How to Install Cutegram Messenger in Ubuntu – A Alternative To Telegram App

In this article, we are going to learn How to install Cutegram Messenger (alternative to telegram app) in Ubuntu. Cutegram is an open-source messenger application and an alternative to a telegram app developed by the Aseman team. This application is completely secure and certified by the popular software platform Softpedia. You can get the source code of Cutegram Messenger (alternative to the telegram app) from Github. It is completely free as it is released under the GNU GPLv3 license.

Now let’s have a look at featured of Cutegram Messenger :

  • It’s an cross platform application available for major operating systems i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS.
  • Cutegram Messenger (alternative to telegram app) can be used to share images, videos and documents.
  • This application allows to install different official themes, change color, font…etc…
  • You can use Cutegram Messenger (alternative to telegram app) on proxy based environment by configure the proxy settings.
  • Express you emotions by sending emojis.
  • Play’s sound on receiving notifications, ,messages.
How to Install Cutegram Messenger in Ubuntu – A Alternative To Telegram App

How to Install Cutegram Messenger in Ubuntu – A Alternative To Telegram App

Follow the below steps to install Cutegram Messenger in Ubuntu – A alternative to telegram app:

Before starting the installation of Cutegram Messenger (alternative to telegram app) let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu using the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ 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 & repositories now we have to download the installation package from its official website. So use the below command to download the same.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ 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 (alternative to telegram app) package. Refer the output below.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ 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 have downloaded the package without execute permission and without execute permission we cannot install it. So use the below command to assign execute permission.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ chmod +x cutegram-2.7.1-linux-x64-installer.run   # Assign Execute permission

Now the Cutegram Messenger (alternative to telegram app) installation package has executed permission refer to the output below.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ 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 are ready to install the package. So let’s go ahead and install the same using the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ sudo ./cutegram-2.7.1-linux-x64-installer.run   # Install the Package

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

  • Then accept the License Agreement of Cutegram Messenger (alternative to telegram app) then click on Forward.
  • Set the installation directory for the supporting file of Cutegram Messenger. Here I am going with the default path hence click on Forward.
  • Now Cutegram Messenger (alternative to telegram app) is ready for installation. So click on the Forward button.
  • The installation has been completed.

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

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:/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 are ready to open the application. for that, we have to go into the installation path of the application. Refer to the below command.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:~$ cd /opt/Aseman/cutegram-2.7.1/cutegram

Use the below command to open the Cutegram Messenger (alternative to telegram app) application. You have to select your country from the list and enter your mobile number to signup.

itsmarttricks@ubuntu:/opt/Aseman/cutegram-2.7.1/cutegram$ ./cutegram   # Open the Application

Also Read – How to install Telegram Messenger App in Ubuntu.

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to Install Cutegram Messenger in Ubuntu – A Alternative To Telegram App. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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