Telegram Desktop v4.9.8 Updated

Andrew Lee on 17 Sep 2023
  • 129MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Sep 2023
  • Suggested by guinness

Telegram is an easy-to-use, secure messaging and VoIP service. The program can be installed on multiple locations and devices, and will synchronize with all connected tools. It supports video calls, broadcast messages, huge chat rooms and can transfer any file type, up to 1.5 gigs each.

Note the program requires a working phone number in order to log in (via SMS or automated phone call).

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and as a web app. A PortableApps version is also available.

Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder, Windows registry
Dependencies: Requires entry of a working phone number.
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\TelegramDesktop

By default, the program downloads media and documents into its own folder.
To remove extra files and improve privacy, enter Settings > Advanced > Data and Storage > Download path > Default folder to "Temp Folder, cleared on logout".
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "Portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch telegram.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: RetroShare, IsoToxin
What's new? See:

2 comments on Telegram Desktop  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

dmiranda 2021-02-03 19:45

Last version for XP is 1.8.15


FireRabbit 2018-06-26 13:03

v1.3.8 - the BIG new feature here is that you can now export/backup your data.


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