Telegram has been crowned as one of the most popular applications on Android. It is one of the few, almost the only one, able to stand up to WhatsApp in the field of instant messaging apps. Most users know the smartphone version of this application. Although in reality we find two versions of it.
As Telegram also has a computer version. It is a desktop version of the app, which can be used on all types of computers. Here is everything about this version of the well-known application, for those users interested in using it on their computer.
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What is Telegram Desktop?
Telegram Desktop is simply the computer version of the application. It is synchronized with the user's account, so that it is possible to send and receive messages in a normal way. Only in this case it is used on the computer. It is possible to use it in all types of operating systems, because there are versions for Windows, MacOS, Linux 32 bit and Linux 64 bit. All users have access, therefore.
Interface level does not present too many differences regarding the Telegram phone version. On the left side there is a column with all the chats that are open. Just press one to put it on the screen and send messages to another person. To access the menu, you must use the icon of the three horizontal stripes and then click on the desired option, such as entering the settings, for example.
Therefore, it is a version that is very easy to use for all those who have Telegram on their smartphone. It will sync with the account you have on your smartphone at all times. This means that messages received in either version will also be shown in the other. Even if the phone does not have an Internet connection at that time.
How to have Telegram Desktop
Unlike the computer version of WhatsApp, which is used in the browser, Telegram Desktop is an application to download. Like any other application on the computer. While it is a lightweight app, it takes up little space and does not affect computer performance too much. To download it, you must enter the official website, in this link.
On the web you have to choose the version you want to download in each case, depending on the operating system. Then, you just have to wait for the download and run the file that is downloaded. The usual steps when installing an application on the computer. When it is completed, Telegram Desktop can now be opened on the computer.
How to synchronize the account
When you open the computer version, The first thing you are going to ask for is to enter the phone number. It has to be the mobile number that is associated with the account on the smartphone. When this number has been entered, a code will be sent to the phone, which must be entered in Telegram Desktop. It is the measure used for this synchronization between the two.
So when the code has been entered and is correct, the two versions of the application will be synchronized. After a few seconds, the chats in the application will appear on the computer screen. This means that it is already possible to use Telegram Desktop normally and all messages that are sent will also be displayed in the smartphone version of the application.
In addition, it will be able to be used even if the account on the phone is not active at a certain time. That is to say, if the phone has no internet connection at that time, the desktop version can be used normally. A good solution if you have finished mobile data on the phone or you simply want to save on your consumption.
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Dark mode in Telegram Desktop
One of the star functions in Telegram Desktop is the presence of the dark mode. More and more applications, both Android and Windows, make use of this function. This desktop version also has it. In addition, the way to proceed to its activation is very simple.
- Click on the icon of the three horizontal stripes in the upper left
- Press on the switch next to dark mode
In this way, the application interface happens to be a dark blue tone in its entirety. Both the background of the chats and the background of the interface in general. When you want to return to normal mode, you just have to turn off the switch again. So its use does not present any problem.
One of the great advantages of having Telegram on the computer and on the phone, is that it becomes the perfect way to send files between the two devices. As many already know, the application allows you to send messages to yourself, in the chat called Saved messages. Since the two are synchronized, you can access this chat on both computer and Android.
Therefore, if you want to send photos, videos or any type of files between the two, it is possible to use Telegram. To do this, you just have to select the files in question and send them to the Saved Messages conversation. If it has been done from the phone, when accessing the chat on the computer, just click on the file to save it. Simply ask to choose a location on the computer for it.
In addition, the application allows you to send files of relatively large size. So it becomes a good alternative if you have to send a heavy file or many files at the same time. Its ease of use It is the other great advantage it provides in this regard.
What advantage does its use on the desktop have over the phone?
This is a field that can depend a lot on the personal choices and preferences of each user. In my personal case, I find it more comfortable use the desktop version when writing, because I find it more comfortable to write on the computer than on the phone. In addition, in the desktop version you have on the right side the profile of each user with whom you speak. But you also have access to the multimedia files that have been shared in these conversations.
Therefore, if you want to see the photos that a contact has sent at a specific time, just click on photos and all the photos will come out, divided according to the month in which they were sent. The same thing happens with videos or files in general. It makes it easy to access them, without having to be looking at the conversation.