Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security.
- Current Version: Varies with device
- Updated: February 18, 2018
- Requires Android: Varies with device
- Installs: 100,000,000 - 500,000,000
Pure instant messaging â 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 DiffieâHellman 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 â 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. Donât wait years for older messengers to catch up with Telegram â join the revolution today.
Neville Bokaba Published date: March 7, 2018
The application has made alot of great innovations. Its really amazing. Just two issues I personally have faced. 1. The video uploading takes long on mobile and to send. 2. It's affected by average/weak signal strength on mobile data/WiFi and as a result messages don't go through. I think it should be able to function irrespective of strength of any connection. Full Review
Jeevan Kurhade Published date: March 17, 2018
After downloading the files or document the original name of the file is changes to some no in telegram folder. "The Name of the file should not change like whatsapp, So we can download the Multiple Files at same time, it is hurrasment to see the downloaded files and rename it." So kindly do it like whatsapp and fix this in the next update asap. Full Review
Michelle Wareham Published date: February 23, 2018
My issue is with the audible alerts once joined to a group - I use it for receiving important alerts and the sounds are tied to my phone general alert sounds.... all this is fine but new messages only sound for 2 weeks then silence. ... I have to keep clicking on it to see if there's anything new. .. can't have that... I have to reinstall again. Full Review
bhaskar subramani Published date: February 20, 2018
Brooo you are great. Where were you hiding in these years. We are all fooling by a 1 app starts leter with 'W'. You came to rescue us. You proved its not only limited features which is shown by W app. You are awsome. But you have to prove and make them realize about you by giving ads. So only we can use a lot. Full Review
Larnell Carthans Published date: March 8, 2018
Abuse and dmca support does not exist. My intoduction to telegram was because my nude photo was being shared in a group chat. I am a webcam model. I blocked my region, and in have my photos removed from Google. One day my parents called about my photos in telegram. I had to download the app just to see it. My whole family was linked and added into the group before me. I wrote the group admin who blocked me. I have been sending emails to [email protected] and [email protected] for weeks. The group still exists and other webcam models have also been identified and shamed. Telegram is just a platform for enabling those with bad intentions. Full Review
vijay Nadar Published date: March 6, 2018
This app is great to share knowledge. But un secure as many boys starts texting the girl in the group inviting her in a private chat by looking at the DP. There is no option to hide status and DP from non contact person which is unsure as it happened with one of my close female friend. Less secure App Full Review
Theresa Coenen Published date: March 16, 2018
Aint no good anymore. Ive request x3 why i don't get notifications or messages unless i open the app then 10 or 15 hit mr fir last 3 days. And yes ive checked settings ect. Its a shame they went down hill so fast i used to love it. Full Review
mohamed Nafeel Published date: March 3, 2018
My only concern is about push notifications problem. some times I didn't get any notifications and sometimes it's ok. I am also using Samsung S8. I read reviews of this app. Most of users complain about notifications problem. My request to telegram is to rectify this problem ASAP and fix it. it's really very important to the users. Full Review
Youhour Kaing Published date: February 20, 2018
As always been the best app. The last 2 updates were horrible. Till now the contacts remain a major issue. Please fix asap. Contacts are all over the place and some contacts didn't show up as names on telegram. Annoying as.. Full Review
Kyra Jung Published date: February 28, 2018
Okay why my telegram keeps saying 'connecting'?? I cant send the texts or update my profile or anything? When im using a good wifi?? I tried to unistall and then install it back but its still the same. Pls fix this asap. Im a student. I need telegram okay. Thanks. Full Review
DÃ¨VndRÃ£ Reddy Published date: March 10, 2018
Please add "status" feature just like whatsapp, Instagram. I'm damn sure this is the only thing that lacks to beat anyother social messaging app. Hope this will be added soon. I'd have given 5star. I'm only giving 3 star just because to let Devs know what people really want. Full Review
Rafaella Lima Published date: March 13, 2018
