Telegram Messenger 17+

Fast. Secure. Powerful‪.‬

Telegram FZ-LLC

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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.

Apple Terms of Use: https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/dev/stdeula/

What’s New

Version 8.8.1

700 MILLION USERS AND TELEGRAM PREMIUM

Telegram now has over 700 million active users. To celebrate, we're launching Telegram Premium. This subscription helps support Telegram and gives you access to exclusive additional features. All existing Telegram features remain free for everyone.

NEW PREMIUM FEATURES

Premium: 4 GB Uploads
• Send media and files each up to 4 GB in size.

Premium: Faster Downloads
• Download media and files at the fastest possible speed, with no limits.

Premium: Doubled Limits
• Follow up to 1000 channels.
• Connect 4 accounts in any app.
• Organize your chats into 20 folders, holding 200 chats each.
• Pin 10 chats in your main list.
• Reserve up to 20 public t.me links.
• Save 400 favorite GIFs and 10 favorite stickers.
• Write a longer bio for your profile and include links.
• Include longer captions for photos and videos.

Premium: Voice-to-Text
• Get a new button next to any voice message to generate a transcript of its audio.

Premium: Unique Reactions and Stickers
• React with even more emoji, including :clown: and :hearteyes:
• Send unique stickers with additional effects, updated monthly.

Premium: Chat Management
• Set a default chat folder or enable tools to auto-archive and hide new chats.

Premium: Badges and Animated Profile Pictures
• Subscribers have a badge next to their name, showing they help support Telegram.
• Show off your profile video that will be animated for everyone in chats and the chat list.

Premium: No Ads
• Sponsored Messages that are sometimes shown in public channels will no longer appear.

Premium: App Icons
• Choose from several new Telegram icons for your home screen.

To subscribe and get access to these features, go to Settings > Telegram Premium.

NEW FREE FEATURES

This update also includes many changes for all users – just like every future update will.

Join Requests for Public Groups
• Enable join requests for your public groups – no invite links required.
• Users who open the group will see an 'Apply to Join Group' button.
• Once approved by an admin, users will be able to participate in the chat.

Improved External Sharing
• Watch an animated progress bar when sharing large files and media to Telegram from other apps.

Verification Badges in Chats
• Verified groups and channels now also show their badge at the top of the chat.

Better Bots
• Include a photo or video in the "What can this bot do?" section of your bot.
• Bots that are integrated into the attachment menu can be programmed to work in groups and channels.

Improved support for ProMotion displays
• Smooth 120 FPS animations on all new iPads and iPhones.

Faster and Stronger
• Over 100 fixes and optimizations to improve speed and reliability.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
24.2K Ratings

24.2K Ratings

fakdelin ,

About Telegram 8.4

I love Telegram with all my heart. I was pleased with the updates all the time, when you changed the settings to smoother corners, when you added customization functions for the application itself and its icons. But the latest update is disappointing enough. I hate instagram, but now I understand that telegram is turning into it. Quick reactions that interfere, it would be cool if it was possible to turn them off, and then, when I decide that I need them, turn them on. The calendar search is simply taken from the search for stories on Instagram, and I would not say that this is cool, it would be cool to have the right to choose here, because someone may like it when the whole screen is covered by another window, but someone does not. I do not want to hate Telegram, this cool application, after all, remains basic for me to use, but I think it would be good if Telegram remained unique from other applications :)

Password or touch id ,

You should think about the new offline messenger feature

You should think about the new offline messenger feature. We are now in Kiev, Ukraine. At the moment, on February 24, we were attacked by Russian troops, people are in fear, there are periodic interruptions in communication, both with Wi-Fi and LTE. In this fuss and a break from the news, I started looking for an offline messenger, because if necessary, you need to somehow contact those who are nearby, WITHOUT INTERNET. All the apps that I found are very old and not as famous as Telegram. I thought, why don't you add an offline messaging function? At least for the connection to be at a Bluetooth distance, at least some, it’s already better than nothing, especially in emergency moments when there’s neither a solo connection nor Wi-Fi. I'm wondering why no one has created this function before, it could help people a lot in difficult situations. Peace to all and I don’t want anyone to feel what the Ukrainian people are experiencing at this time!

Fghjyu ,

The default cache setting eats all memory

I encountered such an issue once, that all my memory was consumed by telegram cache and since then changed my settings to a minimum available cache of 5GB and keep media time to 3 days.
A few days ago I started again to experience the lack of memory and Telegram was not even showed as an app, which consumes a lot of memory. Only having this issue in past helped me to understand the cause and solve it by temporarily removing the app. Now the cache is being cleaned slowly by iOS.

Please, remove these unlimited settings or at least don’t set them as default ones!

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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