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 200,000 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.
Introducing Archived Chats, Online Badges, New Passcode and More
• Swipe left on any chat to archive it.
• Swipe left on your archive to hide it from the chat list.
• Pin an unlimited number of chats in your archive.
• See who is online straight from the chat list and sharing menu.
• Copy links to messages in private groups to share with other group members.
• Use a 6-digit passcode to lock your Telegram.
• Clear recently used stickers.
Ratings and Reviews
Amazing messaging app, but needs two more things.
This app is top-notch. Like, it’s literally the best messaging app I have ever used on my iPhone to communicate with my friends who use Androids. Before using this application, I had used Google Allo, but I made the switch because Allo is shutting down this coming March. One great feature Allo had that Telegram is lacking is the ability to “like” other people’s messages. It’s a fun, simple way to add small input to the conversation. Additionally, Telegram should have the ability to send small and big text. While holding the blue “send” button after typing a message, we should be able to slide up or down on the screen in order to adjust the size of the text we are sending. This is another awesome feature that Allo implemented really well. Other than those two things, this app really has it all. I hope to see a future update soon where these small features are added!
Great App, simple and intuitive
The app itself is amazing and it works incredibly well. I use this more then any other messaging app and even got most of my contacts to use it. Most people know I use Telegram more so they so normally download it just to contact me and end up using the app more regularly.
If I could make a suggestion, I would love longer video messaging like add an extra minute or something or cap it at 5 minutes. It doesn’t bother me but it would be nice.
Another thing is I don’t know if it’s just me but audio messaging records from the camera microphone, I would love it if the app uses the mic in the bottom ( I use iPhone 6) and honestly that’s my only gripe, I’m writing this review in hopes of reaching out and maybe getting an update that allows the mic in the bottom tone used instead of the camera mic. Also I enjoy the app so why not make a review.
New bugs in version 5
Telegram was almost bug free, but version 5 introduced a host of new bugs that were previously fixed. 1) "Last seen" time is no longer accurate. It takes a few minutes to update. Often it tells me that I was last seen 30 minutes ago, when I'm online! 2) the search feature is broken: it has the glitch that only shows 100 results maximum. Previously it used to tell me how many messages each person sent to the chat, which was in the tens of thousands. Now each person has allegedly only sent 100 messages. 3) The same old message notification keeps being pushed to my Notification Center after I've cleared it from there multiple times. This happens for days at a time for the same notification.
EDIT 12/19: Developer mentioned the update, well issue 1 was not fixed with the recent update that was pushed out. However, I can report that issue 2 has been fixed. Still noticing issue 3, and will email about it. Thanks
Developer Response ,
Sorry for the inconvenience. We've already fixed 1 and 2 and the app waiting for approval in the store. Regards bug #3 can you please please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org to provide more details about the issue.
- Digital Fortress LLC
- 154.5 MB
- Social Networking
Requires iOS 8.0 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 app.
- Unrestricted Web Access
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2019 Telegram FZ-LLC
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