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Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security.

4.5 Ratings 8M+ Reviews 500M+ Downloads

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4.5
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  • Need Video calling feature, faster passcode lock & a bug fix Sep 20, 2019

    By Zakir Hosen
    I am enjoying telegram as my main chatting app as it’s secure faster & fun to use! But unfortunately it has only voice calling feature which makes me to use another apps for that feature only! I cordially expect that developer will add that asap! It’s passcode locking feature in order to provide best security to its user, but apps lock doesn’t work immediately! Which should be must! The minimum time is 1 minutes! It should be locked within a fraction of second as some other apps do! As long as we have face unlocking feature so it will not bother us! Lastly, I have facing an unexpected issue sometimes! I’m not sure where I tap but when it happens telegram stop functioning & start glitching non stop glitching! It needs the apps to launch again! So please make the apps more lovely by adding video calling features and make the passcode lock more quicker & fix the bug! Thanks for reading with patience!
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  • Apr 1, 2021

    By Jaerivus McGuillicutti
    My long-distance friend and I downloaded this app because texting each other photos & videos was compressing them all to heck and really dampening the joy of sharing with one another. What astounds me about this app is I don't believe there are file size limits... I sent her a 100MB video a week or so ago! For my very basic needs (basic chat & file attachments), this app is 5 stars, all the way.
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  • In desperate need of Group Video Chat Feb 18, 2021

    By Mr.. Fisher
    Hey, I’ve been using Telegram for over 10+ years and I haven’t had any problems with this application whatsoever everything works great but, there is one issue that I have with this application and that is the inability to create a group video chat that is why I can only give telegram 3 stars. I honestly believe that is a crucial disadvantage to this application I say that because, I have family and friends that live all over the world whether it be in different states or different countries and we all have telegram on our phones. That being said we would like to I’ll be able to talk in a video group chat with each other which we are unable to because this application doesn’t provide that option. So therefore since telegram doesn’t provide a video group chat option we have to download another application to be able to do that Task. Which in my opinion is extremely ridiculous because you should be able to perform the test on this app as well. Instead of making people waste valuable space on their phones by download in other apps to perform the test where y’all can provide that ability on your app so we don’t have to download other apps to perform that and we could save space on our Devices.
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  • Deleted messages May 30, 2020

    By Mr Bcubed
    The genuine telegram app deletes text messages from both sides but the third party apps keeps those messages and that is not good because it invades the peoples privacy status and sometimes they have the whole conversation sent to others even if it was confidential, for example if you saved a wrong number and then wrote a text or sent a photo then realized that its the wrong account and deleted it but yet if that person is using the “ third party apps” then he will still have those texts, photos, and user information and for me that is a major flaw in your agreement to them. I wish you can fix that problem or get rid of those apps and save other peoples sanity. Overall I love the Genuine app its so slick easy and so much comfortable to use I have been using it for the past 3 & 1/2 years and it never let me down. Keep up the good work and please check your agreements with the third party apps. Thanks in advance
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  • Apr 1, 2021

    By Frank Carlisle
    Not a bad app. We originally had our PokemonGo group on Line, but didn't like their limited controls. Migrated the group to Telegram and enjoyed a lot of its features. There are some things missing that would be very helpful. An overlay button like Facebook messenger would be the top for me. Going back and forth between game and chat has caused one or the other to crash or restart. Would love to see some of the automations from Discord on here as well. Eagerly waiting for updates.
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  • Apr 14, 2021

    By Gregory Yedsatref
    Crashed Phone. I had to uninstall this because every time someone uploaded a photo to a chat my phone locked, blacked out, lit up locked, repeatedly. Then I would get System UI Not Responding. Restarting did not stop it. No way to use the phone for calls or apps. At restart I had to wipe the Telegram notification fast before it crashed, or restart again.
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  • Apr 2, 2021

    By Mr. Blue
    your friends have to join or you cannot text them. none of my friends want to join so who am I supposed to text? I guess I can text myself. why can you not text people on other platforms? I understand the security arrest but that should be up to the user. This app becomes worthless otherwise. the channels are all in India anyway. boo.
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  • Please don’t alert me on who has joined Telegram Jan 2, 2020

