Telegram Desktop App Download – Sign Up, Login, Create Group, Add Friends, Create User ID

Two brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov, came together to launch Telegram in 2013. They previously founded the giant Russian social network VK, but had to leave the company after it was taken over by Mail.ru Group.

It is true that Whatsapp is very popular and one of the most used social network applications. But there are better reasons why Telegram is far better than WhatsApp and we have listed them below.

Although there are few areas where Whatsapp is better and remains best over Telegram. For example;

Voice & video calls: Unlike Telegram, Whatsapp supports better voice and video calling experience. The video and audio/voice call can be very clear when u have a strong data network and it doesn’t consume data to use the feature. WhatsApp bits Telegram here.

Delivery and Read Notification: this is another area WhatsApp is the king, Whatsapp informs the sender about the delivery and reads the status of the other user in a timely manner. It is a super cool feature.

WhatsApp uses end to end encryption everywhere, whereas Telegram only uses it for the secret chat.

But when it somes to regular updating and fastness, We ive it to Telegram.

Again, this annoying thing WhatsApp does that pictures and videos are automatically saved on your phone device once you open to watch them from the app, Telegram doesn’t do that – instead, you can watch and it is your personal decision to save to gallery.

Lets share other areas where Telegram bits Whatsapp hands-down.

Telegram Vs WhatsApp – Why Telegram is Better than WhatsApp

FeaturesREMARK
Unlimited server storageTelegram provides unlimited storage. Means all your text messages, images media files & documents will be saved on their cloud. You can log out and log in any number of times from any number of devices simultaneously without losing any data, you don’t need to worry about backup & restore. You can view the active sessions and see on which devices are you logged in now. Thereby you can download any file any time anywhere.
Media compressionUsers can choose whether to compress the image and video or send the uncompressed version.
Group member number capacityTelegram allows up to 200,000 members per group, unlike WhatsApp that allows far lesser numbers than that.
Username featureYou can communicate with anyone on telegram even if you don’t have the contact number of others. This ensures the privacy of the user’s contact number.
ChannelsA channel is somewhat similar to groups, which can accommodate an unlimited number of members. The creator of the channel can decide who can post and other members can view the posts. This is one feature WhatsApp doesn’t even have.
Multi-platform supportTelegram is available for Android, ios, windows phone, windows pc, Mac os, Linux os and even through any browser.
Secret chatSecret chat is a kind of end to end encrypted chat in which one can set self-destruct timer. The messages will be automatically deleted when the timer hits. It is possibly not able to hack in any way.
BotsIt is a piece of program which is based on AI and machine learning at a small level. It can perform various tasks. For example, an image bot can fetch images from the name.
There are multiple types of bots. Popular bots are Image bot, sticker bot, gif bot.
Sends any kind of fileUsers can send any kind of file through Telegram. Whatsapp limits video, images & document type files. This is not nice for advanced users.
Multiple sessionsUsers on telegram can log in on multiple devices at the same time and able to receive messages on all devices.
They can remember their sessions on even browsers too. This is a cool feature.
Independent App functionalitiesUnlike WhatsApp, Users can log in on any device Telegram is installed without having to keep the mobile connection on before the desktop app can function.

Where to Download Telegram Desktop App

  1. Visit the Telegram Desktop App download Page

The main page to get the app is https://desktop.telegram.org, Once you are on the page you should see the download button.

Telegram desktop app download image

In some cases where it is not showing the correct version of your Operating System (OS) you have the option to click on ‘Show all platforms‘.

  1. Start Download And Save to your computer

You should see a popup (when you click on the download link) asking you to confirm or change the destination to download and save the Telegram Desktop App you’re about downloading.

  1. Start the Installation

Now you have completed the download, locate the destination folder you saved the download and open and click on the Application.

The installation process;

first, a dialog box pops up to select your langrage, select and click ‘OK’. It is usually English by default.

Where to install the app, of course, you will want it to be on your desktop computer, so click ok to continue, if not select the destination to install the app.

Next, to change the name of the app, well to me not necessary so click on ‘Next” to forge ahead.

Next, whether you want the app to have a short cut on your desktop, click on ‘Next’ or ‘OK’ to continue.

Now click on “Install”

Wait for the installation to finish.

launch telegram pc app

You can leave the ‘Launch Telegram’ box checked and click on ‘Finish’ to open the official installed app while the above dialog closes.

  1. Now get started With Telegram Desktop App

Click on “Start Messaging” to get started with the Telegram Desktop App.

By default, Telegram will detect from your phone number if you are registering for the first time. That is why whether logging in or Creating account it all starts by entering your phone number and select your country. Learn how to sign up New Telegram account here.

Provide the information and click on “Next”.

  1. Get Telegram Code to connect Account Or Open New Account

As said previously, that Telegram will automatically detect (through your phone number) if you already had a Telegram account or not. In this case, we have created an account already so in other to connect to the account with the Telegram Desktop App, Telegram will send a code to those already existing platforms or devices we have installed and using Telegram.

Now you have to login to your Telegram account to get the code sent by Telegram.

Telegram send code image

You can request to receive the code via SMS though, by click on ‘Send code via SMS’ – just below the code form.

On the other hand, if this is a new account Telegram sign up, then you should get the code via SMS on the Phone number you’ve provided.

Now get the code and enter into the box, then click on ‘NEXT’ to continue.

  1. Start Chatting

Now your account opens (for old accounts) or you start the account setups, which includes providing your name, etc.

This is how to create or login to your Telegram Desktop app.

How to Create Telegram User ID

There are few things to accomplish after creating a new telegram account; creating a Telegram user ID is one of the important things to do.

The Telegram user ID is a unique id that you share with people (friends and families) to enable then to find and add you easily.

Every user has its unique Telegram User ID and let’s show you how to get one right away.

Once you are logged in,

  1. Click on the three-lines icon – that is the ‘Menu’.
  2. Then click on ‘Settings’
  3. Then click on ‘Edit profile’
  4. Then click on your Username to edit or create a new one.
  5. Then click on ‘Save’.

If for example that you have select john or john_slim as your User ID, then your user ID becomes @john or @john_slim and your user ID page becomes https://t.me/john or https://t.me/john_slim as your user ID maybe.

How to Create Telegram Group

This is one the reasons Telegram is far better than WhatsApp Group page – on Telegram you can have up to 200,000 members

  1. Click on the three-lines icon – that is the ‘Menu’.
  2. Then click on ‘New Group’
  3. A dialog box pops up – to enter Group name and upload a profile picture/image
  4. Then click ‘Next’
  5. Now start adding members to the group.
  6. Click on ‘Create’ once you’re done

How to Create Telegram Channel

This is one of the platforms for businesses, organizations, industries, schools, etc can create channels to pass information/updates across their audience.

  1. Click on the three-lines icon – that is the ‘Menu’.
  2. Then click on ‘New Channel’
  3. Enter the name of the channel and upload a profile picture/image
  4. Enter the description of your channel and click on ‘Create’

Unlike the group page, the channel has the capacity of accommodating so many members or audience into it.

How to Enable Telegram Dark Mode from Desktop

  1. Click on the three-lines icon – that is the ‘Menu’.
  2. You should see a half-moon icon – named ‘Night mode’
  3. Click the toggle to enable or disable the feature whenever you want.

Please note that enabling night/dark mode on mobile devices is a bit different from desktop.

On mobile, once you enter the ‘Menu’ area, you will see a half-moon icon at the top of the page (close to your profile picture). Just tap on it to enable or disable feature anything.

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