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 5.12.2

System dark mode sync, iOS 13 improvements and more

• Synchronize with system dark mode on iOS 13.
• Find your most-used chats at the top of the iOS share sheet.
• Choose a default browser to use for opening links (Settings > Data and Storage > Other).
• Clear cache in channels and groups more easily.
• Enjoy streamlined design in Storage Usage settings.

• Various iOS 13 optimizations.
• Fixed issue with some messages not being sent when replying from the lock screen.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
617 Ratings

617 Ratings

httpjune ,

love it but...

i looOove this app so much!! i’ve been using this since last year and it’s been great even tho there can be minor bugs. i just don’t understand why my number is showing up to the person i’m talking to even though he/she is not listed on my contacts. i can’t see her number but she can with mine. i’ve tried everything to hide my number but it just seems to not work at all. also, when i play uno, the cards seem to be troubled because it won’t show up immediately and it could take a while for me to pick a card because it won’t show up!! pls fix this...

Bananajanamana ,

Report: map and crash issue

I am currently experiencing some issues where the live map location of the person I’m talking to keeps popping up even when I’m not opening it. It pops up more or less 10 times and I have to close them all to get back to the conversation only to have it happen again while I am typing. It gets annoying since it disrupts me from having a normal conversation. It only happens to my telegram app and I have already tried deleting and redownloading the app. Since I’ve redownloaded the app, it still constantly happens and now my app keeps crashing along with it. I am an avid fan of telegram and I hope this issue gets fixed as I prefer this messaging app over all the messaging apps out there. I do not want to have to switch to another messaging app just because of this issue.

Developer Response ,

Sorry for the inconvenience. We'll fix this in the next update.

Cire0001 ,

Great messaging, please add custom notification sound support

Love the app. Messaging on it is truly a joy. I really like how customizable the themes are. I wish that customizability extended to the notification sounds though. I have custom ringtones on my phone, which I use as notification sounds for iMessage. Sadly, I can’t do that for Telegram as it only recognizes default notification sounds. Is there a way Telegram can also access custom ringtones? If so, please add the feature in upcoming updates.


Digital Fortress LLC
177.8 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 and watchOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Catalan, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian

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This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


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