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Telegram Messenger

By Telegram LLC

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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 5000 members and you can create channels to broadcast messages to an unlimited number of subscribers. 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 is based on the MTProto protocol that is built upon time-tested algorithms to make security compatible with high speed delivery and reliability on weak connections.

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 and broadcast lists of up to 5000 members, 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.

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.

SUPPORT: For real-time support, please go to Settings in Telegram and select “Ask a Question” to send a message directly to our support volunteers. You can also email us at

What's New in Version 3.13

- iOS 10 users can now ask Siri to send Telegram messages.
- Introducing a major update to Telegram's Bot Platform: Bots can now offer you rich HTML5 experiences, like games.
- For a taste of what's coming your way, check out our demo @gamebot.
- You can use these bots in inline mode: simply type '@gamebot ' in any of your chats to share a game and compete with friends.
- All games are loaded as ordinary web pages, so this update won't add a single byte to the size of our apps.


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Customer Reviews

Searching is hard!

The app is great but it needs serious modifications about its notifications. It gets messed up when you have many channels and groups joined. It has to have an option to separate groups and channels so we can find whatever we want easier. Also it should have an option to have notifications from contacts but not from groups or channels.
Also it has a problem in blocking the contacts which is serious. It doesn't keep some of the contacts that I blocked, blocked.
Also it should have more protections about the phone number we give it. It should show some parts of it with **** in privacy settings so even if we get hacked, we still can count on our privacy to some extent.

Still good

The functionality that was present in the last build is just as good with it being a lightweight extensible client. The big new feature to me was Siri integration. Unfortunately I can find no documentation on how to use it since there truly isn't a site dedicated to the mobile app, just a link to the App Store on the regular telegram website. Siri as I can tell that it should be used always tells me the contacts I'm attempting to message aren't on telegram. So either I'm doing it wrong (and who knows, no documentation) or it doesn't work.

Landscape Mode

It's obviously one of the best messaging apps with some cool features such as secure chats, channels, web and desktop clients, stickers, and automatic photo and video optimization.

But it doesn't look nice on iPhone 6s+ when the phone is in landscape mode. They could change the view to look more like the iOS Messages or Mail app with a nice comprehensive column view.

The notifications are usually 5-10 minutes late when I get a new message, whether I'm connected to WiFi or cellular.

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  • Free
  • Category: Social Networking
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  • Version: 3.13
  • Size: 61.7 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, Arabic, Dutch, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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