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

3.7 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

Wy AK ,

Not working for iPhone 6+

This is my first time reviewing but I need to take this matter to light, so here I am. Telegram is a very good app. It let’s you use stickers, call in-app, reply to messages, and even have private channels and stuff. I didn’t have any problem with it whatsoever until I downloaded my iOS into 12 and after updating my telegram afterwards, I couldn’t even open up the app. It keeps on existing without even letting me see what’s inside it. Please fix the problem. It’s good to always keep your apps up-to-date but don’t make it so that even your long-time customers who may or may not have updated their phone have a hard time using it. It should be an app where it’s possible to be used in any version.

sarahhaderan ,


supposed to like this app so bad! i can download videos such as dramas and movies easily without going to chrome whatsoever. Somehow, now it's different, too many bugs, loading, lagging and stuck this and there, just played the apps for several minutes and there you go! blank to the phone's home screen! download a video, before, if i downloading videos (even many videos) when i check other channels or chats, the videos keeps on downloading unless i close the apps, but now, even i open other chats or channels (still in this app!) downloading paused and stuck, even when im not the channel that im downloading something, sometimes it stuck, the performance makes me think the settings goes on reset so i settings again but theres normal! its just the apps that got the problem, its been like a week already and im done with it, so hard for me to download dramas like before, chats with friends and suddenly the app goes blank? whos not mad?! please! settle this sooner!

Vryue ,

Bugs and glitches

Hi, i love using telegram however, there are too many bugs and glitches. Whenever i want to listen to an audio close, it would black out my screen (like usual) but it did not appear again and would close my phone. On other apps, my phone does not do that. It would also glitch my volume control whenever i listen to video messages. Please fix that.

Thank you


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