Pure instant messaging — simple, fast, secure, and synced across all your devices. Over 100 million active users in two and a half years.

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 (.DOC, .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 5.7

More Privacy Settings, Discussions for Channels, and Seamless Web Apps

- Choose who can see your phone number with granular precision in Privacy & Security settings.
- Add group chats to "Always/Never Share" exceptions for any privacy setting. Permissions will get updated as users leave and join the groups.
- See thumbnails for any PDF documents you send.
- Add monospace formatting and text links to your messages.

For group admins and developers:
- Connect a discussion group to your channel to get a 'Discuss' button.
- View any public channel from the web even if you don't have a Telegram account.
- Seamlessly integrate bots with web services.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
154 Ratings

154 Ratings

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!!

jacquesb91 ,

Good but have to open app for messages to come through

Find app very usefull and features better than whatsapp, however noticed that you have to open telegram every time for messages to come through on iphone 7 and 6, thus it is easy to let important messages go unnoticed when you havent opened the app regularly. Feels almost like the old mxit. Thus cannot give the app a 5 star rating. Will rather use whatsapp as main IM app as messages automatically comes through if the app is opened or not. Please fix this issue and 5 star rating will definitely be given. Thanks

Developer Response ,

Sorry for the inconvenience. Can you please contact us, we'll ask some technical information from you and it'll help to fix the issue.

Firehawk_000 ,

Loving this app

Works 1000x better than WhatsApp and like the concept behind the app. Keep up the awesome app and looking forward to using this for a long time to come.

Ps. Minor bug. Selecting multiple images from Photos app and share via telegram does not work. I have to go via the app and select photos and videos to send in the chat.


Digital Fortress LLC
160 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Dutch, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
Unrestricted Web Access
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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