The app is GREAT. I've been an avid user for years now. Only problem -- which other friends of mine have also been noticing -- is that, sometimes, it doesn't send notifications. And, sometimes, it doesn't send messages right away, until some time later. Please, fix those bugs! Thanks. Keep improving. â¡ Full Review
Published date: February 28, 2018
This is a great application no doubt. But now i need help. One bad people somehow got my number and code and created a account. I'm afraid he created any crim using my number. That's why I need help. How can I dead this account. Please reply early. Full Review
shaghayegh B Published date: March 10, 2018
I recently added new account to my telegram and it was ok but i realized i couldn't join some channels and groups. I tried it with my older account and there was no problem. Some people had this problem before and sounds nobody can help it. What should i do? Full Review
irfan laftehpour Published date: March 14, 2018
Why we can't select some conversation toghether and delete them. I have so many conversation that i don't want them i had to select and delete them one by one. It os too bad for an app with this number of installer. Full Review
ALi Shah Published date: March 8, 2018
Telegram has a bug , when chat history is too long in secret chat, it won't send messages anymore. Also please enable us to search for something in long chat history. Also it is using more battery than before. Update : Telegram is blocked in pakistan, please do something or update your servers, it is quite a pain to use vpn every time for using telegram. Pls fix it. Full Review
Farnoosh Mk Published date: February 22, 2018
Sometimes when someone joines telegram, I won't get a notification or others won't notice it if I join. Recently when you reply to a message, it is shown with delay. Otherwise it is the best messaging app ever. :) Full Review
Galang Wicaksono Published date: March 9, 2018
This is the best chat app. Oh, greetings Telegram Teams, i found some feedback. Is there able to me to forward a massage chat to multiple person? I have a problem with that when i should forwarding one by one to my work partner. Thanks Full Review
Sa As Published date: March 12, 2018
It's fun and all, but all of a sudden I can't connect and my msgs are not going thorough! I uninstalled and reinstalled it, and now it doesn't even send me the code to confirm my number. Just keep saying "loading" ... I'm so pissed as I use it as my main msging app... Full Review
Brook Powers Published date: March 3, 2018
Love this app! It feels secure and has good customizable options for notifications (like turning them off completely). My only complaint is the quick bar that pops up with stickers when you use emojis. I have sent WAY too many crying/laughing Frank's on accident. I like the stickers, but not enough to deal with that inconvenience, so I deleted all of the sticker packages and I won't be using them anymore. Full Review
Ruzaihan Junit Published date: March 2, 2018
From 5 to 3â I used to love telegram as it's easier for ke to download pic or other media in a slow network. But currently it's not like that anymore. I can download pic from WhatsApp faster within the same network. Hate it! Full Review
Counselor Eng.Wael Elgohary Published date: March 5, 2018
it is perfect application but We suffer from Server failure some time which is very critical problem. moreover technical support is not active to respond we need live chat with technical support. we also suggest to be enhanced the channels in main & Sub channels i guess this shall be a real jump in the application Full Review
The Brandonator! Published date: February 20, 2018
I would like to be able to use this app but am blind, and so rely on talk back to interact with my phone and other Android devices. This app is completely incompatible with Talkback. I'm talking about totally incompatible. It's not just that talk back isn't able to convey to me that there are unlabeled buttons, TalkBack isn't able to convey any kind of information about any other controls present in this app. I am completely unable to use this app. Please consider updating this app so that it is at least partially usable 4 people relying on the TalkBack service. If you won't, then I hope the world recognizes you as the discriminatory company that you will then be. Full Review
AKSHEY KUMAR Published date: February 22, 2018
Why don't you send code through SMS? My account is opened is different phone and now someone has access to my account. If you can help I will be glad. Worst services Full Review
farhan khatti Published date: March 9, 2018
It was great and very useful. But then got some problem in connecting. I updated and unistalled and re installed but i m not connecting through it. Is there any probem running in application or whats is happening Full Review
Valentino KujundÅ¾iÄ Published date: March 2, 2018
