Telegram Messenger 17+

Fast. Secure. Powerful‪.‬

Telegram FZ-LLC

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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.

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What’s New

Version 9.1.1

Introducing Topics in Groups
• Groups with more than 200 members can now have their discussions organized into topics.

Voice-to-text for Video Messages
• Premium users can now convert both voice messages and video messages into text.

Redesigned Night Mode
• Colors are more balanced with better blurring effects as you scroll.

Minor Design Improvements
• New animation when you swipe left to reply.
• New menu with call options when tapping on phone numbers in user profiles.
• New placeholders when loading messages in groups and channels.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
535 Ratings

535 Ratings

Tontu Admirer ,

Weird Unicode encoding related bugs

Hello Telegram Developers, I am here to say that throughout the entire time using iPadOS, after switching from Ubuntu on a crappy desktop (I switched from Windows there), I have had very tough and awful that have affected me so negatively, sometimes they affected my entire mental state and prevented me from finishing important work. I talk pretty much exclusively with about five very important friends. We all communicate in Czech as some don't properly understand English. Whenever I am using a Czech language keyboard, the virtual keys get stuck. This might be a base system daemon issue, or something with Apple's XNU kernel, although it definitely doesn't seem to be exclusive to your application, it is definitely true, that it's something almost exclusive to telegram. Please look into this. I can record it if you want and send by email. It usually happens with characters like: .,?!

Sakino ,

Missing message detail info

Dear developers. I really like Telegram a lot and I push hard all my friends to use just Telegram for messaging because after my research of owners of all major messaging apps Telegram is the only trustworthy messaging app. BUT! The only feature that I miss on Telegram a lot (in comparison to Whatsapp) is that in a group chat I can’t look who and when got/read my message. If for example I invite my friends to a meeting, I need to know who of them already read my message and who not. Thanks for adding this feature in the future 🙏

petpet1111 ,

Telegram not connecting to Apple Watch

Good app but I am not able to connect Telegram with my iWatch. After I downloaded the app I found in the Telegram app setting a section for Apple Watch but then my iWatch needed a software update and after that the section for Apple Watch from Telegram app disappeared. Very disapointed as it was there before. Any idea? Can you please help?

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 based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


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