Today Telegram is one of the best messaging applications in the world, and for those who have been using the messenger for a long time and are familiar with its capabilities, it is the coolest in terms of convenience, functionality, reliability and security. Installing and registering with
Telegram is very simple. We offer personally verify this, and first open your account. Further, a few facts about the messenger itself and a step-by-step guide on how to register with Telegram on clients for Android, iOS, MacOS, Windows.
- What is Telegram?
- A Little Bit About the History of the Creation of Telegram
- What to Consider When Registering
- How to Register in Telegram on Phone
- Telegram Registration on Computer
- Online Registration in Telegram
- Problems and Solutions
- Telegram Registration Without Telephone
What is Telegram?
To say that Telegram is an ordinary messenger is not enough, since the universal set of its functions is more acceptable for a social network or even the Internet. This is a cross-platform product of instant exchange of various types of content — from ordinary messages and calls to multimedia.
Telegram is also valued as an exceptionally secure application with end-to-end encryption, where, when used correctly, all user data is under reliable protection from interception by cybercriminals.
In Telegram you can communicate in personal and group chats, find the right channels on a topic of interest and keep abreast of recent events, order or build bots for business or personal use, realize yourself as a blogger and author of unique content, just watch a movie, play games, listen to music ... and many, many more things that you can learn about from our articles.
A Little Bit About the History of the Creation of Telegram
The development of the messenger began in 2012, and a year later, on August 14, the launch of Telegram iOS was announced. Later, on October 20, Telegram for Android was launched, on November 7, desktop clients for Windows and MacOS started working, and finally, in January 2014, they introduced a web version.
It was a difficult period for the founders and developers of the application Pavel and Nikolai Durov — Due to clashes with the Russian authorities requiring strict censorship, they were forced to part with their first successful project — the VKontakte social network — and leave Russia.
“You can call it a business decision. At that time, I was fired from my own company, and Telegram was the only project I was involved in — a global project ....We intended to set a high standard for messaging technology in terms of speed, security and flexibility, ”Pavel Durov will comment on the birth of the project in 2015.
An important feature — all Telegram applications are strictly synchronized, which allows you to access your account from multiple devices, including tablets. and computers.
What to Consider When Registering
Although the registration process in Telegram is extremely simple and fairly uniform, there is still a small specificity for each client. Therefore, first decide on the platform on which you will install Telegram, whether it will be a PC, Android, Windows Phone or iOS.
There is a rule that should never be neglected for your own safety: only install programs from parent sites or official app stores on your device. Otherwise, there is a high probability of software substitution and / or receipt of a virus with it.
Further, we will consider in detail all the steps that will allow you to become a Telegram user on one device or on several.
How to Register in Telegram on Phone
Telegram registration on different mobile clients is almost identical and consists of several sequential actions:
- You must go to the official Telegram website or the official app store.
- Select Telegram client for Android, iOS, Windows Phone.
- Run the installation of the application.
- Indicate your country and phone.
- Enter the Telegram verification code.
- Fill in the fields for first and last name.
And now more about registering Telegram on different platforms.
Register Telegram on Android
To create an account on your Android smartphone, visit the Google Play Store and download the free Telegram mobile app. You can also download the client from the official site of the messenger by selecting the appropriate installation on its main page.
Download the client and install on your smartphone. Then open the application and begin the process of creating a new Telegram account by clicking on the “Start Messaging” button.
On the next screen, Telegram will ask you to select a country and enter your phone number. After entering, click on the “Done” checkbox in the upper right corner, Telegram will send an activation code via SMS to the specified phone number.
Also, this service will ask you to allow phone calls in the application — you must agree and activate your Telegram account.
Enter the verification code that you received in the SMS from Telegram.
After checking, Telegram will open the registration screen, where it will ask you to enter the name and surname. Enter and click on the “Finish” checkbox again.
Well done! You have successfully registered in Telegram.
You can also watch a video review of how the Telegram registration process goes:
Register on iPhone
To register Telegram on iPhone, do the same steps as when creating an account on Telegram for Android.
Since all Apple devices, such as the iPhone, iPad or MacBook, run on the iOS operating system, you need to download the Telegram application from the App Store.
Open the iPhone homepage and find the App Store icon, then tap on it.
The application store will load in the Favorites section. In the search bar, enter "Telegram". When entering, the Telegram messenger should appear in the drop-down list. Click on it. If you want to see the description of the application, then scroll down.
Download the installation package on iPhone and enable the installation by confirming the command with your password. If you have ever downloaded or used the Telegram application, you will see a cloud icon with an arrow. Click on it and the download will begin.
