Description

Pure instant messaging — simple, fast, secure, and synced across all your devices. Over 400 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 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 (.DOCX, .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 7.3.1

INTRODUCING VOICE CHATS AND MORE

Voice Chats in Groups
• Turn any of your group chats into a hop-on, hop-off conference call.
• Choose 'Start Voice Chat' under More (...) in the group profile to create a voice chat.
• Get up to a few thousand participants in each voice chat.
• Control the number of speakers with flexible admin tools.

Editing Improvements
• Tap the pen icon when viewing a photo to edit it and send it back.
• See how many characters are left before you reach the limit when editing messages and captions.

Sticker Outlines
• Download stickers faster and watch shimmering outlines as they load.

Announce Messages with Siri
• Enable Announce Messages to have Siri read incoming messages aloud in your headphones.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
584 Ratings

584 Ratings

shdili ,

I love Telegram but..

I am using this app since 2015, I enjoy using this app to chat with my close people. It is super fast and convenient however there have been a lot of updates so far. Some of them are I think really causing problems, personally I think the feature to be able delete whole chat without 2 parties consent is really annoying. Why would telegram allow users to delete whole chat where can be important information to other part? The chat’s data belongs to 2 people. I do not understand why someone can delete my data without my consent!!! Please remove this feature I believe it has caused many problems among other users too.

Tomtom888888888 ,

Waiting too long for bug fixes

In my opinion this is the best app ever to contact other people. Best features, best stickers, high quality calls... Although it has a few bugs that are still not fixed: audio calls being dropped for no reason on 12 Pro Max on cellular, screen is always on when using the speaker during audio call - this drains the battery and is really annoying at night. Also: when someone calls you when your screen is locked and you pick up - the every notification during that conversation will wake up your screen so you have to take the phone away from your ear and close again to get the black screen.

And this - with every update we get new features and stickers, sometimes just a new look of something... when basic bugs are still not fixed for a year.

Trololo2467853268 ,

Autoplay voice messages

Everything is perfect, BUT please add option to disable autoplay of all voice messages. For example, there is a common chat where some people are using voice messages and some using typed messages at the same time. When there are dozens of unread messages autoplay is pain in the a**, I've listened 1 message, next several messages I have to read, but autoplay starts playing next audio message which could be sent much more later.

App Privacy

The developer, Telegram FZ-LLC, has 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:

  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • Identifiers

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

Information

Provider
Telegram FZ-LLC
Size
167.2 MB
Compatibility

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

Languages

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

Age Rating
17+
Unrestricted Web Access
Location
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
Copyright
Price
Free

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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