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Telegram Unity WebApp Integrates Telegram With Ubuntu's Messaging Menu, Unity Launcher

Telegram is a free messaging app that focuses on speed and security. There are official Telegram applications available for iOS and Android as well as various unofficial clients for Windows, Mac OS X and Windows Phone.

On Linux, Telegram is available as a Chrome App, browser app as well as a command line client and now, thanks to Costales' work, you can now also use a Telegram webapp in Ubuntu.

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The Telegram Ubuntu webapp uses Webogram (an unofficial Telegram Web App) under the hood and features Unity Dash integration so you can launch Telegram from Dash and also, you get Unity Launcher / Messaging menu conversations unread count.

Unity WebApps Available In The Ubuntu 12.10 Official Repositories

The Unity WebApps feature has been available in Ubuntu 12.10 for some time, but besides the Amazon and Ubuntu One Music Store webapps which are installed by default, no other webapps were available for installation.

Today, the webapps that were available in the preview PPA are available in the official Ubuntu 12.10 repositories, but as separate packages so you can install only the webapps you want and use.

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Install The New Ubuntu WebApps Technology In Ubuntu 12.04 Or 12.10

Ubuntu WebApps is a new feature that will be integrated with Ubuntu by default, starting with Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal. This new technology allows websites such as Gmail, Grooveshark, Last.fm, Facebook, Google Docs and many others to be tightly integrated with the desktop (Unity): they will support HUD, you'll receive desktop notifications, quicklists, ALT-TAB support and they will integrate with the messaging menu: