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.
More Privacy Settings, Discussions for Channels, and Seamless Web Apps
- Choose who can see your phone number with granular precision in Privacy & Security settings.
- Add group chats to "Always/Never Share" exceptions for any privacy setting. Permissions will get updated as users leave and join the groups.
- See thumbnails for any PDF documents you send.
- Add monospace formatting and text links to your messages.
For group admins and developers:
- Connect a discussion group to your channel to get a 'Discuss' button.
- View any public channel from the web even if you don't have a Telegram account.
- Seamlessly integrate bots with web services.
Ratings and Reviews
I don't know if ya'll check the reviews, but imma shoot my shot anyway.
So basically, with every update, unfortunately the app gets worse.
To the point that I don't really get it why do you even make an update for it?? (if you're just gonna make it worse??)
The only things that were actually good in latest updates, were the saved messages thing, that pin thing, adding a bio, and that theme thing where you change colors of your texts (i don't personally really use it but still)
With every update, the app gets slower and needs stronger connection. Which for us that live in a country that we need to be connected to a VPN to open this app, it only makes it worse.
I can't search in my audios offline anymore.. but it used to work. (in shared media, audios)
Whenever you update the app, all your information needs to get loaded again. (and no, it's not because of my phone storage)
Besides there are little things such as when people were online, it used to have a blue circle in the bottom corner of their icon (which matched the color you use for your theme.. blue for me for example)
But now in the latest update it's green???
Overall, I'd really appreciate it if these problems were fixed and you actually improved the app not making it slower and generally worse. (please please fix that offline audio search!)
Also, i had a suggestion. Maybe you could add an option where we could make playlists for our downloaded audios?? That'd be great!!
Thank you in advance, xx
Amazing messaging app, but needs two more things.
This app is top-notch. Like, it’s literally the best messaging app I have ever used on my iPhone to communicate with my friends who use Androids. Before using this application, I had used Google Allo, but I made the switch because Allo is shutting down this coming March. One great feature Allo had that Telegram is lacking is the ability to “like” other people’s messages. It’s a fun, simple way to add small input to the conversation. Additionally, Telegram should have the ability to send small and big text. While holding the blue “send” button after typing a message, we should be able to slide up or down on the screen in order to adjust the size of the text we are sending. This is another awesome feature that Allo implemented really well. Other than those two things, this app really has it all. I hope to see a future update soon where these small features are added!
I enjoy using the app much more than any other social media messaging platform. The ability to create group chats, call people, and customizable features in addition to a UI that is seamless with other devices, and doesn't stutter is a treat.
But, in some areas telegram falls short due to lack of video messaging, the traffic seems to be lower than other platforms, and searching for groups isn't as easy as some may like it to be. Regardless, a video chat feature similar to instagrams live mode would be perfect for the group chats. If possible maybe even allowing features thats on discord to be on the app, better bots would be a plus that telegram makes themselves rather than relying on other people bots. Most bots seem to not work as well as the competition.
Overall its a great 1 v 1 app, but apps such as WhatsApp or instagrams video-calling is superior, and discords bots and chat customization is superior. Telegram is the perfect middle ground that could do better.
- Digital Fortress LLC
- 160 MB
- Social Networking
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Dutch, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Unrestricted Web Access
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2019 Telegram FZ-LLC
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