar xvf tsetup*.tar.xz There’ll be a new directory named Telegram and there are two executable files in it: Telegram and Updater. You can navigate to the Telegram, execute the Telegram file and using Telegram Messenger right away.
./Telegram Instead of using Telegram this way, we can move the executable files into /opt.
sudo mv Telegram/ /opt/ Then create a symbolic link
sudo ln -sf /opt/Telegram/Telegram /usr/bin/telegram File and directory names in Linux are case sensitive.
Now you can launch Telegram by typing telegram in the terminal.