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 8.1.2


Chat Themes
• Choose one of 8 preset themes for any of your private chats.
• Tap the chat header > More (⋯) > 'Change Colors' to pick a theme.
• Both chat participants will see the same theme in that chat – on all their devices.
• All chat themes have day and night versions and will follow your overall dark mode settings.

Record Live Streams and Video Chats
• Record video and audio from live broadcasts in your group or channel.
• Admins can start recording from the Settings menu (⋯).
• Choose between recording in portrait or landscape orientation.
• Finished recordings are sent to the admin's Saved Messages and can be easily shared.
• See that a stream is being recorded from the red dot next to its title.

Read Receipts in Small Groups
• Select one of your outgoing messages in small groups to see who recently viewed it.
• To protect privacy, read receipts are only stored for 7 days after the message was sent.

Interactive Emoji
• Some animated emoji now have fullscreen effects when tapped – like :fireworks: or the red :heart:
• If your chat partner also has the chat open, they will see the effects when you tap the emoji.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
4.6K Ratings

4.6K Ratings

paola.perezros ,

La mejor sin duda pero se debería mejorar más aún

Telegram marca la diferencia entre los servicios de mensajería por Internet existentes. Para que este servicio sea el mejor para todo el mundo y para puntuarlo con 5 estrellas propongo la sugerencia de poder destacar los mensajes.

Developer Response ,

Gracias por tu sugerencia. Por el momento, puedes usar la opción de reenviar los mensajes que consideres importantes a tu chat de Mensajes guardados, al que puedes acceder desde Ajustes > Mensajes guardados.

Recuerda que si tienes cualquier duda o sugerencia, puedes escribir a nuestros voluntarios desde Ajustes de Telegram > Hacer una pregunta.

thesameallover ,

Obra maestra

Todo en Telegram me admira. La velocidad, la fiabilidad, la simplicidad, las funcionalidades, y la capacidad para actualizarla cada poco con novedades de impacto. Le pongo 4 estrellas porque inquieta no saber dónde está el modelo de negocio. Dice que es gratis y siempre lo será, y que jamás venderán los datos a terceros. ¿Por qué tanta generosidad? Quisiera saber si son capaces de responder aquí debajo. Y una sugerencia: falta una funcionalidad killer que haga que la gente de verdad pase a usar Telegram. No sé cuál es, pero confío que los cerebros de Telegram estén centrados en dar con ella mientras la actualizan con funcionalidades vistosas y que nos encantan, pero prescindibles. He recomendado Telegram sin cesar desde 2015 y, a pesar de ello, la mayoría siguen en WhatsApp, que es como empeñarse en ver pelis en VHS.

Developer Response ,

Hola. Me alegro de que te guste Telegram :-)

En nuestras preguntas frecuentes puedes encontrar respuesta a la mayoría de preguntas. Revisa:

Recuerda que si necesitas ayuda con la app o tienes alguna otra pregunta, puedes escribirnos desde Ajustes de Telegram > Hacer una pregunta.

mujer libre ,

No quiero ver quien se une

Me chifla Telegram, pero me agota tener que borrar ventanas cada vez que entro notificándome qué contactos míos se han unido 😫 llevo dos días preguntando a los voluntarios de soporte y no me contestan, me podéis decir qué puedo hacer por favor?

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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