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.
700 MILLION USERS AND TELEGRAM PREMIUM
Telegram now has over 700 million active users. To celebrate, we're launching Telegram Premium. This subscription helps support Telegram and gives you access to exclusive additional features. All existing Telegram features remain free for everyone.
NEW PREMIUM FEATURES
Premium: 4 GB Uploads
• Send media and files each up to 4 GB in size.
Premium: Faster Downloads
• Download media and files at the fastest possible speed, with no limits.
Premium: Doubled Limits
• Follow up to 1000 channels.
• Connect 4 accounts in any app.
• Organize your chats into 20 folders, holding 200 chats each.
• Pin 10 chats in your main list.
• Reserve up to 20 public t.me links.
• Save 400 favorite GIFs and 10 favorite stickers.
• Write a longer bio for your profile and include links.
• Include longer captions for photos and videos.
• Get a new button next to any voice message to generate a transcript of its audio.
Premium: Unique Reactions and Stickers
• React with even more emoji, including :clown: and :hearteyes:
• Send unique stickers with additional effects, updated monthly.
Premium: Chat Management
• Set a default chat folder or enable tools to auto-archive and hide new chats.
Premium: Badges and Animated Profile Pictures
• Subscribers have a badge next to their name, showing they help support Telegram.
• Show off your profile video that will be animated for everyone in chats and the chat list.
Premium: No Ads
• Sponsored Messages that are sometimes shown in public channels will no longer appear.
To subscribe and get access to these features, go to Settings > Telegram Premium.
NEW FREE FEATURES
This update also includes many changes for all users – just like every future update will.
Join Requests for Public Groups
• Enable join requests for your public groups – no invite links required.
• Users who open the group will see an 'Apply to Join Group' button.
• Once approved by an admin, users will be able to participate in the chat.
Improved External Sharing
• Watch an animated progress bar when sharing large files and media to Telegram from other apps.
• Include a photo or video in the "What can this bot do?" section of your bot.
• Bots that are integrated into the attachment menu can be programmed to work in groups and channels.
Animated Profile Picture Creator
• Generate a customized profile picture using your favorite stickers and animated emoji. Create one for yourself, or for one of your groups or channels.
Ratings and Reviews
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!
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!
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.
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