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 100,000 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.
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.
New in version 1.5.1:
- Support for custom languages. Crowdsource a cloud-based language pack for Telegram in any language using our Translations platform – then apply it in real time.
- Interface scaling for large screens, up to 300% (up to 150% for macOS retina screens).
- 'Count unread messages' setting for the Badge counter in Settings > Notifications. Disable to show number of unread chats.
- Video messages displayed in shared media (under voice messages).
Also in this update:
- Listen to voice and video messages in 2X mode if you're in a hurry.
- Add a comment when sharing posts from channels.
- View all photos and videos in Twitter and Instagram link previews.
- Add emoji to media captions.
Ratings and Reviews
Telegram is the Best, by far.
I usualy don’t mind myself to write review, but I think Telegram deserves it. I’m a Telegram user from the very begining of its release and I have never seen any downside in it - I mean it. It’s getting better and better by each update, while other alternatives such as Whatsapp have nothing to say. Although I have to use Skype and Whatsapp for connecting some specific people, I never suggest them (unless for Video call). Since I started using it, I’ve never seen a crash, a bad update or anything. I think the software engineers behind Telegram are genius!!
=== Some Complaint
I noticed the "Telegram” app in AppStore is updated with latest features such as Group Photo. However, this app (“Telegram Desktop”) which is much more user-friendly in terms of UI and in particular the way it shows the replied messages didin’t get those features. I want to ask you to give the same exprience to “Telegram Desktop” users as soon as possible, please.
What is the point?
I downloaded this app on my mac first because someone that I really do not know wanted to chat. So why would I want the person to have my phone number? This app says NO PHONE NEEDED. Sounds good. So I downloaded it. It tells me to download on a phone first and requires my phone number. So I did that. Then I find that others contacting me through this app need my phone number. So what is the point? All cellphones have a messenger. Especially iPhone. What is the point again? I don’t do facebook nor do I have a google email and I don’t want them either. That is my point for even searching for such an app.
A Fantastic application that make the authoritaran regimes cringe
Telegram - Thank you! For being the mechanism that extends the voice of the people
Technology companies. (uhHmm) has to work with authoritarian regimes like Russia, Iran and USA(NSA). They will sell out their souls so that they can monetize. It is not uncommon for "East India company" to exist in the Modern world - large "Consumer Product" or large "Online Distributor” or large “Search & data collection” company, they all exist, and we all use it.
It is time for the consumers to exert their rights!!
Thank you Telegram for being mechanism that extends the voice of the people.
As long as Telegram exists - not Russia. nor any "Consumer Product company” will be able suspend our right - to think! Or to speak!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.