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.
- Dozens of minor improvements related to push notifications, badge counters, audio playback, sharing and opening documents and files – and more.
Meet Telegram 5 – a faster, sleeker and more battery-friendly Telegram completely rebuilt from scratch.
In this update:
- Improved battery usage.
- Expandable in-app notifications.
- Faster messages synchronization.
- Smooth animations in chats.
- Streaming support for audio files.
- Support for photos in push notifications.
- Improved background activity: Unmuted chats are always up to date.
- New unread counter: Shows the number of unmuted chats with unread messages (can be adjusted in Settings).
- Improved navigation for busy chats: Scroll up to see the message date. Tap this date to go to the first message of the day.
Also, all of the old bugs are gone forever. We might've added some shiny new bugs in the process – will make sure they are quickly fixed.
Ratings and Reviews
Best Messenger I’ve EVER Had
First of all, I love the very easy layout. It makes talking with my friends—and making new friends—so easy. Its phone contact-syncing capabilities are very useful. I also love how many GIFs and sticker sets can be found, and how you can even add your own stickers and GIFs to the Telegram vault. Connection is also rarely lost and chats load fairly quick.
However, the one thing that takes me out of the messenger “magic” is how after the last couple of updates, every time I spend more than five minutes in another app (while leaving Telegram open), the chat screen seems to be blank (still shows the circle outlines of people’s icons, and the message bubbles, but all are completely blank) when I switch back to Telegram. This is not a problem for me, as the chat and images immediately load back in when I start using Telegram again, but it’s just a bit strange to me. Maybe a very very small glitch.
Other than the above “however”, EVERYTHING about this app is absolutely fantastic. I would recommend using it! 5 stars for sure. :)
Could be much better
1st, all messages should be E2E,and have the option to delete sent msg on sender and recipient phone, NOT JUST IN PRIVATE CHAT. 2nd,its not competitive without video calls( which also should be e2e). 3rd, IOS USERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET A CALL OVER WIFI FOR CODES OUT OF CELL TOWER RANGE, AS LONG AS THEY ARE ON WIFI, IMESSAGE CAN BE USED BETWEEN IOS USERS, SO SURELY A MAC CAN BE USED TO SEND SMS CONFIRMATION CODES, AND THE LACK OF THESE SHOWS THAT TELEGRAM MAY BE FALLING BEHIND OTHER APPS, MAKING US QUESTION THE ENCRYPTION STRENGTH, I WOULD BE WILLING TO PAY FOR AN APP WITH E2E VIDEO CALLS THAT EXCEED IOS VIDEO OVER IP, SECURITY IS THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE TO MANY TODAY, KEEP UP WITH YOUR COMPETITION GUYS. BTW, I like the app in private chat,(Id suggest that all of it be like private chat options) and I like the option of fingerprint authentication, but the issue was i reinstalled it, and didnt realize I was screwed bc Im out of mins,and it wont call or txt ios users on imessage phone number online, many other people in poor service areas in rural areas rely on imessage for calls and txts, and I would think that the ios version would atleast have the capability to call or send an sms over ip, it should be simple, just use a mac system for setup with ios users, and please, ADD E2E VIDEO CALLS!!!
99% replaced other IM, 75% of SMS for me.
Telegram has been an awesome social/chat platform for me. I’ve been using it for a couple of years now and aside from some friends and family that only use texting/SMS and workplace chats, it has almost completely replaced other platforms for me.
There are some bugs/hiccups with new features but that is always expected, overall I have been extremely satisfied with the usability and I love how well it works on virtually every type of device (iOS/Android/Windows/MAC) I’ve installed it on.
Only thing I can really gripe about is wishing group voice chats and video chatting would be implemented, but I’m sure that’s planned for the future sometime. For that reason I still use Discord occasionally, but that’s it!
- Digital Fortress LLC
- 132.6 MB
- Social Networking
- Requires iOS 9.3 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.
- © 2018 Telegram LLP
Get all of your passes, tickets, cards, and more in one place.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.
Get things done within this app using just your voice.