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 30,000 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 4.7.1

- Fixed issue with setting custom wallpapers.
- Fixed issue with joining channels via invite links.

Also in version 4.7:

- New Appearance Settings.
- Four different themes, including a night mode.
- Different font sizes.
- Different accent colors for the “Day” theme.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

17.8K Ratings

17.8K Ratings

Could be much better

Burt 198567

1st, all messages should be E2E,and have the option to delete sent msg on sender and recipient phone, NOT JUST IN PRIVATE CHAT. 2nd,its not competitive without video calls( which also should be e2e). 3rd, IOS USERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET A CALL OVER WIFI FOR CODES OUT OF CELL TOWER RANGE, AS LONG AS THEY ARE ON WIFI, IMESSAGE CAN BE USED BETWEEN IOS USERS, SO SURELY A MAC CAN BE USED TO SEND SMS CONFIRMATION CODES, AND THE LACK OF THESE SHOWS THAT TELEGRAM MAY BE FALLING BEHIND OTHER APPS, MAKING US QUESTION THE ENCRYPTION STRENGTH, I WOULD BE WILLING TO PAY FOR AN APP WITH E2E VIDEO CALLS THAT EXCEED IOS VIDEO OVER IP, SECURITY IS THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE TO MANY TODAY, KEEP UP WITH YOUR COMPETITION GUYS. BTW, I like the app in private chat,(Id suggest that all of it be like private chat options) and I like the option of fingerprint authentication, but the issue was i reinstalled it, and didnt realize I was screwed bc Im out of mins,and it wont call or txt ios users on imessage phone number online, many other people in poor service areas in rural areas rely on imessage for calls and txts, and I would think that the ios version would atleast have the capability to call or send an sms over ip, it should be simple, just use a mac system for setup with ios users, and please, ADD E2E VIDEO CALLS!!!

99% replaced other IM, 75% of SMS for me.


Telegram has been an awesome social/chat platform for me. I’ve been using it for a couple of years now and aside from some friends and family that only use texting/SMS and workplace chats, it has almost completely replaced other platforms for me.

There are some bugs/hiccups with new features but that is always expected, overall I have been extremely satisfied with the usability and I love how well it works on virtually every type of device (iOS/Android/Windows/MAC) I’ve installed it on.

Only thing I can really gripe about is wishing group voice chats and video chatting would be implemented, but I’m sure that’s planned for the future sometime. For that reason I still use Discord occasionally, but that’s it!

Chat refreshes way toooo fast on ipad version


I really like the telegram app. Unfortunately I use a bunch of different group chats. The app refreshes so fast that I cannot click on the message fast enough. I have to hit edit and then I can maybe scroll down to see it - often not.

I think that when you click on the message icon it should automatically put those messages at the very top and hold them there until they are viewed. Until this is done I cannot give it more stars because it is very aggravating to try to see who messaged me. Sometimes I have to go on the web version on my ipad but there I cannot see the line that has the message icon. It doesn’t scroll down far enough. So then I have to go on the computer to the web version there. There everything works much better.

Please make these improvements!! Thanks.


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80.7 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Dutch, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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