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.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

1.8K Ratings

1.8K 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.

The best by a mile


How ppl can complain about this app is way beyond me. I have tried EVERYTHING ELSE there is when it comes to texting apps, and telegram x or telegram is the best, faster and more reliable than any of its competitors. The functions it brings to lite are a one of a kind and customer service, if you ever need it, is spot on. Believe me I have tried to find fault with this app and there aren't any to be found. In this reviewers opinion telegram x and its sister are the very best texting apps the world has to offer. Even iMessage takes a back seat to these. The devs are to be congratulated on their efforts to bring these to us. Keep up the awesome work guys. I'm sticking with you.

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).


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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