How To Install & Run Telegram On PC (Windows & MAC)

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Larious is the Executive Editor of LowkeyTech. He is a tech enthusiast and a content writer. 





Last Updated on October 1, 2020 by Larious

WhatsApp is right now the most popular instant messaging app for Android & iOS. You won’t believe it, but WhatsApp currently boasts 1.6 billion active users. However, despite its popularity, it lacks on the privacy front.

Although WhatsApp recently introduced a new privacy feature – fingerprint lock to protect chats, yet it wasn’t convincing enough to stop looking at privacy rich messaging app.

When it comes to privacy, Telegram seems to be the only best choice. Compared to other instant messaging apps, Telegram offers more privacy features such as passcode lock, self-destructing messages, etc. Apart from that, Telegram has every feature that you find on WhatsApp.

Install & Run Telegram On PC – Windows & MAC

Due to its unique offerings, users are looking for ways to run Telegram on PC. Therefore, in this article, we are going to share a working method to run the Telegram messenger on Windows and Mac.

Features of Telegram:

Well, if you are new to this app, then we recommend you to check out the features first. The features will give you a clear idea about what the app does.

  • This is by far the fastest instant messaging app available for iOS & Android.
  • The instant messaging app got the ability to sync your data across all connected devices.
  • Telegram allows you to send media files without any limits on their type and size.
  • Everything on Telegram is encrypted using a combination of 256-bit symmetric AES encryption.
  • The instant messaging app lets you create group chats for up to 200,000 members.
  • It has a secret chat option where messages can be programmed to self-destruct automatically.

These are some of the exciting features of Telegram, not all. You can explore more features while using the app.

Run Telegram on Windows 10:

Well, Telegram has a standalone app for Windows 10. That means you don’t need to use any Android emulator to emulate the mobile app. You can directly install the Telegram client on your PC to enjoy all its messaging features on a big screen. Here’s what you need to do.

  • First of all, visit this link from your web browser.

How To Install Run Telegram On PC Windows

  • Now click on the ‘Get Telegram for Windows’ button.

Click on 'Get Telegram for Windows'Click on 'Get Telegram for Windows'

  • Once downloaded, install the app on your PC.

Install the Telegram appInstall the Telegram app

  • Once installed, open the app, and you will see a screen like below. Click on the ‘Start Messaging’ button.

Click on the 'Start Messaging' buttonClick on the 'Start Messaging' button

  • Now you will be asked to verify the phone number. Simply, enter the phone number and click on the ‘Next’ button.

Verify the phone numberVerify the phone number

  • Verify the code, and you will be able to use Telegram on Windows 10.

Telegram on PCTelegram on PC

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can install & run Telegram on Windows 10 computer.

Run Telegram on macOS:

Telegram also has a desktop client for macOS. So, if you are using a Mac computer, then you need to use the Telegram for macOS client. Follow some of the simple steps given below.

  • First of all, open this link and click on ‘Get telegram for macOS’

Click on 'Get telegram for macOS'Click on 'Get telegram for macOS'

  • Once downloaded, click on the .dmg file.

Click on the .dmg fileClick on the .dmg file

  • Now you need to drag and drop the Telegram application to the ‘Applications’ folder.

Drag and drop the Telegram application to the 'Applications' folderDrag and drop the Telegram application to the 'Applications' folder

  • The Telegram app will be added to the Mac. Open it, and verify your phone number.

Verify your phone numberVerify your phone number

  • You will get the code on your phone. Simply enter the code on the desktop client and click on ‘Next’

Enter the code on the desktop client and click on 'Next'Enter the code on the desktop client and click on 'Next'


  • Now you will be able to use Telegram on MacOS.

Use Telegram on MacOSUse Telegram on MacOS

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can install & run Telegram on macOS.


So, this is how you can install & run Telegram on Windows & macOS. The desktop client of Telegram will let you exchange text messages from your PC. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.


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