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How to run ChatGPT as a Windows app

The central theses

  • Use Chrome or Edge to convert ChatGPT's site into a native Windows app.
  • In Chrome, launch the ChatGPT site, log in to your account, click the three dots in the top right corner of the web browser, select Save & Share > Install site as app and click Install.
  • In Edge, open the ChatGPT site, log in to your account, click the three dots in the top right corner of Edge, select Apps > Install this site as an app, and select Install.


If you don't want to use a web browser to access ChatGPT, you can turn this AI tool into a native Windows app. It will then behave and function as if it were a native Windows 11 or Windows 10 app. We'll show you how.

To convert the ChatGPT site into an app, use a built-in option in Chrome or Edge. This option will turn any site you access in these web browsers into a Windows app. You can use either web browser, but Edge offers the option to change the app's icon when you create the app.


Download ChatGPT with Chrome

Launch Chrome on your PC and go to the ChatGPT site. Log in to your account on the site and go to the chat screen (where you send and receive messages).

Click the three dots in the top right corner of Chrome and select “Save and share” > “Install page as app”.


You'll see an “Install this page as an app” dialog box. To change the name of the app, click the text box and enter a name. This name will appear wherever the app is listed. Then click Install.

The text box and “Install” are highlighted in Chrome.

Chrome will create and launch the app in a new window. You can now use the app.

Windows will display a notification asking if you want to pin the app to the taskbar. Click “Yes” to do so. Otherwise, select “No thanks.” And that's it.


Download ChatGPT with Edge

Open the Edge web browser and go to the ChatGPT site. Log in to your account if you haven't already.

Once the chat screen loads, click the three dots in the top right of Edge and select Apps > Install this site as an app.

“Install this site as an app” highlighted in Edge.

An “Install this site as an app” dialog box will open. To change the default name of the app, click the text box and enter a new name. To change the app's icon, click “Edit” below the current icon. Then choose an ICO or PNG file as the app icon. There is a way to convert any image into an icon file.

Then click “Install” to add the app to your PC.


The text box and “Install” are highlighted in Edge.

And that's it.

How to launch the downloaded ChatGPT app

Since the ChatGPT app you created works like any other app installed on your PC, you can launch it like any other app. One way to do this is to use the Start menu.

Open the Start menu, search for ChatGPT (or whatever name you used) and click on the app in the search results.

ChatGPT highlighted in Windows search.


To pin the app to the Start menu or taskbar, right-click the app in the search results and select “Pin to Start” or “Pin to taskbar.” This will allow you to launch the app quickly and conveniently.

“Pin to Start” and “Pin to Taskbar” highlighted for ChatGPT in Windows Search.

And you now have access to your favorite AI tool as a native Windows app.

How to uninstall ChatGPT app

If you ever want to remove the ChatGPT app, delete it like any other app.

To remove the app using Settings on Windows 11, go to Settings > Apps > Installed Apps. Click the three dots next to the ChatGPT app and select “Uninstall”. Select “Uninstall” in the prompt.

“Uninstall” highlighted for ChatGPT in Windows 11 Settings.


To delete the app via Settings on Windows 10, go to Settings > Apps. Select the ChatGPT app, click Uninstall, and then select Uninstall at the prompt.

“Uninstall” highlighted for ChatGPT in Windows 10 Settings.

If you built the app using Chrome, you can also uninstall the app from the Control Panel. To do this, navigate to Control Panel > Uninstall a program. Find and select the ChatGPT app and select “Uninstall” at the top. Click “Remove” in the prompt.

ChatGPT and “Uninstall” highlighted in Control Panel.


Here's how to create, launch and remove the Windows version of ChatGPT on your computer. Enjoy your favorite AI tool!