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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 1.96

- Fixed critical bug with constant updating

Previous update:
- Autoplay GIFs in chats
- Option to exclude muted chats from badge counter
- Redesigned selector for hashtags, commands and username suggestions
- Report spam buttons for new chats
- Improved speed


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Customer Reviews


Telegram is akin to WhatsApp only not owned by Facebook. end to end encryption goes much appreciated. I abandoned Whatsapp when they sold out to Facebook, discovered this within the week and instantly knew this was the replacement. Still using it a year later, albeit not as much as iMessage but still, it’s my #2 messenger. Keep up the execellent work!

Ridiculous app!

The way telegram binds to cell phone numbers is ridiculous. People change cell phone numbers all the time, it’s not a reliable id to use. Yet telegram completely relies on it and once your phone number is owned by other people, the new owner is completely in your shoes!!!

OTOH, it also is VERY suspicous why telegram asks for so many permissions, smells very evil. To start with, they pull the numbers off of your contacts and bind them to your telegram account immediately. WHO THE HELL TELL YOU TO DO THAT? DID YOU GET MY PERMISSION AT ALL? No, they don’t tell you that.


channel bug

it doesn’t work well with cahnnels. it keeps crashing all the time.
Telegram is awesome.

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  • Free
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.96
  • Size: 7.4 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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