Pigeon for Telegram 17+

Telegram Watch Messaging‪.‬

Vincent Neo

    • 4.0 • 8 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases
  • Only on Apple Watch

Apple Watch Screenshots


Before the telegraph, Pigeons ruled the messaging industry. Today, a little pigeon lives on your watch, bringing your messages across Telegram.

That little pigeon, is none other than this app!

Pigeon is a Telegram messaging client, built just for the Apple Watch platform.

Pigeon runs directly on your Watch, without a companion iPhone app, so that if you have a cellular plan, you can chat anytime, anywhere, with just the watch alone.

Messages are communicated and received via Telegram’s official API, TDLib, to ensure the same level of secure communications, expected of the Telegram platform.
None of your personal information is collected, so that you can chat with confidence.

Pigeon receives not just plain old text messages. Formatted messages such as those with bolded, italics, underlined or strikethrough are presented as your friend had intended.

Pigeon also shows you the GIFs, stickers, photos, videos, contacts, location, voice and video notes, as well as documents* that your friend or channel had sent, while also allowing you to send* text, GIF, stickers and voice messages to your friends too!

You can even zoom in on the photos, and interact with the polls and quizzes!

Currently supported document types includes png, jpeg, pdf, mp4, txt, rtf, md, gpx^ and more.

The interface scales according to your Dynamic Type settings, to better fit your needs!

Signing in, is just 2 or 3 simple steps.
1. Using the official Telegram app, scan the QR code displayed on the watch.
2. If you have enabled Two-Step Verification, you will have to enter your password. Otherwise, you’re in!

Alternatively, you may also sign in via your phone number, if it isn’t convenient for you to scan a QR code.

You can also send* reactions, reply to, forward messages, or even delete them, directly in the app! You can also edit your messages. Long-press on any message to view these options.

View and interact with other commentators in a channel

Did your friend send you a link? Go ahead and click on it, to open a quick web preview to see what it’s about.

Pigeon pages the chat list, such that even if you have many friends, you won’t be bombarded with hundreds of chats, all at once.

Pigeon receives Telegram notifications directly, without the need for your iPhone nearby. You can also mute chats directly in the app!

If you prefer to arrange your chats on the official Telegram app via folders, Pigeon can sync and filter accordingly too!

Pigeon supports watch face complications too! Quickly view your newest messages with a tap from your watch face.

You can start new chat conversations from your synced contacts, directly from Pigeon (requires watchOS 9.x and above)

The Pigeon’s adventure had just begun, and it won’t stop here. More features and message type support are planned for the future!

*Some features requires an active subscription.
With a subscription, you would be able to go to the next page of the chat list, view older messages, send messages, reactions and replies, future feature updates, as well as to support the development efforts to keep Pigeon going!

^Feature requires watchOS 10 and above.

Pigeon is not affiliated, associated, endorsed by, or in any way connected to Telegram Messenger.

Note: In order to use without an iPhone in close proximity, a cellular-enabled Apple Watch is needed, with an active cellular plan and connection.

Privacy Policy: https://pigeonwatch.app/privacy
Terms (Standard EULA): https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/dev/stdeula/
Documentation: https://support.pigeonwatch.app/notes

What’s New

Version 1.4

It’s Pigeon’s birthday!

A year ago, version 1.0 of Pigeon was released to the world. A year later, we have a couple of new features to share, in this update!

- Document messages can now be opened in Pigeon. Supported types include PDFs, image formats such as png, jpeg, video formats such as mp4 and other files including texts
- Video Note messages are now supported
- Start new chats (require watchOS 9.x and above)
- Channel comments (if enabled by the channel admins), can now be viewed and interacted
- New ‘minimal’ chat preview mode
- Messaging loading improvements
- Updated TDLib
- Fixed bug for watchOS 9.x and below users, where messages may load below messaging bar
- Fixed issue where channel admins could previously not send messages in channel
- Fixed reactions bug, where premium users that have reacted more than once did not appear correctly

Follow our Telegram channel at https://t.me/pigeonwatch for latest news, updates or even beta testing opportunities, and join our chat group https://t.me/pigeonwatchtalk to chat with other Pigeon users and it’s developer!

Thank you for communicating via Pigeon and thank you for your support in the past year! Here’s to many more years to come!

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

🤩😭🥳😣😕😕😫 ,

This is the app you’ve been looking for

This is the worlds best app for Telegram

You can open links,
You can delete messages,
You can react to messages,
You can even play videos!
And you can also customize the app to your liking 10/10 💯💯
I can finally send telegrams on my watch since Nanogram got removed. Yay

alldayhaze ,

Don’t download this app

So I downloaded this app to be able to use telegram and within 24hrs telegram had banned my account and telephone number and when I contacted support to try to get my number unbanned they refused and said it was justified since I was trying to use third party apps so they can clearly detect that you’re using this through your watch somehow.

Do not download this as it is a complete waste of money and will only get your devices/phone number banned from the platform. Buyer BEWARE!!

Developer Response ,


With regards to allegations regarding Telegram account bans based on third party app usage, it is false. Please refer to https://github.com/tdlib/td/issues/2940#issuecomment-2186893068 which is a reply from a TDLib developer, of which, TDLib is the official open source API provided by Telegram themselves and is the API used for developing Pigeon. You may read more about TDLib here: https://core.telegram.org/tdlib

Also, Pigeon is free to use for basic features, with all subscription options having a 1 week free trial period, which you would not be charged if you cancelled the subscription during this period. Since you’ve faced issues using the app in 24 hours of using the app, you should be able to cancel it for free, if you did attempt to subscribe to it.

Clickbrain.com ,

Garbage level performance

I don’t think it has ever gotten to the point of actually opening a message when I get an alert. Constantly says updating and shows a bunch of really old messages, but never loads the one that just came in. Would really like a refund for this. It isn’t worth installing.

Developer Response ,

Hi clickbrain.com,

I apologise for the poor experience that you've faced. 

Unfortunately, there are many variables that can cause connection issues, which often are out of our control, as the developer of the app.

One of the reasons why the app is free to use for many features, such as reading newest messages, is to allow users to try the app out, evaluate its performance, usability, etc, before deciding whether or not, to subscribe for more features, of which, users can also choose to cancel during the first 7 days of free trial.

Regardless, I understand that you currently wish to refund your subscription. You may refer to https://support.apple.com/en-us/118223 for information on refunds.

Thank you.

App Privacy

The developer, Vincent Neo, 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 Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases

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


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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