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Install latest/stable of telega

Ubuntu 16.04 or later?

Make sure snap support is enabled in your Desktop store.

Install using the command line

sudo snap install telega

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Full featured unofficial client for Telegram in GNU Emacs.

telega.el is full featured unofficial client for Telegram platform for GNU Emacs.


  • Listing chats, reordering chats according to internal Telegram order
  • Getting info about users, groups and supergroups
  • Joining chats by invitation link M-x telega-chat-join-by-link RET
  • Fetching chat history, sending messages, replies, edits, deleting
  • Creating new groups, upgrading basicgroup to supergroup
  • Forwarding messages
  • D-Bus notifications on incoming messages in chats with enabled notifications
  • VoIP calls, including D-Bus call notification
  • Downloading files from the cloud
  • Uploading files/media (also pasting images from clipboard) to the cloud
  • Display chat actions, such as "@user is typing..."
  • Display/Update chat's draft message
  • Company backends for emoji (:<emoji> syntax), usernames, hashtags, bot commands completions
  • Secret chats
  • Online global searching chats/contacts/messages
  • Avatars, Photos, Stickers
  • Animated GIF, via ffplay
  • Special messages such as location/live location, voice/video messages, contacts, etc (PARTLY)
  • Poll messages, Poll creation
  • Handling local links, such as "tg:" or "" (PARTLY)
  • ReplyMarkup (inline keyboard buttons) in the messages (PARTLY)
  • InstantView for web pages
  • Blocking/Unblocking users, listing blocked users
  • Inline bots requests, via "@bot query"

After installing:

  • Create an alias for telega-server

sudo snap alias telega.telega-server telega-server

  • Add to your emacs configuration
`(add-to-list 'load-path "/snap/telega/current/share/emacs/site-lisp/telega/")
 (require 'telega)`

Details for telega

  • GPL-3.0+

Last updated
  • 11 July 2022


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