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4.1
10.9M reviews
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USK: Ages 18+
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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
Apr 28, 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

Ratings and reviews

4.1
10.9M reviews
Sumair B
May 8, 2022
All-round great app. Couple issues: 1) At times I will receive a notification for a message, but when I open the app the message doesn't show up in the chat thread for a time ranging from a few seconds to 2 minutes. 2) Some aspects of the otherwise excellent UI can glitch out and show up as blacked-out areas, such as parts of the screen when viewing a user's profile and info.
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Marya Ak
May 12, 2022
I had to update my review from a 5 star! It is getting really annoying. When I open telegram, it takes so long for it to open. So long for the videos, photos, gifs, etc. To appear and download. I have had many of this kind of apps such as whats app,imo, etc. Telegram is the best and is not comparable with any of those. It is also safe and secure. Thanks
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Samantha T Vargas
May 9, 2022
Can be used in lieu of multiple applications. I use it for texting, calling, video chat, taking pictures, video recording messages/notes, group chats, group pages, regular notepad, gallery, editing, saving important data, meeting people with similar interests and a million other things. Can use on multiple devices simultaneously. Privacy is a non-issue. My favorite app.
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What's new

Notification Sounds and Much More

• Turn any short audio file into a custom notification sound for any chat.
• Disable notifications from any chat for a custom period of time.
• Turn off sound without disabling notifications.
• Quickly set up Auto-Delete and add a custom duration.
• Watch videos in the redesigned picture-in-picture window.
• See which forwarded messages are replies.
• Use powerful web-based interfaces for bots.
• See the full list of changes in the Telegram app.