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 6.3


Telegram is now among the top 10 most downloaded and most used apps in the world.

Increased limits for sending files
• Share and store unlimited files of any type, now up to 2 GB each.

Profile Videos
• Set a Profile Video instead of a static picture.
• Apply effects and choose a key frame as the cover for your Profile Video.
• Quickly change back to a previous profile photo or video by tapping ‘Set as Main’.

Improved People Nearby
• See how far away your chat partner is when somebody contacts you via the People Nearby screen.
• Get a greeting sticker suggestion when you open a chat from the People Nearby screen.

Mini-thumbnails, Group Stats and More
• See what media is in a message thanks to new mini-thumbnails in the chat list, message search and notifications.
• View detailed statistics for the large groups you own.
• If you're getting too much attention, flip a switch in Privacy & Security settings to automatically archive and mute all new chats from non-contacts.
• Enjoy new wavy animations below your finger when recording a voice or video message.
• Send a single football emoji to see if you score a goal.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

Martynet ,


Can you please implement automatic translation to English? I'm part of French and Spanish groups and I'm tired of copy/pasting. Thank you

He's A Journeyman Bill ,

Do not use for serious business group

After working on building group over time, one day our group was deleted . Emails, messages, tweets...asking for assistance to fix or explanation what happened went on deaf ears. Completely ignored.
Use another instant messaging device for anything that is important that you need a reliable service for.

instinctive_mediaworks ,

Multiple crashes

Ewww... multiple crashes upon launch, and an odd "Confirm your phone number" dialog that mysteriously disappeared on the first successful launch after many attempts... hmmm... not sure if enough testing is being done!


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

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This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


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