How to Update Telegram on Linux

Author: Iqbal | Guide: Telegram |

Telegram is a cross-platform system that is known for its utmost privacy and security feature. Telegram can also be used on Linux which is an open-source operating system. Have you already installed telegram on Linux but are still confused on how you should update it? Usually, when we want to update any app, we update it from the google play store or from somewhere within the app itself. Here, we have listed a step-to-step guide

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Steps to update telegram on Linux

Step 1- Search telegram on your browser and open the official website: Pick your preferred browser. Search telegram on the search bar or any search engine of your choice. The first site that you will see will be of telegram’s official website. Tap on telegram desktop to directly find the link to install the latest version of the app.

Update Telegram on Linux Step 1

Step 2- Tap on "get telegram for Linux": When the official site loads, you will see telegram desktop on your screen. The default button that appears is the one that lets you download telegram for Windows x64.

  • Scroll down a bit and you will see 2 links below this button.
  • Click on the second one that says “Show all platforms.”
  • After that, you will see four options of different platforms displayed on the screen.
  • Click on “Get Telegram for Linux x64.”
  • When you click on that, a setup file will be downloaded.
  • This will be the latest version of the app.

Update Telegram on Linux Step 2

Step 3- Open the downloaded file & extract it: You will see the file getting downloaded at the bottom of your browser screen. It will take some time to download.

  • Wait for it to download the file completely.
  • Tap on downloads to see the location of the file.
  • Select the file and right-click on it.
  • A list of options will appear. Towards the bottom, you will see an option of “Extract Here.”
  • Click on it. Then, you will see a pop-up that will read and then extract your file.

Update Telegram on Linux Step 3

Step 4- Tap on telegram & the older version will be replaced by a newer one: After the file has been extracted, right-click on the telegram file. There will be an option to "open it." The older version of the app will be replaced by the current version in this manner.

Update Telegram on Linux Step 4

Thus, simply by following the above-mentioned steps, you can update telegram on Linux.


  1. You don’t need to go to any external sites or try to find the update within the app. All you have to do is wait for the downloads and extractions to load. You also only have to visit the official site for this.

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