An alternative Telegram client built in Swift, with higher speed, slicker animations, themes and more efficient battery use.

What's New

Version 5.0.2

- Share your location with friends in real time with Live Locations.
- Enjoy smoother performance with multiple minor improvements.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5

1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

I'b done with X


Though everywhere you hear that X version has smoother and faster animation, I would say it's not in my phone (iPhoneSE).
I agree animations are playing faster, but anywhere that a animation plays you see jump/lag and frame rate drop. Even when you swipe a chat (in the main list) the buttons appear with sudden movement, and not smooth AT ALL. In case of moving back and forth between chats and the list of chats I frequently see white screen appears on the edges of the screen, looks like a rendering issue in the end of animation.
Moreover, as a RTL (Persian) user, the text are aligned to left in the chat bubble which looks ugly and weird (this problem doesn't exist in the original Telegram)
I'm a Telegram fan, I will. Telegram is the best by far, but I'm back to the original version and keep my eyes on the future updates for X, hoping for some improvement.

Fast on iPad Pro, but only 3 stars when using Smart Keyboard


So this is fast and looks great etc, but I have one massive issue. I like to use “press return to send” type of feature with IM apps and this just does not work in this app (does in regular Telegram). It instead puts a carriage return in the message. Allow this to be toggled or ideally allow enter/return to send and cmd or Ctrl + Return to do the carriage return. Also I am having issues a with read status not syncing in the background correctly. If I read on desktop or phone and open iPad it still shows them as unread until I actually open the app (yes background refresh is enabled and I get push messages etc).

Former 3-Star rating, now updated review with new update today!


I had issues with a few bugs in the app before, there were a few features that seemed missing or broken. They have a bit of catch-up to do with the main Telegram app still, but with this update released today, I can now officially switch over to this app from the default Telegram app! It uses far less battery than the normal Telegram app and makes great use of the OLED screen on the iPhone X.


122.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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