Telegram Messenger 17+

Fast. Secure. Powerful‪.‬

Telegram FZ-LLC

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


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.

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What’s New

Version 8.9


New Sticker Panel
• Switch between sticker, emoji and GIF tabs to quickly find what you're looking for.
• Enjoy a more vibrant design with semi-transparency and improved scrolling performance on older devices.
• When typing a message, the sticker button turns into an emoji button that opens the emoji panel.

Premium: Custom Emoji Packs
• Add animated emoji from 10 new custom packs – with countless more coming.
• Get animated emoji suggestions from your packs when you enter any static emoji.
• Press and hold on a message containing emoji to see which packs were used.
• Create your own custom emoji packs for Premium subscribers.
• All Telegram users can see emoji from any pack — and try them out for free in the Saved Messages chat.

Premium: Privacy Settings for Voice Messages
• Control who can send or forward you voice messages in Settings > Privacy and Security with Telegram Premium.
• Create exceptions to add individual users or groups of users.

Gifting Telegram Premium
• Send a prepaid Premium subscription to any user from their profile page.
• Choose from a 3, 6 or 12 month duration – at a discounted price.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
23K Ratings

23K 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

yash6668 ,

Focus mode compatibility is required

Hello team !!
I would like to thank you for being a great app for being in touch with my friends n family. My first texting app always is Telegram coz it has some cool features that I miss in other apps.
But I would like to request for an important feature that is missing in Telegram, but available in other major texting apps, which is support for Focus mode that came in iOS 15.
It allows user to add a person for bypassing the DND or whatever the Focus mode is. Now if I add a person, I won’t be getting any telegram pings from that person. But if I add Telegram app to Focus mode exceptions, then entire Telegram chat messages will be getting notified to which is utterly disappointing.
Kindly add this support for Telegram.

Sanket_B ,

Great app with few issues

I’ve been using this app for regularly few months now, everything is great. There are way more features than other apps. Nut there are few issues which I observed.

1. Last seen/ online badge issue : sometimes this works perfectly and shows last seen time in hours. But sometimes it shows that the next person is online while in reality they are offline. This takes around 5 mins to reflect the offline status. Also If I have to check the actual time the person was last online I have to go into contact info and then I can check the time.

2. App crash : This one is more annoying. Whenever I try to search a sticker it crashes. Also if the sticker has some animation when we tap on it, then also sometimes the app either lags or crashes.

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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