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 8.1.1

• Improved iOS 15 support, including fixes for issues with audio playback.


Chat Themes
• Choose one of 8 preset themes for any of your private chats.
• Tap the chat header > More (⋯) > 'Change Colors' to pick a theme.
• Both chat participants will see the same theme in that chat – on all their devices.
• All chat themes have day and night versions and will follow your overall dark mode settings.

Record Live Streams and Video Chats
• Record video and audio from live broadcasts in your group or channel.
• Admins can start recording from the Settings menu (⋯).
• Choose between recording in portrait or landscape orientation.
• Finished recordings are sent to the admin's Saved Messages and can be easily shared.
• See that a stream is being recorded from the red dot next to its title.

Read Receipts in Small Groups
• Select one of your outgoing messages in small groups to see who recently viewed it.
• To protect privacy, read receipts are only stored for 7 days after the message was sent.

Interactive Emoji
• Some animated emoji now have fullscreen effects when tapped – like :fireworks: or the red :heart:
• If your chat partner also has the chat open, they will see the effects when you tap the emoji.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
16.7K Ratings

16.7K Ratings

by thop ,

Drawback update

To me telegram is a most important app and it’s my every minute routine it’s a perfect app for everything but there was 2 draw back issue one was off voice chat which u people did a great job in updating that and I loved it and the another one the major draw back is a limited storage for a single chat dude r u serious this should be updated it’s an major draw back for the space for a perticular chat I need to delet previous chat by whic I may loose some important data off that perticular chat and if u plz look into this matter that would be a great thing everything security voice chat everything is perfect but the only thing limited storage for a single chat plz look into the matter and solve it as soon as possible seriously except this draw back I love telegram and seriously its my every minute routine

alookeema ,

Calls, app

After updating, the quality of the personal call has decreased significantly. The other person’s and my voice has become so low that we have to put microphones in our mouths. The background is now so silent that I went into a deep void of loneliness.
Now the colours and the backgrounds have also changed drastically even though I’m not able to point out what’s different but still it’s very different from the previous one.
The app looks very white and very dark at the same time which hurts my eyes.
Please fix this issue, the previous version of telegram was much better.

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

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:

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

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


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