Telegram desktop seems to be a standalone app. I downloaded the 64bit Linux tgz and unzipped it in my downloads folder. Running the telegram binary launches the app instead of installing it. An icon for the app also appears in the notifications panel when it's running.
So my questions are...
Is it safe to run telegam from the home folder, or is there a preffered place for it?
How can I get it to permanently appear in the docker and/or application launcher?
I tried to get it to launch at boot by adding the binary's path to the startup apps, but it doesn't seem to work. That is, the icon doesn't appear in the notifications bar. Any advice?