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Telegram Messenger LLP

    • 4.1 • 72 Ratings
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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 8.7.1

- Bug fixes and minor improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Ramil Yazi ,

Please add by default end-to-end encryption

i love this app as i have migrated from whatsapp and i come to realise one thing that the chats are not end-to-end Encrypted by default and the user has to start a "secret chat" to have an ETE encrypted chat. please make it by default. Thank You

TheSwitcheroo ,

It's OK, but get the one from Telegram's site instead

The app store version of Telegram is mostly like the desktop app downloadable from the Telegram site. Unfortunately it suffers from a major bug that has apparently been there for at least 3 years - scrollbars only appear randomly, making navigating a conversation very difficult.

Scaling the appearance also only works properly on the version downloadable from the site.

It's not clear why the app store version isn't identical to the one from Telegram's site, but it's definitely inferior.

Agalor ,

New emoji reactions are unusable on desktop

New emoji reactions for messages are great. Well implemented on your mobile app.

But have you even tried using them by yourselves on desktop?

If anyone put an emoji to a message, it's a tiny icon on the right. It's impossible to notice it if you're not looking for it.

If you want to put it, there are zero visual cues how to do it. You have to hover over a message, and an icon appears on the left. You have to not click it (then it doesn't work), you have to hover that icon now, it opens, and you have to click a tiny icon in the list. And then you have to look to the right of the message to see if it appeared, cause there is no UI feedback that shows that yes, you put it.

This feature is good, but extremely poorly designed on desktop.

App Privacy

The developer, Telegram Messenger LLP, 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