Telegram is another chat app just like Whatsapp but with a little more capabilities and facilities, for example, you can free download Telegram for PC natively on Windows, MacOS and Linux, apart from Telegram app for Android and iOS. Furthermore, it is also available in the form of web messaging, which means you can use Telegram for web browser without installing any third-party clients or software.
Installing Telegram for Windows PC or any other computer running on a different OS environment is as easy as installing Telegram app on Android or iPhone/iOS devices. You just need to go to the official Telegram website and download it for your PC.
If you are using a Windows PC, the downloaded Telegram app will work for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 without any problem.
As we know, the Telegram app is a cloud-based messaging system, which means all your chats, messages, and contacts will be backed up to the Telegram server and synced across all your devices. It means that whether you are on the Telegram desktop PC client or on a smartphone, you will receive the same message and media.
In this tutorial, we have told you how to download Telegram messenger app for desktop PC and use it on your computer system.
Steps to download and install the Telegram app on a computer
This step by step guide to download and install Telegram for PC without any Android emulator or third party software like we do for WhatsApp.
- Choose the version of Telegram Desktop for your computer.
- Now download the Telegram app for PC/MacOS, for example, here we are using Windows.
- Install the downloaded Telegram app.
- After installation, run it.
- Click Start Messaging.
- Enter your registered Telegram phone number.
- Write the received OTP code.
- The Telegram app will install successfully on your desktop PC.
Step-by-step tutorial guide with a screenshot to install Telegram app for PC on Windows/MacOS
Step 1: Go to the official website of Telegram to download the desktop version depending on the operating system. Here we are downloading Telegram for Windows.
Download Telegram for PC
You can also download the Telegram Windows Portable app that you can save to your flash drive or external storage; just plug that pen drive into any Windows desktop PC and start using Telegram messaging app without installing it.
Step 2: After downloading the Telegram app, install it. The first window you will receive is the language selection.
The Telegram app is available in 6 Detuch languages, English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Portuguese.
Step 3: Select the folder name for installation, by default it is Telegram Desktop but you can change it if you want.Similarly select the Destination folder to install Telegram desktop app, by default it is in your C drive but change to any other. Click onNEXT.
Step 4: Check the box for Additional Shortcut to create a shortcut to the Telegram app on your desktop. Click on NEXT.
Step 5: Run the installed Telegram app and click the button START MESSAGING.
Step 6: Select your country and enter your phone number and click the button NEXT.
Note: Before registering the Telegram app for PC; make sure you have already registered it on a smartphone (Android or iOS).
Step 7: After giving your registered number to the Telegram desktop app, a code will be sent to your phone via SMS. Enter that code in the “Your code” field and click NEXT.
Step 8: You will get a beautiful Desktop Telegram messaging app screen from where you can send messages directly to your contacts.
The procedure to install the Telegram app for PC is also the same for MacOS, but you need to download the Telegram setup according to your operating system. You see, it’s all pretty easy, still if you run into any issues let us know in the comment box is all yours.