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13.9M reviews
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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 800 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
Apr 23, 2024

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

Ratings and reviews

13.5M reviews
Asma Aisha Moosagie
April 14, 2024
The app is getting better, but I can't move from WhatsApp yet because it lacks some features. Message history is very important to me for record keeping (that's why I need to move from WA - daily backups get really tiring. Kudos to TG for persistent history) and in this app you have an option to clear the chat on both sides. If I have data I wish to keep, I don't want to find it suddenly got erased! There's also the really annoying "Your contact joined Telegram". I have over 4k contacts
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Lesego Moloto
April 21, 2024
This app is perfect. Better than WA if we're being honest. It keeps stories instead of removing them after 24 hours, you have an option to remove them if you want. It keeps your chat history for you. You can remove chats from both parties without leaving a trace. The only reason i gave it 4 stars is because i wish it had a built in translatior, I have turkish, arab and Serbian friends who don't speak English and we have to use an external app to translate which sometimes is tiring.
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First Last
May 21, 2024
Weird stoppage of video and or sound lately, on both WiFi and cell data connections. Opposite party also uses Telegram, similar problems on their phone. Fails to connect my speaker in my phone half the time, but shows speaker phone mode. Recently having trouble with a known Bluetooth mic/speaker box. What gives? This wasn't happening at all, a few months ago, my phone hasn't been updated. Only since the latest Telegram app.
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