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 8.3


Protected Content in Groups and Channels
• Content creators can restrict the ability to forward messages from their groups and channels.
• When forwarding is restricted, users will also be unable to directly save media from the chat or take screenshots.
• Toggle this option on or off via Chat Info > Group / Channel Type.

Delete Messages by Date
• Clear messages in one-on-one chats from a specific date or period of time.
• Tap the date header in a chat to open the calendar and select a single day or range to delete.

Manage Connected Devices
• Tap the new button at the top of Settings > Devices to quickly log in to Telegram Desktop or Web by QR code.
• Choose how long a device may stay inactive before it's logged out automatically.
• Select a device to control whether it is allowed to accept Calls or new Secret Chats.

Format Text in Media Captions
• Highlight text in a media caption to add formatting like bold, italic, links and more.
• Captions also support markdown like **bold**, __italics__ and ~~strikethrough~~.

Anonymous Posting in Public Groups
• Comment as one of your channels in public groups and channel comments.
• Tap the profile picture next to the message bar to choose which channel you will appear as when you send the message.

Redesigned Contact Info and More
• Enjoy the new iOS 15 look and feel of Contact and Group Info pages.
• Text recognition on pictures is now available for users on iOS 13+.
• Log in on some mobile devices by receiving a call from Telegram and entering several digits from the number that called.
• When you request to join a group and its admin or bot-admin contacts you with a message, you will see which group they are from at the top of the chat.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
131.2K Ratings

131.2K Ratings


Pretty good, but lacks end-to-end encryption

I like telegram, and I mostly use it for telegram channels rather than conversations, but I just researched that telegram doesn’t have end-to-end encryption, it’s an option available when you start a “secret chat”, or “secure chat” which is also called, but it’s weird try to explain to people that you want to start a “secret chat” it feels like you have something to hide, like you’re about to scam them or ask them for nudes idk, when you only want to have a standard in privacy, even whatsapp has end-to-end encryption in their app, even one of the companies with the greatest threats to privacy has that, and telegram which claims to be a privacy conscious company doesn’t have it by default, every chat should be end-to-end encrypted by default and not require you to do a “process” just to have something that basic

I know it’s more difficult to add that function to channels and I only ask that function to normal chats (one to one) if necessary, as I said I like telegram pretty much, and if that change is made I will happily make telegram my everyday chat

If you’re a telegram developer I’d really love if you considered that and did your best to implement it, and if you’re another user it would help if you wrote a review requesting the same so maybe they see it and decide to implement it seeing that people do care and want that

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Secure, Easy to Use

OVERALL If you’re tired of companies like facebook reading your messages, yes they really do, it’s time to up your game. Telegram and Signal are both great apps, Telegram being a bit easier, and polished. Telegram chats use two modes. In standard mode messages are encrypted and stored on their servers. In “padlock” mode messages are encrypted and stored on your device. Both are secure, however in “padlock” mode if you, for instance, buy a tablet and install Telegram it won’t show your messages from other devices. Remember, enable touch ID on your phone/iPad/macOS device and Telegram, otherwise anyone could physically access the device and read your conversations. SUGGESTED IMPROVEMENT FOR DEVS It could use one improvement, when you share via iOS it needs to have both the standard AND a “padlock” icon for secure chat. Otherwise you’ll end up with two different chats with each friend. Until then you need to select share, Telegram, and manually pick the right chat.

Also, make the “read” checkmark color customizable or bold. Or better use an “o” for unread and a check for read.

Mr.. Fisher ,

In desperate need of Group Video Chat

Hey, I’ve been using Telegram for over 10+ years and I haven’t had any problems with this application whatsoever everything works great but, there is one issue that I have with this application and that is the inability to create a group video chat that is why I can only give telegram 3 stars. I honestly believe that is a crucial disadvantage to this application I say that because, I have family and friends that live all over the world whether it be in different states or different countries and we all have telegram on our phones. That being said we would like to I’ll be able to talk in a video group chat with each other which we are unable to because this application doesn’t provide that option. So therefore since telegram doesn’t provide a video group chat option we have to download another application to be able to do that Task. Which in my opinion is extremely ridiculous because you should be able to perform the test on this app as well. Instead of making people waste valuable space on their phones by download in other apps to perform the test where y’all can provide that ability on your app so we don’t have to download other apps to perform that and we could save space on our Devices.

App Privacy

The developer, Telegram FZ-LLC, 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:

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

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


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