The best designed app I've ever seen! It is a perfect messaging app. Keeps it simple unless you want to mess with details- and it has ability to change all the settings you want. The only problem is that is has no userbase in the place I'm living, but I'll try to draw more people to use this beautiful, simple, secure and feature-rich messaging app! Full Review
Preston Wilson Published date: February 24, 2018
This is my favorite messaging app and I use it daily. But I'm rating it 1* because the sexually explicit "trending stickers" prevent me from having my children use it on their phones (so I'm stuck using inferior apps to message my kids). Add parental controls, especially for stickers, and I'll give you 5*. Full Review
jaya prakash Published date: March 11, 2018
Mute option appears in top page, it seems problematic. And when we want to delete in necessary messages in group chat but there is no delete option Full Review
Pasha Harzandi Published date: March 15, 2018
Hi Is it possible to make a change in saving location of telegram images/videos/documents/audios? Telegram is the main factor for filling device storage (storage shortage) and thus slowing down phone performance. If you manage it to save the multimedia contents on SD Card, then at least phone's performance won't be affected. Consider it as an optional setting (media to be saved on device storage or SD card). User decides where to save contents. Thanks Full Review
Published date: February 22, 2018
Hi . I can not thank you enough for making this remarkable app . Talking to my friends and family is much better and i love the theme and how you make the app work so smooth . Just work on the direct share so that you can send a post to many people at one try . Thank you again . Arsalan zarbi Full Review
Sayeed Azad Published date: February 23, 2018
A reliable stand alone messaging platform which is not associated to any social network. Unlike cluttering social messengers, this is neat, does the job perfectly. Good for people likes to use messaging for message purpose only :-) Full Review
Dillon Underwood Published date: February 28, 2018
I use Telegram to message my boyfriend. Switched from Skype after it had become too unwieldy and slow. Telegram is light and fast and excels at messaging. Full Review
hamid rashidi Published date: March 3, 2018
I have a suggestion, if there was a poll integration, a poll that can be forwarded to every one in channels, in groups, and the result was accessible in some kind of seprate page to everyone, it could help a lot in freedom of speech and a quick social movement. Not only polls but also support a cause by helping gathering them and make them public. Full Review
Gregory Ybarra Published date: February 20, 2018
I absolutely love Telegram, I use it all the time, but I have one small issue with it. My friends and I, who have Galaxy S8's all experience the problem of not receiving notifications until after we've opened the app. If this problem could be fixed I would greatly appreciate it Full Review
saleha saeed Published date: March 11, 2018
It gets stuck in connecting and not progressing, i deleted it once and re installed but now its not going farther from getting started. Kindly fix the problem. Full Review
Prashant Chavan Published date: March 8, 2018
Must have hide/delete msg feature for telegram channels. This will let user focus on important messages. And promo/unwanted msgs can be filtered. Full Review
Erdem GÃ¼ndoÄdu Published date: February 18, 2018
I think this is the best and the most practical messaging app in this field but it's camera is not so good. Having to hold the button to record a video is just not practical, another button to record till i press again would be good Full Review
Patricia Bornales Published date: March 2, 2018
Does anyone encounter not being able to screen capture when using telegram? Im not able to capture my screen when im using this app on my phone. Been exploring the settings in the app and in my phone, nothing seem to be the problem. Any help? Full Review
Sai Mahidhar Published date: February 17, 2018
Best messaging app Man this this thing can work with weakest of data connections .....trust me i have seen it work when I needed it the most in remote areas. 1)it is the best app for privacy ...hell this thing even prevents your phone from taking screenshots of your chats . 2)it's encrypted and secure 3) u can secure the app with a password 4)two tire security system 5) lot of channels to subscribe to 6) it consumes the least data when u use it 7)you can send mp3 files 8)you can send files up to 1.5 GB Overall this is the best app out there Full Review
Abhilash Nair Published date: February 18, 2018
Telegram is the most innovative messenger n my opinion , it's beyond just messaging . I use this as my personal cloud, alert manager , , client management tool, and even as a secure file serving account What impressed me lot is it's speed , security features and cool features like bots , even bots r now everywhere , telegram bots a re meant to do tasks not just to impress . Good go team Telegram Full Review