- For macOS
- For Windows
Open the GitHub Desktop Download Page. Choose the correct version for your computer. If you’re using an Apple silicon M1 chip, click “Apple silicon machines.” to download.
After you download GitHub Desktop and click the installation package, you will get a GitHub Desktop.app file. Move it to the Application folder.
The first time you open GitHub Desktop it will look like this:
Click “Sign in to GitHub.com”.
If you have a GitHub account signed in, you should see a similar page as below. Click “Authorize desktop”.
No GitHub account yet? Follow Create an Account on GitHub to register a new account and then go back and refresh the page again.
Go to https://desktop.github.com/ and download the GitHub Desktop for Windows.
After downloading GitHub Desktop, click on the file to start the installation process.
Now you have installed GitHub Desktop successfully. Click “Sign in to GitHub.com”. It will automatically open a web page.
Don’t have a GitHub account? Click “Create an account” or you can follow Create an Account on GitHub to register a new account and then go back.
After you sign in, this web page will want to open GitHub Desktop. Click “Open”.
Click “Finish”. You should now have a workable GitHub Desktop on Windows.