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Description

Pure instant messaging — simple, fast, secure, and synced across all your devices. One of the world's top 10 most downloaded apps with over 500 million active users.

FAST: Telegram is the fastest messaging app on the market, connecting people via a unique, distributed network of data centers around the globe.

SYNCED: You can access your messages from all your phones, tablets and computers at once. Telegram apps are standalone, so you don’t need to keep your phone connected. Start typing on one device and finish the message from another. Never lose your data again.

UNLIMITED: You can send media and files, without any limits on their type and size. Your entire chat history will require no disk space on your device, and will be securely stored in the Telegram cloud for as long as you need it.

SECURE: We made it our mission to provide the best security combined with ease of use. Everything on Telegram, including chats, groups, media, etc. is encrypted using a combination of 256-bit symmetric AES encryption, 2048-bit RSA encryption, and Diffie–Hellman secure key exchange.

100% FREE & OPEN: Telegram has a fully documented and free API for developers, open source apps and verifiable builds to prove the app you download is built from the exact same source code that is published.

POWERFUL: You can create group chats with up to 200,000 members, share large videos, documents of any type (.DOCX, .MP3, .ZIP, etc.) up to 2 GB each, and even set up bots for specific tasks. Telegram is the perfect tool for hosting online communities and coordinating teamwork.

RELIABLE: Built to deliver your messages using as little data as possible, Telegram is the most reliable messaging system ever made. It works even on the weakest mobile connections.

FUN: Telegram has powerful photo and video editing tools, animated stickers and emoji, fully customizable themes to change the appearance of your app, and an open sticker/GIF platform to cater to all your expressive needs.

SIMPLE: While providing an unprecedented array of features, we take great care to keep the interface clean. Telegram is so simple you already know how to use it.

PRIVATE: We take your privacy seriously and will never give any third parties access to your data. You can delete any message you ever sent or received for both sides, at any time and without a trace. Telegram will never use your data to show you ads.

For those interested in maximum privacy, Telegram offers Secret Chats. Secret Chat messages can be programmed to self-destruct automatically from both participating devices. This way you can send all types of disappearing content — messages, photos, videos, and even files. Secret Chats use End-to-End Encryption to ensure that a message can only be read by its intended recipient.

We keep expanding the boundaries of what you can do with a messaging app. Don’t wait years for older messengers to catch up with Telegram — join the revolution today.

What’s New

Version 8.1.3

- Bug fixes and minor improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
696 Ratings

696 Ratings

Rawnator ,

Customization needs an update

Telegram is a great app for basically everything when it comes to messaging. It's simple to use but still very powerful and secure. But compared to the amount of customizability available in the mobile app, this version needs an update.

You can only change the message colors or message and background at the same time. The mobile app lets you customize the background, accent, and messages independently. There is even an option for a gradient effect, which this version lacks. I wish it had the same options for appearance. Other than that, great app!

Lana_17 ,

Probabaly the best working app on my phone/mac

I love telegram! I wish all my friends/family would be on it, so I don't have to use any other chat apps. I love how the developers always update things to be faster, for it to work better. Specifcially, as a person who prides themselves in having a conversation throguh GIFs and Stickers ONLY, I really appreciate the easy access to those, whereas in other apps its absolutely inaccessible. I also enjoy the MANY features of group chats (like pinning the message to the top is freaking phenomenal). Way to go Telegram! I hope more people get to use it!

gnuwarrior ,

Separated drawers for groups

I am part of many groups on Telegram, many of which I don't really check all the time, only once a week or less, but they keep poping up contantly in my contacts list every time one of the thousands of members write a message, getting in the way of the contacts and small groups that I do want to see all the time.

My suggestion is to be able to hide some groups or put them inside a folder.

Maybe also a functionality for "grouping groups" also.

App Privacy

The developer, Telegram Messenger LLP, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.