How to create a Telegram account

There's no better time to learn how to create a Telegram account. Every day is filled with countless tasks, and the hectic rush can start even before you leave for work or school. In this rush, chances are you will leave your smartphone behind.

How will you receive your messages if you forget your cell phone in your rush to be on time?

The easiest solution is Telegram. Creating a Telegram account can give you access to messages on all your devices. Read on to learn how to create a Telegram account on different devices.

How to create a Telegram account from a PC

Unfortunately, you cannot create a Telegram account on a PC. However, Telegram is a cloud-based messaging app with seamless synchronization allowing access to messages from all your devices at the same time. So you can set up your Telegram account on a mobile device first and then use it on your PC anytime after the initial registration.

Follow these steps to create your Telegram account from an iOS mobile device:

  1. Download Telegram Messenger from Apple Store.
  2. Open the app once the download is complete.
  3. Press the "Start Messaging" button to register.
  4. Choose your country.
  5. Enter your phone number and press “Next”.
  6. Enter the SMS verification code which will arrive via SMS.
  7. Type your full name to complete the setup process.
  8. Your account is ready to use. Go to settings (top left) to customize it with a username and profile picture.

Here are the steps to create your Telegram account from an Android device:

  1. Download the Telegram app for Android from the Google Play Store.
  2. Launch the app.
  3. Tap "Start Messaging".
  4. Enter your phone number with country code.
  5. Press "Continue" (the blue arrow).
  6. Enter the text code from Telegram and "Continue" (use the blue arrow).
  7. Submit your full name. You can add a profile photo if you wish.

Telegram will ask you for permission to access your device after signing up. These permissions include access to your contacts, call logs, and more. You can restrict or allow all permissions as you wish.

Next, download the Telegram desktop app as follows:

  1. Scroll down the Telegram Desktop app page. Click on the version to download for your computer.
  2. Open the installer when the download is complete.
  3. Press "OK" to start the configuration. Choose "Next" to save to the appropriate folder and to your desktop.
  4. Select "Install" to complete the installation.
  5. Press "Finish" when the installation is complete.

You can now configure your Telegram account for your computer. Here are the steps:

  1. Open the app and tap "Start Messaging".
  2. Select your region.
  3. Enter the phone number you used with your mobile device account.
  4. Press “NEXT” to receive the verification code text message.
  5. Enter verification code.
  6. Press "NEXT" to complete the setup. Your account is ready to use on your PC.

You can go straight to your browser if you don't want to use the app on your PC. Go to this website and choose one of two options:

  • Scan the QR code on the webpage.
  • Tap "Connect by phone number". Enter your mobile number.

Make sure the phone number you use is connected to your account. A code will be sent to your phone. Enter the code and you will be connected to your Telegram Messenger account.

How to create a Telegram account from an iPhone

Installing and setting up a Telegram account with an iPhone is quick and easy. Simply follow the steps below to get started with your new account:

  1. Download Telegram Messenger from the Apple Store.
  2. Open Telegram and tap "Start Messaging".
  3. Choose your country.
  4. Enter your phone number.
  5. Press "Next" and enter the code that Telegram will send by SMS.
  6. Put your name. Customize your account using the "Settings" menu.

A valid phone number is required for a Telegram account.

If you do not enter the verification code within three minutes, Telegram will call you with a code. Although you are allowed three accounts on the Telegram app, you must use a different number for each account.

Here's how to hide your phone number when setting up a Telegram account on an iPhone:

  1. Open the app.
  2. Go to the "Settings" menu in the upper left corner.
  3. Select “Privacy and security”, then “Phone number”.
  4. Choose an option in the "Who can see my number" section:
    • "My Contacts" hides your number from all users except Contacts.
    • "Nobody" hides the number from everyone. Make sure the "Who can find me by number" option is "My Contacts" if you choose that option.
    • "Everyone" allows anyone who has saved your number in their contacts to see it on Telegram.

How to create a Telegram account from an Android device

Since you can't set up Telegram on your PC, your next best bet is to grab your smartphone. If you have an Android device, it only takes a few steps to get started.

First, you need to download the Telegram messaging app from the Google Play Store. Once your app is installed, take a look at the setup process below:

  1. Launch the telegram.
  2. Tap "Start Messaging" to begin setup.
  3. Enter your country code and phone number.
  4. Press the blue arrow to continue.
  5. Verify your device and enter the verification code in Telegram text.
  6. Enter your name.
  7. Add a profile picture in the "Settings" menu (top left of the screen).

You are not required to use your real name to create an account and can choose a username to associate with instead. Also, you can add three accounts with different phone numbers on Telegram app for Android. If you need to switch between accounts, go to the side menu of the app.

Moreover, you can hide your phone number when you create a Telegram account. To do this, open the app on your Android device and follow these steps:

  1. Tap the menu in the upper left corner (three vertical lines).
  2. Select “Settings”.
  3. Choose the “Privacy and Security” option.
  4. Tap "Phone number" to display the "Who can see my number" option.
  5. Change the option to "My Contacts" or "Nobody".

A new section will open if you choose "Person". This is the “Who can find me by my number” option where you can change this setting to “My Contacts” for added security. Don't forget to save your choices by tapping the check mark in the top right corner.

Keep in mind that Telegram Messenger must have a phone number to create your account. Although some users choose not to provide their number for security reasons, you can get another phone number for free from any online provider. These alternate phone numbers are often referred to as "engraver numbers".

Here's how to use a "burner number" to create a Telegram account:

  1. Install and launch the app for your device or computer.
  2. Press "Start Messaging" and "OK".
  3. Tap “OK” on the “Please allow Telegram to receive calls…” screen.
  4. Tap "Deny" on "Allow Telegram to make and manage phone calls?" filter.
  5. Enter your other number.
  6. The application will again ask to receive, make and manage calls. Press "Decline".

Enter the code in the verification text. Continue the process of setting up your PC or mobile device as shown above.

Crisis averted with Telegram in service

Don't panic if you accidentally leave your cell phone behind. You won't miss a thing with a Telegram account. With this app, you can access your messages from any other device when you arrive at your destination.

Have you ever forgotten your phone while waiting for an important message? Did you have a Telegram account at the time? Tell us about it in the comment section below.

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