After the download is complete, click on the "Open" button.
On the Telegram page that opens, the inscription “Telegram - the fastest messaging application in the world” will appear, etc.
You can view all the information or immediately click the "Start Messaging" button.
Then you need to enter the phone number in international format, indicate your country and click "Next".
A telegram will send an SMS with a verification code. As soon as you enter the last digit of the code, iOS will proceed to the next step of installing and registering Telegrams. Then the service will make a test call, which you do not need to answer. This usually takes a couple of minutes.
Now enter the first and last name that you intend to use for this account. They will be publicly available, and your friends or other users will be able to find you in the search.
After that, Telegram will ask you for permission to access the contact list on your smartphone. If people from your address book also use this messenger, Telegram will find them.
That's all, the registration of Telegram is completed, and you can use this messenger to communicate on the iPhone.
Register Windows Phone
Telegram for Windows Phone was released in beta in May 2014, and since then has gained considerable popularity among fans of this operating system. Developers monitor that the set of functions in the application for Windows Phone is the same as that of clients for Android and iOS. It is expected that registration in the Telegram account on WP is simple and quick, and in fact is no different from installing on other platforms.
To download Telegram to Windows Phone, you need to enter the Windows Store from your smartphone (a bag with the Windows symbol in the center), or do the same through the official Telegram website by clicking on the corresponding menu.
On the Windows Phone mobile device, you need to click the Search button (magnifying glass symbol) and enter the word "Telegram" in the search bar at the top of the screen. After confirming the command by pressing the "Enter" button on the keyboard.
Having found the application, first click on its icon, and then on “Install” and “Allow” to activate the download and then the automatic installation process of the application.
Like other Windows Phone clients, when registering with Telegram, they will offer to fill in the lines where you will need to indicate the country and phone number. Then a verification code will be sent, which will also need to be entered for your identification in the application.
At the end, the program will ask you to indicate your name and surname. This completes the registration of the Telegram account for Windows Phone.
Telegram Registration on Computer
How to register Telegram on a computer:
- You must go to the official website of Telegram.
- Select the Telegram client for Windows or MacOS and download Telegram to your computer.
- Run the program installation.
- Indicate your country and phone.
- Enter the verification code.
- Fill in the fields for first name and last name or nickname.
Next, we will describe in more detail the process of registering Telegrams for each OS.
The first thing to do is go to the official Telegram website.
The second is to select the Telegram Desktop client and download it to your computer. The desktop download client is located at the bottom of the main page of the website and is common for computers and laptops on Windows, MacOS and Linux. By clicking the button, you will open the page with the Telegram Desktop installation program. Start downloading the client to your device by clicking on the blue button.
The third step is to launch the installation of the Telegram program. After downloading the application to the device, open it and click on the “Run” button.
Next, select the language in which the Setup Wizard will work and specify the folder where you save the installation utility. It remains to choose (or not) the implementation of additional tasks. The further installation process of Telegram Desktop will continue without your participation.
At the end, confirm that the installation is complete.
The next stage is registration in the Telegram account. Feel free to start in a new window! Then in the proposed list, find your country and provide a phone number. Actions must be confirmed by clicking on the checkmark icon in the upper right corner of the application.
The client’s start will begin after you enter the access code, which you will receive from Telegram via SMS.
Complete the registration of the Telegram account by filling in the first and last name field.
The name and surname are visible to other users, these are the only public identifiers. No one will be able to find out your phone number until you yourself want to, as this is an internal and strictly personal identifier.
Immediately after filling in the first and the last name, the application interface opens.
That's it — Telegram registration is now complete and you can start chatting!
If you have a Mac, you can download and install Telegram using one of two available official clients: Telegram Desktop and Telegram for macOS.
Applications differ from each other in some functions. For example, Telegram Desktop (for macOS 10.8 and later) is a client that is constantly updated as it is a multi-platform version compatible with various computer operating systems. But Telegram for macOS is a native macOS application and unlike Telegram Desktop supports secret chats.
To download the Telegram application directly from the Mac App Store, simply follow our links — Telegram Desktop or Telegram for macOS, which will redirect you directly to the corresponding Mac App Store web pages.
By clicking the browse button in the Mac App Store, you’ll open the application tab in the MacOS Store. Next, click "Get" and then "Install." Sometimes you need to verify your identity with an Apple ID or Touch ID password (if you have a Mac with this component). After the download and installation is complete, click "Open" to open the application and start registration in Telegram.
