How to access Telegram on your computer: different browsers and problems

Telegram can be used from any device: smartphone, tablet or computer. Before you can view news, videos, post files to your feed, you need to log in or sign in. Depending on the gadget, the login process differs. Quickly get used to Telegram and find out how to sign in via computer, will help the detailed instructions described below.

How to sign in to Telegram from the computer?

You can use the messenger from a desktop computer or laptop in two ways:

Telegram via computer

  • through the browser;
  • using the computer version.

In the first case, simply open the browser and log in. The web version is available in any browser. You will be prompted to enter your cell phone number, where the verification code will be sent. In the second case you will need to download the installation version of the application.

From the Google Chrome browser

In order for the software to work properly through Chrome, you need to connect a VPN as follows:

  • Go to the Google Crome online store.


  • Click on the option “Extensions”, which is highlighted in blue.
  • Type “vpn” in the search box;


  • Download any of the proposed extensions by clicking on the appropriate button.


  • Confirm the action.


  • Restart and reopen the browser.
  • In the upper right corner, click on the utility icon, select the country code.


  • Then a new IP address will be assigned.

After successful login, a window with user dialogs will open. The interface looks similar to the mobile version of the application. The user just has to enter data once when logging in. Telegram messenger will not require confirmation of login in the future.

With Mozilla Firefox

Users of computers with the Mozilla Firefox browser will need to do the following:

  • Go to the Mozilla online store.

  • Type the keyword “VPN” in the search box.

  • Download the most popular version of the program, guided by the reviews of other users.


  • Install the extension by confirming the action.


  • After downloading, the utility icon will appear.
  • Set up and activate the connection through the “Settings” menu.

Later, you can enter Telegram through the browser without confirming and entering the phone number.

Telegram for Opera

Opera software is the only program that has messengers and social networks built in. They do not require installation as they are present by default. You can access Telegram using the menu on the side of the screen. Users will need to perform the following steps:

  • Click on the icon on the left side of the screen.


  • Enter your country and phone number in the window that opens and click on “Next”.


  • Confirm the action by clicking on “Ok”.


  • Execute sign in to the application.

If there is no icon on the panel in Opera, you need to go to the settings. In the menu, find “Sidebar Management” and activate the “Telegram” checkbox.

Often Roskomnadzor blocks access to the Russified version of the messenger. In order to bypass the blocking, the user is recommended to enter with the help of VPN-services. Opera browser already has a built-in VPN, so logging in to the application should not be a problem.

Using Yandex.Browser

To use Telegram through Yandex.Browser, you will need to open the official website of the application. There is no need to download the utility, the web version works in the open tab. No browser extensions are provided. The step-by-step instructions for use are fully identical to those for the Google Crome browser.

Possible problems

Telegram servers are blocked in Russia. This is due to the privacy of users of the messenger, the FSB and other services do not have access to closed groups.

If there is no connection to the network on the PC, you must activate the proxy:

  • Open the program on the PC.
  • Go to the settings menu, select TCP by default.


  • Establish a connection through Socks 5.


  • Fill in Proxy IDs and ports.
  • Save your settings, check if the application works.

If the above steps did not help, set up Telegram using a VPN. The connection scheme is similar to a proxy server. Virtual private networks function well from all operating systems on all computers.

If the registration window does not appear when launching the program or an error is detected, you should restart Telegram. If you do not receive a verification code in a text message when logging in, you should double-check that your cell phone number is entered correctly, taking into account the territorial prefix.

Telegram messenger for the browser during installation does not require much time and skills. If there are problems when logging into your account, you should recheck the settings and try to reload the application again. To use all the features of the software it is better for the user to install the full version.

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