Solved :) Use the Web-based application. Each group/channel has a link corresponding to it; make an internet shortcut for it. Methods vary for different OSs.

I use Telegram often and want to create a shortcut to my desktop of some specific groups and channels.

Is there a way to do this. It just doesn't seem there is any visible option on the Desktop app.

  • You may create a short cut that opens a web address, put the group url there. Did I understand your question correctly? Aug 24, 2020 at 13:53
  • Yes, I was actually trying for the desktop app though, since browsers are normally resource intensive, but seems web option works too. Thanks @SeverusSnape Aug 24, 2020 at 18:28
  • Consider posting an answer, Aniruddh. And mark your answer as solved. Aug 25, 2020 at 4:05

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For Windows 10:

Rather than using the desktop version; use the web version. Create an online shortcut using the steps:

  1. Go to the specific website/channel you wish to create a shortcut of
  2. Click on the lock element in the url bar
  3. Drop it into your desktop/any other folder
  4. Rename the shortcut to your convenience.

The Desktop version does not provide shortcut facilities.

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