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 4.8.2

GDPR Update

- Updated the registration process. If you live in the UK or EU, you must be 16 years or older to use Telegram.
- When signing up for Telegram, you accept our Privacy Policy.
- You can now stop updating your contacts and delete your synced contacts in Privacy & Security settings.
- If you enabled link previews in Secret Chats, you can now disable them in Privacy & Security settings.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

355 Ratings

355 Ratings

amazing messenger app

poor victim 8

the poor ratings given by some unsatisfied customers are definitely unwarranted. telegram has been the best messaging app in my experience. it still has issues (such as when the online server goes down, the app cannot be used until it is fixed). however, this is completely expected and inevitable given that it runs on an online platform. the benefits definitely outweigh the issues which is why these rude consumers complain about it and expect it to be fixed, instead of just moving to another platform. some of these benefits include seamless usage across multiple phones/tablets/computers simultaneously, not having to take up any phone space because all the information is online, never needing your phone to be connected before your com can connect to the server (unlike whatsapp), the use of stickers, GIFs, secret chats, polls, bots, etc.

definitely an amazing messenger app. definitely recommend it.

Connection & Text Problem


Just occured to me that, no matter how strong my connection is be it, WIFI or MOBILE DATA. Telegram takes forever to load!! Recently it just stucks me on the home page of the chats saying “Updating” which takes forever and to no avail !!! And i can’t see what people text/sends me, but when i try to send people a text they can see it !!! And it’s a reoccurring problem. Time over time, i strongly suggest you guys to start doing fixes and improvements instead of constantly adding new functions.

And can u guys revert telegram back to normal, like when i hold a text to click “reply” now it pops up a button for “delete” and “forward” which is pretty much not needed. To top that up it vibrates which is sort of annoying.

Please do something asap. Telegram is my platform for doing business.

A bug and a friendly suggestion!


Hi the new version has a bug where it just auto turn my messaging background to just white even tho I changed it 3 times already. I’m using dark mode. Please fix it soon!

Also, another suggestion is for telegram to save our background image once we used it before. Maybe enable us to edit and delete the ones we added ourselves and didn’t like.

I love telegram and I’ve been using it for a long time, it has never shown problems before! It’s like the best messaging platform for me especially to my loved ones!


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Requires iOS 6.0 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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