Telegram is a popular messenger for texting, calling, and sharing media files. More and more users are choosing Telegram because of the strong protection of their personal data. This article describes how to download and install Telegram on your phone or computer.
How to install Telegram on an Android smartphone or tablet
Before installing Telegram on Android, you need to download it. Go to the download section and choose one of two options: download the app from Google Play or download the apk file. When downloaded from Google Play, the installation will start automatically. If you downloaded a file, you need to run it on your device.
The app will require some permission before installing, allow them. After you agree to the installation, the process will begin. At this point you don’t need to do or click anything, the application will install automatically.
After installation, you will find the program logo – a paper airplane. Click on it and press «Start messaging». A notification will appear that you have to enter your cell phone number, to which your account will be linked.
Enter your phone number. Your phone number will be your login here. It will also be required for authentication on other devices (for example, when installing Telegram on a computer or laptop). Write the number and confirm the action.
To identify the device, you will receive a text message with the activation code or an phone call from Telegram that’ll dictate the activation code. The process is automatic and you just have to wait a couple of minutes. Depending on your phone settings, you may have to enter the code manually.
Next, you need to specify a name (which you can change in the future) and set a profile picture.
Now you can use the messenger. The whole process of downloading and configuring the program will not take more than 5 minutes.
How to install Telegram on your iPhone or iPad
You can only install Telegram on your Apple device from the official App Store. Go to the download section and choose «Telegram for iPhone and iPad». The application is available completely free of charge, but the operating system must be updated to at least IOS 9.0.
Downloading and installation is automatic. After automatic installation, you can launch the application by finding its logo on your home screen. The start window will appear where you need to click on the Start «messaging» button.
The next step is to register your mobile phone, thereby linking it to Telegram. Enter your phone number (you must have access to it!) And click on the Next button.
A secret code with numbers will be sent to confirm the phone number. These numbers must be entered in the appropriate field.
Then you you need to enter your name and set a profile picture. Well, that’s all – the installation of Telegram on the iOs is complete. Now you can start messenging!
How to install telegram on PC or Laptop
It is incredibly useful to have messenger at your fingertips not only on your phone, but also on your laptop or computer. Unlike other programs, it is extremely easy to install Telegram on your computer.
Go to the download section and select the version for your operating system. Download the file and run it.
In the first window, select the installation language and click on the Next button. Then you need to choose the place where the program will be installed. You can specify the folder yourself by clicking on the Browse button, or you can leave everything by default. Then press the Next button.
In the next window, check the box “Create an icon on the desktop”, if there is no mark, and click “Next”. This is for easy launch of the program from the desktop. If you don’t need the icon, you can always remove it.
Next, click the Install button, after which the program actually starts to installing. When the installation is complete press the Finish button and you will be able to start using the program. If you leave the Launch Telegram check box checked, the program will launch right after the installation.
After launching the program, click Start Messanging.
In the fields, select the country and enter the phone number (you must have access to it). You link your Telegram account to this phone number. After entering the number click on Next. A text message with a secret code should come to the provided phone number. Enter the numbers in the field and click Next.
Next, enter your first and last name. This completes the installation on a computer or laptop.
As you can see installing the Telegram app is incredibly easy and process takes very little time.