Twitter For PC – How Do You Install The App On Your Desktop

If you are an active Twitter user then you will most likely be using the mobile app all the time. It is probably one of the easiest social media apps to use. And because Twitter essentially has such simple functionality you really do not need elaborate software.

Twitter is also available in a web browser on your desktop or laptop computer and the web portal is pretty easy to use as well. But you might just prefer the layout and simplicity of the app. So, you may be wondering how you can get the app installed on your Windows computer?

You have come to the right place, because with just a few installation steps and a free software you will be up and running in a few minutes. If you want to go straight to those installation instructions then simply scroll to the bottom of this page.

Otherwise, keep reading for some more background information.

What Is Twitter All About?

If you really need that question answered then you have probably been living under a rock or on a desert island. The basic way to describe Twitter is it is a way to micro message a large audience of people. You can write short messages and post them in your account. And anyone that is following you will see those messages.

The idea is that you send messages that are interesting to others so that they “retweet” them and share them with yet more people. This way you get other people to follow you and build a larger audience.

The reason it is so popular is because it is so simple to use and because you are limited to really short messages. You have to put a lot of thought into a tweet to make sure you get your message across with the limited characters available.

It has also become a very popular way for celebrities to communicate with their fans. There are probably many competitions going on about how many followers they can get, with many celebs and politicians having millions of followers.

Why Should You Use The Twitter App On Your PC?

The most obvious answer is that it is probably the layout you are most familiar with. If you use Twitter a lot on your phone then you know exactly what the layout is. Where you can follow other people. Where you can send a tweet.

It is just such a familiar set up that you can almost use it without looking at the screen.

The other reason is that you might spend a lot of time on your computer and don’t want to constantly check your phone for the latest activity. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to have a small Twitter app window open in the corner so that you can just glance at it every once in a while?

But Twitter for PC as a standalone piece of software is not available. Which brings you to the next question.

What Do You Need To Make This Happen?

Essentially what you need is a piece of software that creates a type of virtual environment which acts like it is a phone. Such software is called an emulator and there are quite a lot of them available.

The two most popular ones are Nox App Player and Bluestacks, and they both are excellent options. Nox App has become a contender for the top spot because of some pretty innovative features.

The installation instructions are bit further down on this page. The good news is that the download and installation of the software is completely free. This means you can simply try it out and if you don’t like it then you have not lost any money. Let’s take a closer look.

How Do Emulators Work?

Some very clever computer engineers have created these virtual environments so that they look to other software as if they are a phone or tablet. Essentially, they mimic being an Android or iOS environment. You can then launch the app and it looks like you have your phone screen right there on the computer.

Within the emulator, you are able to install all your apps and you can also have multiple emulator windows open at the same time. This saves you from having to switch between apps. Now, let’s take a quick look at how you can get this set up for yourself.

Installation Instructions

As mentioned the software is free to download and install. You also do not have to be a computer engineer to get this all set up as you will see in the following installation instruction.

Nox App Player is our current emulator of choice, but you can also do this with Bluestacks. However, Nox has the Google Play Store preinstalled which will save you a couple of steps along the way.

So, here is what you need to do:

  • Download and install the latest version of Nox App Player.
  • Once the download is done you can start the installer.
  • The installation instructions are very simple to follow and should only take a couple of minutes.
  • Once installation is complete you can hit the start button to get going.
  • You will now be asked to enter your Google account info which will be used with Google Play.
  • Finally, the emulator will start and you can launch Google Play.
  • On the Google Play Store, search for Twitter and install the app.
  • Now you can launch the app and enter you Twitter account info

That is literally all you need to do to get going. You can now have a small phone size window with your Twitter app right there on the desktop.


Getting Twitter for PC installed is a really simple process and completely free of charge. You will find it really convenient to have it running on your PC as you can then avoid having to search for the browser window that has the web platform.

Try it out today and let us know what you think.