I would install Telegram snap on Ubuntu 16.04.2 and tried with sudo snap install telegram-sergiusens but the result was:

error: cannot install "telegram-sergiusens": Get
       dial tcp: lookup search.apps.ubuntu.com on [::1]:53: read udp [::1]:55238->[::1]:53: read:

Where am I wrong?

  • Weird error. Is snapd up-to-date? What does snap --version say?
    – kyrofa
    Jun 5, 2017 at 23:21
  • @Kyle Thank you! snap 2.25 snapd 2.25 series 16 ubuntu 16.04 kernel 4.8.0-53-generic
    – user697143
    Jun 6, 2017 at 8:49

1 Answer 1


Use snap find | grep telegram to search for the Telegram package.

As of the time of writing sudo snap install telegram-desktop will install Telegram.

You may have to reboot in order for it to show up in the application list, however.

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