Description

Pure instant messaging — simple, fast, secure, and synced across all your devices. Over 400 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 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 (.DOCX, .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 7.3.1

INTRODUCING VOICE CHATS AND MORE

Voice Chats in Groups
• Turn any of your group chats into a hop-on, hop-off conference call.
• Choose 'Start Voice Chat' under More (...) in the group profile to create a voice chat.
• Get up to a few thousand participants in each voice chat.
• Control the number of speakers with flexible admin tools.

Editing Improvements
• Tap the pen icon when viewing a photo to edit it and send it back.
• See how many characters are left before you reach the limit when editing messages and captions.

Sticker Outlines
• Download stickers faster and watch shimmering outlines as they load.

Announce Messages with Siri
• Enable Announce Messages to have Siri read incoming messages aloud in your headphones.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

musicmugger ,

Excellent, and gets better, but

I have been using telegram for years, and I do mean many years. I am amazed when I read some of the complaints. Maybe I am lucky, but I, and all those friends I speak with on a regular basis have never complained at all. We are English, well a lot of us, and for English not to complain if something is wrong, does not happen. I do have a couple of gripes though, and that’s why I’ve not given Telegram five stars. I have been asking them how I can make myself invisible to other users. I can even do that on the most objectionable Skype. There is nothing worse than being reprimanded by someone for not answering them, and being accused you were online, because they could see you. The other moan was the call quality is sometime very bad, even when both speakers have full signal showing on their display. I’ve not used the new video function yet, but if I’m getting signal problems on speech, they will be even worse when using video. Telegram unlike Skype is low on resources, maybe that’s because Microsoft spy on you all the time, and that reduces your signal, who knows, but when I’ve moved to FaceTime with video, and it’s clear as a bell, the problem I think, must lay with Telegram. I’ve tried complaining, but as usual, their so called help never replies, one of the downsides of using geeks and not employed staff. I’ve been waiting for a reply about making yourself invisible for about three months now.

cmayberry ,

Woo Apple Watch support has returned!

I love Telegram! I had an old Apple watch in the past and I enjoyed being able to go through all my messages and read/respond to them on the watch app. I just recently got a new Apple watch and was excited to use telegram with it only to find they removed Apple watch support - meaning I could only see notifications and often couldn't see the whole convo. Was mega disappointed but glad to see it has returned!

It's extremely useful being able to have access to all your conversations on the watch and being able to read and respond to people as well as use stickers and such! Great job Telegram, thanks for bringing it back!

Developer Response ,

The Apple Watch app is now available in 5.0.13 version. Please, update the app.

Aussie8888 ,

Could be so good...

If only there weren’t so many buggy things in it! Being part of a huge group where on some days, thousands of messages come in, we should be able to select those that we want to delete from OUR side only. Not only messages that we’ve sent, but messages others have sent. But no, that’s not possible. When you click on the message, it does’ show’ the option of deleting, but alas when you choose the trash can, it brings up a helpful (NOT!!) message saying you don’t have to delete as there’s plenty of space given everything gets stored on the cloud. THAT’S NOT THE POINT!! SOME OF US JUST WANT TO KEEP RELEVANT MESSAGES and NOT have to trawl through all the others. Why is that difficult to grasp? Every other platform you can delete things you don’t want to keep. But oh no, not here.

There’s more I would feedback, if only I knew someone was listening. But no one is. From this app, we just get crickets. Who makes an app and then ignores the people using it? Doesn’t make sense to me. But then I’m only a consumer.

Hours searching for a solution results in nothing. Messages to the ‘support team’ (in app) results in deafening silence. Reaching out on social media - nada. Should I send a carrier pigeon?

App Privacy

The developer, Telegram FZ-LLC, has 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:

  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • Identifiers

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

Information

Provider
Telegram FZ-LLC
Size
167.2 MB
Compatibility

Requires iOS 9.0 and watchOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Languages

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

Age Rating
17+
Unrestricted Web Access
Location
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
Copyright
Price
Free

Supports

  • Wallet

    Get all of your passes, tickets, cards, and more in one place.

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

  • Siri

    Get things done within this app using just your voice.

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