Description

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 7.6.2

VOICE CHATS 2.0: CHANNELS, MILLIONS OF LISTENERS, RECORDED CHATS, ADMIN TOOLS

Millions of Concurrent Listeners
• Start limitless Voice Chats in Groups and Channels.
• Host discussions that can be listened to by millions of people simultaneously.

Voice Chat Recordings
• Record voice chats to share or publish in Channels later.
• See that a chat is being recorded from the red dot next to its title.

Improved List of Participants
• See user bio texts right from the list of participants.
• Raise your hand to show admins you want to speak.

Management Tools
• Create separate Voice Chat Invite Links for listeners or speakers.
• Change the title of your Voice Chat to give people an idea of the current topic.
• Join Voice Chats as one of your Channels to hide your personal account.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
3.8K Ratings

3.8K 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.

vikituranyi ,

Love the app but there is a suggestion

I love the app, use it all day long. Great stickers and I am satisfied with everything but there is one little thing that does annoy me that other similar app’s have already implemented. The language swap between chats. One of my chats is in English the other in Hungarian and every time I enter a different one I have to adjust the language on my keyboard. I hope this is something that can be an “easy fix” because I’m sure many other are in the same boat, having conversations in multiple languages and chats. I know I do not have to set it for FB messenger for example. Other then this I love and will continue to use and enjoy the app and it’s features 😊👌🏼

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, 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:

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

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

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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