Description

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, LIVE STREAM RECORDING, READ RECEIPTS IN GROUPS AND INTERACTIVE EMOJI

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

3.3 out of 5
7.3K Ratings

7.3K Ratings

Hidayah Azam ,

Random Suggestion

Please create starred button like WhatsApp because it is harder to find important information as the conversations are too much especially in a group chat. Star button will ease us, the users to quickly find any message that has been starred. Also, create search button in chat too, just like WhatsApp tool. By typing words that we remember, we can find the old message that we want easily. Thank you.

Another complaint, WHY I CANNOT DELETE ANY MESSAGE ON GROUP?? If i want to delete anything, an message will appear said i didnt have to free space???? Just let me delete whatever i want!!

sarahhaderan ,

LOADING and BUG and EVERYTHING

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!

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.

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

Supports

  • Wallet

    Get all of your passes, tickets, cards, and more in one place.

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

  • Siri

    Get things done within this app using just your voice.

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