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.
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.
This app is very intricate. Once you learn how to navigate it it gets much better. The United States, Canada, Australia and other English speaking territories have yet to fully embrace the app as it is often difficult to find anyone to socialize with. The biggest issue is the amount of bots it attracts. There doesn't appear to be many tools there to deter them... but God forbid something adult in nature is posted; Telegram removes it, blocks the group you were in, puts people in timeout for days
Notification handling is unacceptably screwed up. I have pinned message notifications disabled within Telegram, but they still keep popping up anyway. So, I try to disable the offending notification in Android 11's built-in settings. It's always "Internal Notifications" plus notifications for one channel (that I don't want notifications for at all, especially pinned message ones) that keep getting turned back on by themselves. This is so annoying! Please fix this somehow.
worked really well for a while now all it does is flash when I open it even after uninstalling and reinstalling. I really liked it til this started now it's just taking up space for another program I could be using. Was trying to wait it out in hopes it would be fixed but no such luck. The app needs to maintained quiet often and checked for bugs and glitches because this caused me to miss a job interview and messages from my grandkids. Very Very Disappointed.
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.
Voice messages are played automatically in the group. Even when I try to send a new voice message, the app does not stop the previous message and integrates it into my voice message. This problem is really bad and troublesome. Please resolve the issue. .To be clear. I play a voice message in the group, the next voice messages are played automatically after it is finished, in case I have disabled auto-download in the program settings.
Good app to see content but... one "feature" that is highly irritating is how the app moves the channels in the feed. I would LOVE it if the app would allow you to order the channels and stop moving them, or at least give us the option to not have that happen. I'd give it a 5 star then, but it's so irritating to me I can only give this a 3.
Hello, unfortunately, there is not a simple way to do that in the app, sorry about this. Although, a possible workaround would be to create a folder for the channels, then pin the channels in the order that you want in that folder. Folders support more pinned chats than the All Chats list.
Loads of features i have wanted & don't find in other IM's plus many that i haven't thought of, but still clean & simple User Interface. Long live Telegram! 😁 And Tg has the best security i can find. when other apps have security vulnerabilities, i don't find that Telegram suffers from them. Tg is seriously lacking on communicating with Tg users on how to improve it, kuz it does suffer from some serious problems, like anti spam tools. and rarely a few chat msgs have just disappeared! yikes!
I don't know what's going on but for the last couple weeks I've been having some weird/annoying things happening. Gifs that get shared in groups I'm in are either not playing, zoomed in or part of the top and bottom get cut off when I click on them to full screen them. And then, I also had gifs that I sent suddenly get sent as photos. I don't have a update that's needed cuz I've checked. This is inconvenient/annoying. Please try and figure this out so I can enjoy the app thoroughly.
I truly love this app, but it's gone way downhill. It seems like every new update creates another problem. The swipe down for archive messages is glitched, the stickers are all out of whack (you tap one and it's actually something completely different), notifications are messed up if someone first reacts to a message and then sends a message... The list just keeps going and something new wrong with every update.
App is great but it is annoying every time to launch it and see a pop up wanting to allow background activity. I don't want it to run in the background. Plus when I do go to resolve the problems in settings, there isn't even an option to allow background activity. I only have my location denied for the app. Very strange and annoying
WhatsApp started being a problem so I switched to this and this has been Superior for quite some time. However I just got an update and now I cannot see the other person during video calls. Saying how this app is the main way we communicate this is kind of a serious problem. I'm going to uninstall and reinstall this app and see if that fixes it. This was a four star but if one of the main functions doesn't work it's just going to have to sit at three.
Sorry for the inconvenience – the latest version of the app (8.6.1) fixed this issue. After updating your app, everything will work normally again.
Love this app except that it takes up too much internal storage needing to store audio, video, document files to your internal storage space. I have a spare phone I use this on cause I let my headphones to my main phone, my spare phone don't have a lot of internal storage space to store all this stuff. 😟 Please provide an update to fix this issue.
Hello, you don't need to store a lifetime of media history on your device. To clear your Telegram cache, go to Telegram Settings > Data and Storage > Storage Usage, then configure how long unused media stays on your device. You can also clear cached data manually from there. You can re-download media from the Telegram cloud at any time as needed.
Excellent. Always works. When texts aren't going through, my sister and I connect over Telegram. It's also a very convenient way to get files from my phone onto my computer and vice versa, I just send them to myself. Stickers are awesome and it's easy to add your own, which I've had fun with. The customizeable backgrounds are nice. I don't have anything bad to say, it just always works as it's meant to.
So far it's easy to use and I love the little touches of animation that they have Incorporated into all the functions. For example there is an endless amount of stickers from all areas of pop culture and they are animated. Even when you like a post, you see a little animation and others can see it in real time as well, knowing that the post just received a new like.
Fantastic secure messaging app. Highly effective UI makes it easy to sort through messages, edit or delete texts, pin or schedule messages, and of course the most important part - THEY HAVE THE BEST STICKERS EVER. Like most people I am stuck using a portfolio of messaging apps for friends who "only" use one - this is the one to rule them all for efficiency, features, prioritization of privacy, and ease of use.
The new reactions thing is ruining the app. I use Telegram for notifications on sales deals where milliseconds matter, and now I can't click on links without getting the annoying reaction popup. Please make it so it can be disabled! I'm also still waiting for the ability to read notifications aloud or interact with apps which can do so, for the visually impaired.
Probably the best app out there when it comes to encrypted messaging. WhatsApp, signal, those are trash by comparison. Only problem, after this latest update, it's crashing when I open up the gifs to look for one. Might be cause my phone sucks. Also now when I push an emoji, it spawns onto my send bar slowly. So I can't tap them quickly anymore to put a bunch. Slowly they pop up. This is all since the update. You'll get your 5 stars when that bugs fixed. Great app never the less.
I have had telegram for years now and it is reliable, free, enjoyable, I love the bots on there and all the music and social media on there. A lot of people don't know about its full potential but I couldn't give this app enough stars! I always get my notifications and it's only like once a year it'll act up for a few hours. I basically run my business off this app. This app is really for the people. I hope they keep the same intentions throughout their journey. Great job telegram and thanks!
Update, 12/21. The video calls are increasingly sluggish or just don't connect. ... Mostly happy with the app. Deleted WhatsApp and installed it and never regretted it. In the contacts list in the App, when you block someone, there should be some clear way to see that you've blocked that contact already. Instead, it requires clicking on the contact, then the three dots, and then see it. The notifications for new message are hit or miss. Rest is good. Love animated emojis!
Been using consistently for about 2 years. Up until a couple months ago It was a 5 star app in my opinion and was only getting better. I use it socially and I keep a lot of stickers, but the new interface for selecting packs is buggy on both my s8 and Note10. Now they're stripping out some things that gave the app personality, and friends wise enough to have kept older versions mention popups coaxing them to upgrade. This app has been home.. really hope it doesn't shoot itself in the foot..