This app offers pure instant messaging that is fast, secure, and synced across all of your devices. With over 500 million active users, it is one of the top 10 most downloaded apps worldwide.
4.4/5 Votes: 12,317,608
Telegram FZ-LLC
Apr 21, 2023
Varies with device
Get it on
Google Play
Report this app


Telegram is a messaging app that offers fast, secure, and synced instant messaging across all devices. With a unique, distributed network of data centers around the world, Telegram is the fastest messaging app on the market. It allows users to access their messages from all their phones, tablets, and computers at once, with standalone apps that do not require a connected phone.

The app offers unlimited sending of media and files, with no limits on their type and size. All chats, groups, and media on Telegram are encrypted using a combination of 256-bit symmetric AES encryption, 2048-bit RSA encryption, and Diffie–Hellman secure key exchange for maximum security.

Telegram is 100% free and open, with a documented API for developers and open-source apps. Users can create group chats with up to 200,000 members, share large videos, documents of any type up to 2 GB each, and set up bots for specific tasks. The app is reliable, built to deliver messages using as little data as possible, and works even on weak mobile connections.

Telegram offers powerful photo and video editing tools, animated stickers and emojis, customisable themes, and an open sticker/GIF platform for maximum expressiveness. Despite its array of features, Telegram keeps its interface clean and simple for ease of use.

Telegram takes user privacy seriously and never gives third parties access to user data. Users can delete any message they ever sent or received for both sides, at any time and without a trace.

Telegram will never use user data to show ads. For maximum privacy, the app offers Secret Chats, which can be programmed to self-destruct automatically from both participating devices. Secret Chats use End-to-End Encryption to ensure that a message can only be read by its intended recipient.

What's new

• SHAREABLE CHAT FOLDERS: Share up to 200 chats with one invite link.
• CUSTOM WALLPAPERS: Set an individual wallpaper for any 1-on-1 chat. Your chat partner can apply the same wallpaper or choose their own.
• BETTER BOTS: Launch web apps from any chat. Web apps in groups support collaboration and multiplayer features.
• OTHER IMPROVEMENTS: Better downloads and video playback, improved SD card and Bluetooth headset support.

See the Telegram blog for other major changes.