Pure instant messaging — simple, fast, secure, and synced across all your devices. Over 100 million active users in two and a half years.

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 (.DOC, .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 5.13.1

• Share Sheet suggestions now also appear in Spotlight search results.
• Control message and UI text size separately.
• The first batch of fixes and improvements has arrived to ring in 2020.

Color Gradients in Themes, Send When Online and More

• Enjoy a new advanced theme editor and themes with color gradients and patterns.
• Schedule messages to be sent when your recipient comes online (only works if you know their online status).
• Select venues more easily when sharing your location from the redesigned interface.
• Adjust the size of text throughout the app or sync it to your system setting.
• Stay in search mode when you select multiple messages while using search inside a chat.
• Choose which types of Telegram chats will be suggested in the iOS Share Sheet (Settings > Data and Storage > Other).
• Use @GmailBot to get in touch with relatives and friends that are stuck in the past.
• Send a single :christmas tree: or :snowman: emoji to any chat to set the mood with the latest animated emoji.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
4.9K Ratings

4.9K Ratings

Musiconaut ,

Can’t find/attach Gifs Bug. Still not Fixed

I wonder how the telegram team missed this glaring bug. When I want to send a gif that I have downloaded on my camera roll, I can’t find the “animated” album when I click the attach button, instead I have to search the entire camera roll to search for the gif I want. I am able to see all albums , including albums of third party apps but I can’t find the Gif album.
I have over 3000 pics and over 1000 gifs so being able to directly get into the “animated” album will be of great utility to all users instead of searching through the combined photo and gif camera roll.

I use the I use an iPhone 6s and a IPhone XR and have the 12.4 version of IOS. This bug has still not been fixed yet

Vikas Bade ,

App designed from user’s perspective and not business perspective.

A beautiful app designed the way a user would love to use a messaging service. Simplistic approach with a complex design.

I would love to see a feature in groups, wherein admins of the group (collectively) can block messaging in the group for a certain time window.

Backstory: most of the groups now a days are being used by society/community members, schools, colleges, offices etc. The primary need of these groups is just to pass information rather than having informal discussion. However the most common problem that happens in these groups is someone would start a sensitive topic and arguments and debates escalates.

So if admins have rights to close discussions in a group for some time, when such topics/debates arise that would cool off the members momentary temper.

I being a member of many such groups, think that this feature would be a great value add and to my knowledge none other messaging apps had this feature. I know that the chances of someone notices this review and read it completely are very thin, but still hope that this gets addressed.

But this is a great app!
Kudos to the Telegram Team!

~ Vikas

Prasad Chavan (SE) ,

Good app but needs a MAJOR change !

I have started using telegram recently and i think it is way cooler than other leading chatting apps. The only major problem i see is evertime i restart my phone, the app goes into configuration mode and asks to generate otp to let me use the app. it can be a security feature but it kills the experience altogether. why in the world would i like to see that screen ? its my phone, i can restart it n number of times and everytime i do that telegram bugs me! plz do something about it.


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