How to install ChatGPT as an app on Windows 11, 10

You can install the web version of ChatGPT as an app on Windows, and here's how.

ChatGPT app on Windows 11
ChatGPT app on Windows 11 / Image: Mauro Huculak

UPDATED 5/16/2024: You can install ChatGPT as an app on Windows 11 (and 10), and in this guide, I’ll teach you how to complete this task. ChatGPT is an advanced language model developed by OpenAI that is capable of generating human-like text responses similar to the Microsoft Copilot since it uses the same technology.

Although ChatGPT is easily accessible from your web browser, third-party apps, or mobile device, OpenAI isn’t prioritizing a native app for Windows devices. However, it’s possible to install the chatbot as a Progressive Web App (PWA) through Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome.

A Progressive Web App (PWA) is a technology that enables websites to deliver a seamless app-like experience. It gives users offline functionality, notifications, automatic updates, effortless installation, and uninstallation. However, it is up to the developer to implement these functionalities.

In this guide, I will teach you the steps I usually use to install web services like ChatGPT app as an app on Windows 11 or Windows 10.

Install ChatGPT as an app on Windows 11 from Edge

To install ChatGPT on Windows 11 (or 10), use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Open ChatGPT website.

  3. Click the Sign in button.

  4. Click the Settings and more (three-dotted) button in the top-right corner.

  5. Select the Apps submenu.

  6. Click the “Install this site as an app” option.

    ChatGPT app install on Edge

  7. Click the Install button.

    ChatGPT install settings

Once you complete the steps, the web app version of ChatGPT will be installed and available from the Start menu like any other app.

Uninstall ChatGPT app from Microsoft Edge

To remove the ChatGPT app from Windows 11 (or 10), use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge.

  2. Click the Settings and more (three-dotted) button in the top-right corner.

  3. Select the Apps submenu.

  4. Click the View apps option.

  5. Click the More settings (three-dotted) button in the top-right corner and select the “Manage apps” option.

  6. Under the “Installed apps” section, click the Details button for the app.

    Microsoft Edge installed apps

  7. Click the Uninstall button.

    Edge uninstall ChatGPT

  8. (Optional) Check the “Also clear data from Microsoft Edge” option.

  9. Click the Remove button.

You can also uninstall the ChatGPT app from Settings > Apps > Installed apps, select the app, and click the “Uninstall” button. Alternatively, from the Start menu, right-click the app and select the “Uninstall” button.

Install ChatGPT as an app on Windows 11 from Chrome

To install ChatGPT from Chrome, use these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.

  2. Open the ChatGPT website.

  3. Click the Customize and Control (three-dotted) button in the top-right corner.

  4. Select the More tools menu and choose the Create shortcut option.

    ChatGPT app install on Chrome

  5. Check the “Open a window” option.

    Chrome app install open as window option

  6. Click the Create button.

Once you complete the steps, Google Chrome will install ChatGPT as a web app on Windows.

Uninstall ChatGPT app from Google Chrome

To uninstall the ChatGPT app from Chrome, use these steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome.

  2. Open this settings page:

    chrome://apps
  3. Right-click the ChatGPT app and select the “Remove from Chrome” option.

    Chrome uninstall ChatGPT

It’s also possible to uninstall the ChatGPT app from Settings > Apps > Apps & features, select the app, and click the “Uninstall” button. Or, from the Start menu, right-click the app and select the “Uninstall” button.

It’s important to note the irony of Microsoft saying Windows 11 is the platform of choice for AI development after investing more than $10 billion dollars, and yet OpenAI is prioritizing its app for macOS first because that’s where users are. However, during the announcement of GPT-4o, OpenAI said that a ChatGPT app for Windows will be available later this year.

Update May 16, 2024: This content has been updated with new information about a native Windows app coming later in 2024.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me. Email him at [email protected].