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This is a messenger app based on the MTProto protocol.

Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed. It’s fast, simple and free.

With Telegram, you can create group chats with up to 200 people so you can stay connected with everyone at once. Plus, you can share videos up to 1GB, send multiple photos from the web, and forward any media you receive in an instant. All your messages are in the cloud, so you can easily access them from any of your devices.

We built Telegram to make messaging safe again so you can take back your right to privacy.

Why Switch to Telegram?

FAST: Telegram is the fastest messaging app on the market because it uses a decentralized infrastructure with data centers positioned around the globe to connect people to the closest possible server.

CLOUD STORAGE: Never lose your data again! Telegram offers free unlimited cloud storage for all your Telegram messages and media that you can securely access from multiple devices.

GROUP CHAT & SHARING: With Telegram, you can form large group chats (up to 200 members), quickly share gigabyte size videos, and send all the photos you want to friends.

RELIABLE: Built to deliver your messages in the minimum bytes possible, Telegram is the most reliable messaging system ever made. It even works on the weakest mobile connections!

100% FREE & NO ADS: Telegram is free and will always be free. We do not plan to sell ads or introduce subscription fees.

PRIVACY: We take your privacy very seriously and will never give third parties access to your data!

What's New in Version 1.71

- Frequently used sticker sets shown first
- Contacts list now sorted by last seen
- Compact mode for chats list is back (profile pics only)

- Fixed random crashes when loading message history
- Other bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Great messaging client! Now can we get the compact mode back the way it was?

I love Telegram and it’s the primary way my family communicates. The stickers are great, the messaging works, private chats are nice for more sensitive data (I’ll occasionally get a bank statement or something at my parents’ house, so they’ll send me pictures in a private chat) and the interface is good. I run it pretty much exclusively in Compact mode, with the list of chats on the side shrunk down so it just shows the icons. The last update removed this, but this one re-added it. But it doesn’t stick! If I quit and relaunch the app, it opens up as a list of chats and I have to expand the window so it shows the list and the chat, then drag the separator down so it just shows the icons, then shrink the window again. Not a big deal, but shouldn’t be necessary. Fix that and I’ll be back to having no complaints!

Still no fix for Korean input, but…!

This is the third post about broken Korean input. I guess if Telegram doesn’t care much about Korean input inconvenience, I should consider moving back to KakaoTalk…

UPDATE on 7/27: Mikhail from Telegram reached out to me and worked together diligently to resolve my issue. He made a fix to the app and gave me a chance to test it out through Beta version, and it worked fine. I was going to hold off on updating the review until the fix comes out to production, but well, his help was so awesome, I am changing the review now~!

Thanks Mikhail!!

pictures auto download problem

plz add the ability to prevent pictures from auto download in mac version, awsome app by the way :)

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  • Free
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.71
  • Size: 5.2 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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