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How to install ChatGPT on Windows 11 as a native app

We are going to explain how to install ChatGPT on Windows 11 as if it were a native application. This way, you will have quick access to the Open AI chatbot and all its potential. In addition, we will tell you what exactly you need and what are the advantages of following the steps mentioned here. Once you have completed the indications we show you here, you will have ChatGPT installed in Windows 11 as another app. It will even run in its own window, and you will be able to add it to the list of startup applications. Don’t miss it!

ChatGPT App for Windows 11: is it possible?

It is on everyone’s lips. It’s certainly a boom! OpenAI’s language model, ChatGPT, which allows you to have conversations with a chatbot and perform queries, is getting a lot of buzz. There have been other AIs for various tasks before, such as those that allow you to create drawings. However, it is ChatGPT that is making the most noise. This fact, which in principle is positive, also has its disadvantages. For example, some people are taking advantage of this AI to sell applications based on ChatGPT.

These apps have come to Windows 11 thanks to the Microsoft Store. That’s why it’s good that we insist on this idea: there is no official ChatGPT app for Windows. Access to the chatbot is exclusively through the browser, thanks to the official page provided by OpenAI Therefore, avoid at all costs any software that promises you access to ChatGPT, especially if it is paid. It is most likely to be a fake application. It is also full of advertisements or does not provide any additional functions to the original chatbot.

Installing ChatGPT on Windows 11 through the browser

Certainly, there is no official application provided by OpenAI to access its chatbot. However, if you want to install ChatGPT on Windows 11, you still have a chance. We mean using Chrome or Edge to give it the appearance of a native app. Below, we explain the steps to follow in each browser.

Google Chrome

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If you are a Google Chrome user, turning ChatGPT into a native application is really easy. The first step is to access the chatbot home page and then log in with your account. Then click on the three dots to open the main menu. Hover your cursor over More tools. Click on Create shortcut. A text dialog will appear at the top of the browser. Type ChatGPT in the text field and check the Open as window box. Click on Create. That’s it. ChatGPT is now available in the Start menu as another application.

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is a browser that has been working significantly on the integration of web applications into the system. As we will discuss below, installing ChatGPT with this browser brings some additional benefits. Again, the initial step is to go to the ChatGPT website and log in with your account. Once you are on the chatbot home page, click on the three dots and, in the menu, hover over Apps.

A new menu will open with the option Install this site as an application. Click to confirm. A dialog will open at the top where you will need to type the name of ChatGPT. To finish, click on Install. Quickly, you will see how the site becomes a kind of application that runs in its own window.

Advantages of installing ChatGPT on Windows as a native app

The steps we have explained are no mystery. Both in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, these processes are well known and serve to provide a website with certain features of a native application.

Remember that, although ChatGPT now runs in its own window, it will continue to run thanks to the browser. Yes, it is still a web page, but now it provides certain advantages that it had before. Let’s get to know them.

ChatGPT in the taskbar or the start menu

If you are a regular user of the OpenAI chatbot, you will love having it pinned to your taskbar or start menu. This gives you quick access for queries, even from Windows search, as shown in the image above.

You do not need to log in every time you click on the ChatGPT icon. The browser remembers your credentials and keeps the session open.

Start ChatGPT with Windows

Edge has a feature to add an installed website to the list of startup applications. Just follow these steps:

  • Open the URL edge://apps.
  • Locate ChatGPT.
  • Click the three dots to see other settings.
  • Check Start Auto-start on device login.

Own and multi-instance window

The fact that ChatGPT runs in its own window is another undoubted advantage. This gives you integration with Windows 11 Snap Layouts and helps you better organize your windows. On the other hand, just as you would do when opening multiple tabs, having a ChatGPT shortcut makes it easy for you to open multiple instances at the same time.

ChatGPT will reach many applications

We still don’t know what the real potential of AI and tools like this will be. Undoubtedly, many companies are making plans to integrate this chatbot and its ability to generate text into their respective services. Even today, the road ahead is long, but the doors that conversational AI will open are numerous.

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