Pure instant messaging — simple, fast, secure, and synced across all your devices. Over 400 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 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 (.DOCX, .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 7.1.2


Search Filters
• Search messages by type, date or source using the new filters in Global Search.
• Use tabs to browse all media, links or documents you've ever sent or received.
• Filter search results by date (like "July 2015" or "Apr 4") or source (people, groups, channels, bots).

Anonymous Group Admins
• Turn on "Remain Anonymous" in an admin's Permissions to let them post on behalf of the group and become invisible in the list of members.

Channel Comments
• Comment on posts in channels that have a discussion group.
• Get notified about replies to your comments via the new Replies chat (if you are not a member in the discussion group).

Silent Messages, now in Secret Chats
• Send messages silently in Secret Chats by holding the Send button.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
475 Ratings

475 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!


Telegram FZ-LLC
176 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 and watchOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Catalan, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Malay, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek

Age Rating
Unrestricted Web Access
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


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