How to install Cutegram Messenger in Ubuntu 19.04 – an alternative to the Telegram app

This article tells you how to install Cutegram Messenger (alternative to the telegram app) in Ubuntu 19.04. Cutegram is an open source messenger application and an alternative to the telegram app developed by the Aseman team. This application is completely secure and certified by the popular software platform Softpedia. The source code of Cutegram Messenger (alternative to the telegram app) can be obtained from Github. It is completely free as it is released under the GNU GPLv3 license.

Now let’s take a look at the functions of Cutegram Messenger:

  • It is a cross-platform application that is available for the most important operating systems, e.g. B. Linux, Microsoft Windows and MacOS.
  • Cutegram Messenger (alternative to the Telegram app) can be used to share pictures, videos and documents.
  • This application allows to install various official themes, change color, font, etc.
  • You can use Cutegram Messenger (alternative to the Telegram app) in a proxy-based environment by configuring the proxy settings.
  • Express your feelings by sending emojis.
  • The sound of playback when receiving notifications and messages.

How to install Cutegram Messenger in Ubuntu 19.04 – an alternative to the Telegram app

Follow the steps below to install Cutegram Messenger in Ubuntu 19.04 – an alternative to the Telegram app:

Before you start installing Cutegram Messenger (alternative to the Telegram app), update the packages and repositories from Ubuntu 19.04 with the following command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update   # Update Packages & Repositories
Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/umang/indicator-stickynotes/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                                         
Hit:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease                                                                                          
Hit:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease
Hit:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease
Reading package lists... Done

After updating the packages and repositories, we need to download the installation package from the official website. So use the following command to download the same.

[email protected]:~$ wget http://aseman.co/downloads/cutegram/2/cutegram-2.7.1-linux-x64-installer.run
--2018-04-01 06:21:01--  http://aseman.co/downloads/cutegram/2/cutegram-2.7.1-linux-x64-installer.run
Resolving aseman.co (aseman.co)... 176.9.164.179
Connecting to aseman.co (aseman.co)|176.9.164.179|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 50247738 (48M)
Saving to: ‘cutegram-2.7.1-linux-x64-installer.run’

cutegram-2.7.1-linux-x64-installer.run     100%[=====================================================================================>]  47.92M   617KB/s    in 82s     

2018-04-01 06:22:23 (600 KB/s) - ‘cutegram-2.7.1-linux-x64-installer.run’ saved [50247738/50247738]

As you can see below, I have already downloaded the Cutegram Messenger package (alternative to the telegram app). See the edition below.

[email protected]:~$ ls -l cutegram-2.7.1-linux-x64-installer.run   # Downloaded Package
-rw-rw-r-- 1 itsmarttricks itsmarttricks 50247738 Jan 11  2016 cutegram-2.7.1-linux-x64-installer.run

As you can see below, we downloaded the package without permission to run and cannot install it without permission to run. Therefore, use the following command to assign execute permission.

[email protected]:~$ chmod +x cutegram-2.7.1-linux-x64-installer.run   # Assign Execute permission

The Cutegram Messenger installation package (alternative to the telegram app) now has execution authorization (see issue below).

[email protected]:~$ ls -l cutegram-2.7.1-linux-x64-installer.run 
-rwxrwxr-x 1 itsmarttricks itsmarttricks 50247738 Jan 11  2016 cutegram-2.7.1-linux-x64-installer.run

Now we can install the package. So let’s go ahead and install the same with the following command.

[email protected]ubuntu:~$ sudo ./cutegram-2.7.1-linux-x64-installer.run   # Install the Package

After running the command above, just click Forward to continue the installation.

  • Then accept the Cutegram Messenger license agreement (alternative to the Telegram app) and click Forward.
  • Set the installation directory for the Cutegram Messenger supporting file. Here I go with the standard path so click on Forward.
  • Now Cutegram Messenger (alternative to the telegram app) is ready for installation. So click on Forward Button.
  • The installation has been completed.

Now we need to install a dependency package for the Cutegram Messenger package (alternative to the telegram app) to run the application properly. It is imperative. So use the following command to install the same.

[email protected]:/opt/Aseman/cutegram-2.7.1/cutegram$ sudo apt-get install libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libgstreamer0.10-0
Suggested packages:
  libvisual-0.4-plugins gstreamer0.10-tools gstreamer0.10-plugins-base
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0 libgstreamer0.10-0
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 255 not upgraded.
Need to get 1,160 kB of archives.
After this operation, 4,761 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation

Now we can open the application. To do this, we have to go to the installation path of the application. See the following command.

[email protected]:~$ cd /opt/Aseman/cutegram-2.7.1/cutegram

Use the following command to open the Cutegram Messenger application (alternative to the telegram app). You need to select your country from the list and enter your cell phone number to register.

[email protected]:/opt/Aseman/cutegram-2.7.1/cutegram$ ./cutegram   # Open the Application

Read also – How to install the Telegram Messenger app in Ubuntu 19.04

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