Telegram Desktop messaging app
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Telegram Desktop – Official Messenger

This is the complete source code and the build instructions for the alpha version of the official desktop client for the Telegram messenger, based on the Telegram API and the MTProto secure protocol.

GitHub version Build Status

The source code is published under GPLv3 with OpenSSL exception, the license is available here.

Supported systems

  • Windows XP - Windows 10 (not RT)
  • Mac OS X 10.8 - Mac OS X 10.11
  • Mac OS X 10.6 - Mac OS X 10.7 (separate build)
  • Ubuntu 12.04 - Ubuntu 16.04
  • Fedora 22 - Fedora 24


Build instructions

Projects in Telegram solution

  • Telegram

    Telegram Desktop messenger

  • Updater

    A little app, that is launched by Telegram when update is ready, replaces all files and launches it back.

  • Packer

    Compiles given files to single update file, compresses it with lzma and signs with a private key. It is not built in Debug and Release configurations of Telegram solution, because private key is inaccessible.

  • MetaEmoji

    Creates four sprites and text2emoji replace code

    • SourceFiles/art/emoji.png
    • SourceFiles/art/emoji_125x.png
    • SourceFiles/art/emoji_150x.png
    • SourceFiles/art/emoji_200x.png
    • SourceFiles/art/emoji_250x.png
    • SourceFiles/ui/emoji_config.cpp
  • codegen_style

  • codegen_numbers

    Helper code generating console utilities.

  • MetaLang

    Creates from languagepack file Resources/lang.strings language constants code and language file parse code:

    • GeneratedFiles/lang.h
    • GeneratedFiles/lang.cpp