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Telegram Desktop

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

Telegram seamlessly syncs across all of your devices and can be used on desktops, tablets and phones alike. You can send an unlimited amount of messages, photos, videos and files of any type (.doc, .zip, .pdf, etc.). Telegram groups have up to 200 people and you can send broadcasts to up to 100 contacts at a time. Be sure to check our website for a list of Telegram apps for all platforms.

We built Telegram to make messaging speedy and safe again, without the usual caveats.

Why Switch to Telegram?

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

SECURE: We made it our mission to provide the best security among mass messengers. Telegram heavily encrypts all your data with time-tested algorithms.

CLOUD STORAGE: Telegram seamlessly syncs across all your devices, so you can always securely access your data. Your message history is stored for free in the Telegram cloud. Never lose your data again!

GROUP CHAT & SHARING: With Telegram, you can form large group chats of up to 200 members, send broadcasts to up to 100 contacts at a time, quickly share large videos, documents (.doc, .ppt, .zip, etc.), and send an unlimited amount of photos to your friends.

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.

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

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

What's New in Version 1.0

— Fabulous new material-style design and animations.
— Support for custom themes! Check out some themes here: @TelegramThemes.
— Convenient tools for building your own themes coming soon.

— Delete messages for everyone. When you delete your messages in groups and one-on-one chats, you can now choose to delete them for everyone in the chat, not just yourself. This works only for recently sent messages (same as editing).
— Pin important chats to the top of the list so that you never miss a new message (right click on a chat, then choose 'Pin to top').
— Groups in common. A new option in your contacts' profiles that shows a list of all groups you share with that person.

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Customer 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!!

No secret chats

It’s awful that major 1.0 release (they are out of «betas» 0.xy) of the Telegram Desktop still does not support Secret Chats. They are main selling point for a secure messenger. Alternative official application and phone clients fully support secret chats. See discussiuon #871 and #5 in the GitHub repository.

Telegram Desktop
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  • Free
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 25.1 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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