Description

Pure instant messaging — simple, fast, secure, and synced across all your devices. Over 100 million active users in two and a half years.

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 devices at once. Start typing on your phone and finish the message from your tablet or laptop. 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.

POWERFUL: You can create group chats for up to 200,000 members, share large videos, documents of any type (.DOC, .MP3, .ZIP, etc.), and even set up bots for specific tasks. It's the perfect tool for hosting online communities and coordinating teamwork.

RELIABLE: Built to deliver your messages in the minimum bytes 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 and an open sticker/GIF platform to cater to all your expressive needs.

SIMPLE: While providing an unprecedented array of features, we are taking great care to keep the interface clean. With its minimalist design, Telegram is lean and easy to use.

100% FREE & NO ADS: Telegram is free and will always be free. We are not going to sell ads or introduce subscription fees.

PRIVATE: We take your privacy seriously and will never give third parties access to your data.

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 5.11.1

Numerous fixes and minor improvements.

New in version 5.11:

SCHEDULED MESSAGES
• Hold the 'Send' button and select 'Schedule Message' to automatically send something at a specified time.
• Schedule reminders for yourself in the 'Saved Messages' chat.
• Get a notification when any of your scheduled messages are sent.
CUSTOM CLOUD THEMES
• Choose a custom accent color and quickly create a new theme in Settings > Appearance.
• Share your themes with other users on Telegram across platforms.
• Update your theme for all its users when you change something.

REDESIGNED MESSAGE OPTIONS
• Hold any message to open the options menu, redesigned in the style of iOS 13.
• Select part of the text in any message to copy, share, etc.

NEW PRIVACY SETTINGS AND MORE
• Choose who can find you on Telegram when they add your number to their phone contacts.
• Send a single :grin: :anguished: :rage: :poop: :cry: or :open_mouth: to check out what's new in the animated emoji department.
• Enjoy improved VoiceOver support.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
68.6K Ratings

68.6K Ratings

vedsd ,

Nothing Competes

This is my go-to messaging service. Security, speed, functionality, and fun features are all here.

There are a few downfalls to the platform, such as groups being a little clunky to create if you do not have the people you are adding to the group in your contacts, no video calling, needing to use your phone number to make an account, etc., but these are all minor issues with an otherwise superb service that is always being improved. It’s great to be able to send a file and not have to worry too much about file transfer limits, like on Discord.

Since the standard Telegram app became telegram X, I found one bug- most of my sticker packs will not correctly load, and will be unusable. That’s the only bug I’ve encountered so far.

fordguy1997 ,

New bugs in version 5

Telegram was almost bug free, but version 5 introduced a host of new bugs that were previously fixed. 1) "Last seen" time is no longer accurate. It takes a few minutes to update. Often it tells me that I was last seen 30 minutes ago, when I'm online! 2) the search feature is broken: it has the glitch that only shows 100 results maximum. Previously it used to tell me how many messages each person sent to the chat, which was in the tens of thousands. Now each person has allegedly only sent 100 messages. 3) The same old message notification keeps being pushed to my Notification Center after I've cleared it from there multiple times. This happens for days at a time for the same notification.

EDIT 12/19: Developer mentioned the update, well issue 1 was not fixed with the recent update that was pushed out. However, I can report that issue 2 has been fixed. Still noticing issue 3, and will email about it. Thanks

Developer Response ,

Sorry for the inconvenience. We've already fixed 1 and 2 and the app waiting for approval in the store. Regards bug #3 can you please please contact us by email qa@telegram.org to provide more details about the issue.

MehoCode ,

Media autosave is broken since iOS 12 release and calls dropping every few min

Hey dev team, the auto save feature for all media (images specifically) isn’t working since I updated to publicly available ios 12. It worked perfectly on all betas of iOS 12 and stable versions of previous iOS but now it became very frustrating as I expected to see all images received to be in photo gallery but aren’t being saved for some reason.
I tried reinstalling both Telegram and iOS, tested telegram on 3 different iPhones but nothing seem to be helpful in this case.
Media auto save is enabled in settings and app has access to photos so no permission issues as far as I understand.
I also sent a message to app support few weeks ago and never head back from them so this is the last step before I start looking for alternatives.
Another big issue is calls quality/reliability. Every time I call someone after few min I hear beeps that indicate lost/poor network, then I can hear other party again but they can’t hear me or call just drops after 15-20 seconds. The longer the call (multiple calls) is the more often it breaks and I have to call that person again.
I’m on latest iOS 12.0.1 and iPhone XS Max 256.
Hoping to see these two fixed in the next update.
Once this and dropping calls is fixed Telegram will be again my favorite messenger. Until then - 2 star review.

Information

Seller
Digital Fortress LLC
Size
164.8 MB
Compatibility

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, Arabic, Catalan, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian

Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Unrestricted Web Access
Location
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
Copyright
© 2019 Telegram FZ-LLC
Price
Free

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  • Family Sharing

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

  • Siri

    Get things done within this app using just your voice.

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