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Paper Plane

Chat over Telegram on a modern and elegant client Source


Paper Plane is an alternative Telegram client. It uses libadwaita for its user interface and strives to meet the design principles of the GNOME desktop.

Paper Plane is still under development and not yet feature-complete. However, the following things are already working:

  • The use of multiple accounts at the same time.
  • Viewing text messages, images, stickers and files.
  • Sending text messages and images.
  • Replying to messages.
  • Searching for groups and persons.



WIP, in early beta, read the readme's API key section regarding the risks of getting your account banned.

Project links: Links to (pages with) screenshots:


Mobile Fit: 5

Perfect - this app fits your phone screen just fine out of the box and works nicely with touch input!

Project status: early

This project has been in development for a short time only. It should work mostly fine, but expect bugs and an incomplete featureset.


 Every feature of this app can be accessed via touch screen, no mouse or keyboard needed.

 This app is (according to its appstream metadata or description) intended to be compatible with mobile devices.


Is this app packaged for my distribution?

green: current and packaged,
red: packaged, but not current, ratings and other details may not apply.

Packaging status

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By Service: Telegram

By Category: chat

By FreeDesktop-(Additional-)Category: GTK GNOME Network Chat InstantMessaging

Licensing and technical details

License: GPL-3.0-or-later Metadata: CC0-1.0

Frameworks: GTK4 libadwaita

Backend: Telegram

Programming languages: Rust

Build system: meson

AppStream Metadata URL: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/paper-plane-developers/paper-plane/main/data/app.drey.PaperPlane.metainfo.xml.in.in