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Mature 17+
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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
Jan 3, 2023

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
12M reviews
Valentina Ella
January 27, 2023
Things have suddenly become weird with telegram. I will be able to record a voice message one day, or to one person, then the next day it doesn't work. It won't even allow me to record, despite letting me do it 2 hours ago with the same person... While the app is set to English, it's telling me things in other languages... And not languages that I understand. I will uninstall and reinstall, but that's a pain too, and it's not what anyone should have to do with a messaging app just to use it.
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January 16, 2023
I love this app but the latest update has A HUGE bug! Some video messages go to the music category and they play whilst listening to music! And you can't skip them! Like imagine listening to music on shuffle then suddenly hearing your own voice. So annoying. My main use of telegram was listening to music now it's ruined. Please fix this. Many of my friends have this problem as well.
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CMR Peach3
January 12, 2023
The latest update has RUINED this app. It's nearly unusable. I've been putting off making the transition to TRUTH social, but this latest update is going to make the change much easier. Videos don't load, constantly lagging and the settings constantly you get interrupted every 5 seconds w/notifications regardless of preferences. Obnoxious.
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What's new

• Hidden media. Send media with spoiler effects.
• Auto-remove cache. Separate settings for Private Chats, Groups, Channels – with exceptions.
• Media/Files/Music tabs in Storage Usage. Quickly clear large cached files.
• Updated media editor. New drawing and text tools, line smoothing, eyedropper, animated emoji.
• Profile photos 2.0. Change photos of contacts, suggest profile pics, choose a public photo for users who can't see your real one.

And more! For all changes, see the Telegram blog.