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 7.7

Scheduled Voice Chats
• Schedule voice chats to let participants know about them in advance.
• View a countdown to the voice chat and get notified when it starts.

Who is Who in Voice Chats
• Browse full-sized profile pictures and expanded bios directly in the list of participants.
• Update your profile pic and bio from the voice chat window.

Improved Media Player
• Pinch media in a chat to zoom in right away, without tapping to open it.
• Fast forward and rewind videos by holding the +/- 15s buttons.

Payments 2.0
• Offer real goods and services for sale in any group, channel or bot – Telegram doesn't charge a commission.
• Pay for goods directly using one of 8 integrated payment providers – Telegram doesn't see your payment info.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
15.6K Ratings

15.6K Ratings

eltehass ,

Great and powerful chat app, but..

You are making a really great work. For me, my friends and other people from society it's the messenger numbers one, besides my parents:)

But the main thing isn't about it. Can I ask you about one little thing? Lot of people listen music or audio books in your app and get a really great experience especially with a nice player. But when you close app and restart it unfortunately you can't revoke last playing song or audio book, it's just not saving and you have to search it again in chats :(

So it you could implement this little, but useful feature, it would be very cool and useful for your users. We all love your app and appreciate telegram team work. Thanks)

Yan Pomerantsev ,

Non-intuitive interface is some cases

Dear telegram team, as you progress your great app, I see some places, that confuses people and worsen User Experience in general. I hope that you find my feedback useful and continue to bring amazing UX to people:

1. When I create a chat-bot and distribute across a group of 100+ people chat-bot starts with delays which might take up to 5-10 minutes, when many people are actively using it. Without any “loading” icon or “please wait” message it is really confusing as I cannot understand what is going on and what should be my next step on this screen.

2. When chat-bot is being referenced as a part of message in another chat-room (where chat-bot is not functioning) and I click on its reference link - instead of transferring me to the appropriate chat room, where chat-bot is able to respond I just repeat the same message in the current chat room. This confuses people as being non-intuitive and spams chat-rooms (where chat-bot is not functioning, but a link like /items-list is being referenced) with unnecessary messages.

sickness29 ,

Apple Watch app

I really love the app and it’s the only messenger I use on a daily basis, but an app for apple watch feels like have not been updated since release.

I have owned first apple watch back when those were released and telegram sometimes was stuck on startup loading animation. I’m now with SE model and this same issue still exists to this day. When you quickly close and open it again on watch it works, so it’s very weird. Makes you not wanna open it at all.
Have not had such issue with fb messenger so it makes me believe that it will be fixed someday

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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