Telegram

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4.3
11.1M reviews
1B+
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Content rating
Rated for 12+
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About this app

Pure instant messaging — simple, fast, secure, and synced across all your devices. One of the world's top 10 most downloaded apps with over 500 million active users.

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 phones, tablets and computers at once. Telegram apps are standalone, so you don’t need to keep your phone connected. Start typing on one device and finish the message from another. 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.

100% FREE & OPEN: Telegram has a fully documented and free API for developers, open source apps and verifiable builds to prove the app you download is built from the exact same source code that is published.

POWERFUL: You can create group chats with up to 200,000 members, share large videos, documents of any type (.DOCX, .MP3, .ZIP, etc.) up to 2 GB each, and even set up bots for specific tasks. Telegram is the perfect tool for hosting online communities and coordinating teamwork.

RELIABLE: Built to deliver your messages using as little data as 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, animated stickers and emoji, fully customizable themes to change the appearance of your app, and an open sticker/GIF platform to cater to all your expressive needs.

SIMPLE: While providing an unprecedented array of features, we take great care to keep the interface clean. Telegram is so simple you already know how to use it.

PRIVATE: We take your privacy seriously and will never give any third parties access to your data. You can delete any message you ever sent or received for both sides, at any time and without a trace. Telegram will never use your data to show you ads.

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.
Updated on
Jun 22, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
4.3
11.1M reviews
Danae Gucci Lakay
June 2, 2022
Absolutely love this app it's much better then what's app but recently it's been very slow. Constantly connecting videos, voice notes, photos, video notes and GIFs take for ever to upload and when you send a message it's not instant no more. Is there an update for telegram because this is really annoying and I do not want to uninstall it from my phone. But if push comes to shove it's gone. And it would also be cool of they had a status update function I still give it 4stars
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Cameron
June 11, 2022
I used to love this app and I want to continue to use it, but there are constant connection issues. Whenever I try to make a call, I have to wait for the "connecting..." to go away. When you respond to a message in your notifications tab, it won't actually send until you open the app and allow it to connect. The general phone call quality has also declined.
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Telegram FZ-LLC
June 14, 2022
Hello, if you are seeing a 'Connecting...' message both on WiFi and mobile data, you may need to enable a VPN to properly connect to the app. If a VPN doesn't help, please contact us at support@telegram.org and include "connection" in the subject of the email.
Jamie Cottrell
April 17, 2022
This app would be really good, but for constant connection issues. Even when other apps connect just fine, Telegram endlessly says "connecting." Messages sometimes do not send for hours. Frequently, a notification will show up, but when the app is actually opened, the message does not show up. Seriously, this is the most basic functionality expected of a messaging app.
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Telegram FZ-LLC
April 20, 2022
Sorry that you're having trouble accessing Telegram – if you are seeing a 'Connecting...' message both on WiFi and mobile data, you may need to enable a VPN to properly connect to the app. If a VPN doesn't help, please contact us at support@telegram.org and include "connection" in the subject of the email.

What's new

Introducing Telegram Premium (all existing features remain free):

- Doubled limits on everything in the app
- Increased download speed
- Sending files up to 4GB each
- Converting voice messages to text
- Advanced chat management
- Stickers with full-screen animations
- Additional reactions
...and more in Settings > Telegram Premium

Other Improvements
- Join requests for public groups
- Chat preview with scrolling and actions
- Auto-saving of media to gallery
- Over 100 fixes and optimizations