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 100,000 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.

What’s New

Version 4.8

• Create polls in groups and channels – right from the attachment menu.
• Support for custom languages. Crowdsource a cloud-based language using our Translations platform - then apply it in real time.
• Pinned messages in small groups and Saved Messages.
• Greatly improved performance for GIF playback.
• Minor improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
177 Ratings
177 Ratings
AhmadrezA_6248 ,

very important feature that missed in macOS version

you guys doing excellent! Thanks for this clean design! i really appreciate that. but i just wanna one more option to make this app perfect! please add an option that users can turn off automatic downloads for images videos and … just like mobile versions. i think everyone has my point too and we can use less internet charge! cause we are force to download unwanted stuffs! please add this feature.

Thanks for reading.❤️

Salitory ,

Suggestion for more quick forwarding


I want to suggest a feature that I think would make app more convenient.

When you want to forward a message to another group (by right click on the message and click forward) you need to click on the search bar of your contacts in the upper right corner to find one. If you do not click on that search input box and promptly start writing, the content will be written as a message (in the source of forward chat).

Now it will be better when you click forward, search box be active (so you will not have to click contact search bar for activating it).

I hope you get it! :D


Rohn Patel ,

New update stopped working on internal network at work and HTTP proxy does not work

So everything was working perfect before I updated the install. 🤷🏽‍♂️ I use telegram to stay in touch with friends while at work for tech/work related discussion. But this version stopped working on company’s internal network and setting up proxy is also not seem to be helpful and it is always ‘waiting for connection…’ mode now. I regret updating.

And Why the heck are there two version of telegram on App Store? Telegram desktop is cluttered, ugly and no lonmger being maintained. Please stop confusing people. 🤦🏽‍♂️


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