From this moment, the registration of your Telegram account will begin.
After starting the application on the main screen, click on “Continue” and enter the mobile phone number. Within a few minutes you will receive an SMS with an access confirmation code. To complete the registration of Telegram, you will only have to enter your first and last name.
Online Registration in Telegram
In addition to desktop and mobile clients, the online version of Telegram has worked well. It allows you to use most of the Telegram features without downloading and installing on your smartphone or computer. The only thing you need to run the web version of the messenger is a browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari or any other).
As a rule, the web version is installed without problems and is accessible from a browser on any device, including mobile.
Consider how to go through online registration in Telegram. First, go to the address and in the window specify the phone number and country. Click on the Next arrow and confirm the correct entry by clicking on “ok”.
After that, you will automatically receive a verification code to an already registered account in Telegram, whether it is a mobile or desktop client. Enter the code in the required field.
After you enter the correct code, the program will automatically redirect to the online version of the messenger. It is almost no different from mobile or desktop. These are simple actions and a program you can use.
Problems and Solutions
Telegram is a stable and reliable application, but there are still some problems that sometimes impede the work of users. Consider the most common.
Verification code not coming
The access code protects your account and is an essential element of the Telegram security system. Without a verification code, you cannot register and delete an account or re-enter the application. But it also happens that for some reason an SMS message with a confirmation code does not come. What to do?
Of course, do not panic, but try to solve the problem as follows:
- First of all, make sure the phone number is indicated correctly — it must be in international format.
- In the event that your Telegram account was previously registered, and you’ve already entered the application from different platforms, for example, from a smartphone on Android and / or the desktop version, first of all, check to see if the code came to one of these clients. Perhaps the previous session was left open somewhere, and the Telegram security system so notified you of a new entrance.
- If the access code cannot be obtained when registering Telegrams, try to wait a while and try again — there are many cases of sms delays due to a banal communication failure. It will not be superfluous to call a mobile operator and ask about the reason.
- Sometimes the problem is solved by turning off / on the device on which Telegram is installed.
- If the measures taken are ineffective, contact the messenger support service by filling out the request form.
Twitter support also works well.
Overly prolonged loading of Telegram can be caused by such reasons as:
- slow Internet: to fix, try restarting the router and reconnecting to the network;
- lack of memory: delete all unnecessary from the device and clear the cache;
- loading blocks your device: sometimes a reboot helps to fix the problem; you also need to check the connection and security settings;
- but the most common reason for the endless download of Telegram is the blocking of the application in your country: To reconnect to the download source of the installation package, you need to use a proxy or VPN. Read how to do this in our next article.
The Application is Not on Your Language
It is inconvenient to use the product when it is in a foreign language. Previously, Telegrams had such a problem, and some users had to search and download a third-party location. And this, in addition to the low quality of the translation, is also unsafe. Nowadays, everything is much simpler — Telegram now supports many languages.
So, to change the language of the application interface, it’s enough: click on the “three horizontal lines” icon in the upper right corner → select “Settings” in the drop-down menu → click on the Language name next to Language → and confirm the choice of the desired language.
The messenger will ask for permission to reboot and only then will open the panel already in the selected language.
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Telegram Registration Without Telephone
It is said loudly — in the strict sense, this is impossible, since the phone number serves as the main user identifier in the Telegram ecosystem. But no one will stop you from using a fake number to register a new account.
Obtaining a temporary phone number is quite simple. Consider 3 options:
- Through the Google Voice call web application, which gives you a completely new phone number for voice calls and sending SMS messages.
Very convenient, although there is a drawback — the number is associated with your Google account.
In order to get a phone number via Google Voice you need to: go to Google and create an account if you don’t have it → then register with Google Voice and select a phone number → enter this number in the desired Telegram field and wait for the confirmation code in the web service window → specify it in Telegram, confirming your account.
- Burner is another useful application that works like call forwarding.
You rent a temporary phone number and give it to anyone you want. The call is received by the Burner server and redirects it to your real number. Anyone who calls you on this number will not have an idea about your real number, since Burner does not open it to anyone.
The only thing you need to choose is between the number used for a very short time and the number for a longer period. The first type of telephone number is free, the second for a small cost.
- Get a phone number through FreePhoneNum.com.
The service offers a short and free number for checking or any other purpose. Some of them do not work, but whoever seeks will find.
So, now you know not only how to register an account on any of the platforms supported by Telegram, but quickly deal with the most common installation problems.
So go ahead! Do not be disappointed.