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 8.1.1

• Improved iOS 15 support, including fixes for issues with audio playback.


Chat Themes
• Choose one of 8 preset themes for any of your private chats.
• Tap the chat header > More (⋯) > 'Change Colors' to pick a theme.
• Both chat participants will see the same theme in that chat – on all their devices.
• All chat themes have day and night versions and will follow your overall dark mode settings.

Record Live Streams and Video Chats
• Record video and audio from live broadcasts in your group or channel.
• Admins can start recording from the Settings menu (⋯).
• Choose between recording in portrait or landscape orientation.
• Finished recordings are sent to the admin's Saved Messages and can be easily shared.
• See that a stream is being recorded from the red dot next to its title.

Read Receipts in Small Groups
• Select one of your outgoing messages in small groups to see who recently viewed it.
• To protect privacy, read receipts are only stored for 7 days after the message was sent.

Interactive Emoji
• Some animated emoji now have fullscreen effects when tapped – like :fireworks: or the red :heart:
• If your chat partner also has the chat open, they will see the effects when you tap the emoji.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
881 Ratings

881 Ratings

CliRon ,

Great app however...

The app worked perfectly fine but now the messages pop up as a notification. However, as soon as I click to go into the app, the message is not there. This happens particularly with my group messages. It’s important that I use this app because our neighborhood watch group only uses Telegram. Please can you fix this as a matter of urgency, it literally is a matter of our safety. Thanks.

Jus_Win_Dell ,

Modern Communication has been Perfected

This app is exactly what communication in an online and connected world should be. The limitations of geographical distance between people have been completely eradicated thanks to the internet, and the whole world can now share whatever they want with each other.

Many services are available that people can use to connect and communicate with each other, but none have come close to what Telegram has achieved. It is by far the best App for messaging and the ultimate way to share literally anything. Truly Private and extremely Secure, no restrictions on anything you share, and unlimited usage.
I can honestly say that Telegram has achieved perfection and is the only App you’ll ever need! I no longer use WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger as they pale in comparison. Recommending it to everyone I know!

Marvelous App!! I thank and appreciate everyone involved in it’s creation. You have done something truly incredible!!

lefevrier ,

Don’t receive all messages

This app worked well but recently some people said they couldn’t send messages to me. They specifically also mentioned they can’t send videos and photos to me on Telegram. Then when they tried other apps e.g. iMessage or WhatsApp they were able to send to me. I had to reboot my phone a few times to see if that will help. Which is alarming about this is that I might not be able to send or receive urgent messages to and fro from the neighborhood’s security group.

Developer Response ,

Sorry for the inconvenience. Can you please contact us by email to provide more details about the issue, we need your help to fix that! Thanks in advance!

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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