    By Specialist 101
    I have had Telegram for a few years. I installed it because some contact mentioned that they use is for communication just like many other of global contacts who use various different Apps for communication and I download them to make it easy for my contact to reach me. I have about 11 such apps and Telegram is the only App that will intermittently big me with notifications that someone in my contact list has joined Telegram and other silly alerts that have noting to go with me receiving a message from a contact. I just received 11 notifications back to back that 11 of my contacts joined Telegram. First of all it’s not a coincidence that 11 different people who have nothing in common other than being in my contact list join Telegram at the very same second. So obviously, this is a cheap way of Telegram trying to engage with me. I seriously don’t give a crap who is in or not. If they are and they need to reach me then and only then I’d like to be alerted. Kindly fix your unnecessary alerts or give me the option of what alerts I’d like to get and I’ll change my ratings for you.
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  • Apr 13, 2021

    By Aithusa
    The app isn't the worst but it just can't stop trying to connect. It also doesn't stop freezing or crashing no matter the stability of my connection or device I'm on. Its getting to the point where I have to force my phone to reboot holding the volume and power keys cause it blocks out the prompt of emergency mode, restart or power off
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  • Mar 23, 2021

    By Daniel Brewer
    Used to be a great ap. nowadays it suffers from too many features and code bloat slow downs. Images and stickers can be very slow and frustrating to load even on highspeed wifi. Last couple updates voice measages have glitches now. Loves to randomly start to record one after playing one. Often takes a few times of telling it to stop for it to or give up send then delete it. Sometimes starts trying to record another after telling it NO 2 or 3 times.
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  • Apr 1, 2021

    By Jaerivus McGuillicutti
    My long-distance friend and I downloaded this app because texting each other photos & videos was compressing them all to heck and really dampening the joy of sharing with one another. What astounds me about this app is I don't believe there are file size limits... I sent her a 100MB video a week or so ago! For my very basic needs (basic chat & file attachments), this app is 5 stars, all the way.
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  • Deleted messages May 30, 2020

    By Mr Bcubed
    The genuine telegram app deletes text messages from both sides but the third party apps keeps those messages and that is not good because it invades the peoples privacy status and sometimes they have the whole conversation sent to others even if it was confidential, for example if you saved a wrong number and then wrote a text or sent a photo then realized that its the wrong account and deleted it but yet if that person is using the “ third party apps” then he will still have those texts, photos, and user information and for me that is a major flaw in your agreement to them. I wish you can fix that problem or get rid of those apps and save other peoples sanity. Overall I love the Genuine app its so slick easy and so much comfortable to use I have been using it for the past 3 & 1/2 years and it never let me down. Keep up the good work and please check your agreements with the third party apps. Thanks in advance
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  • Please I’m a big fan Jan 13, 2021

    By j0semat0s
    Look I’m a big fan of this app I used like a few years ago and now it’s at a whole different state and it’s so much better then WhatsApp and now with their new update about privacy most the people I know don’t know about technology stuff and change logs but I do so I’ve gotten a handful of people to switch and a few friends and family and they’ve all said they love this app and it’s true it’s awesome but they won’t delete WhatsApp because it’s missing, stories or a status a way to let others know about you including myself I now have 2 messaging devices I use telegram as my main and WhatsApp I use it for school and status if you could add this it would mean a lot to me I’ve heard you just hit 500 mil🥳 and I feel good to have been a part of that I know it may take a while for you too implement this feature but it would be the death of WhatsApp for all the people I’ve invited
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  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Oath Adkins
    hello dear support team, there are some sick minded people who suddenly attack your PV and start to spam by gifs and etc, unstoppable until your account be in "updating" mode 24 hours and your app crash. we can't even block and report them fast because they are a lot, like more than 200 accounts who are spamming in our private chat so it would be amazing if telegram had this in new updates, that : if someone spams with more than 20 messages in your private chat, he will be muted automatically!
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  • So far so good 😎 Jan 21, 2021

    By Vip The Great
    I am on a mission to get as many people away from the tentacles of Zuckerboss as possible. Have managed to get a few dozens of people to switch from whatsflop to this better platform. The only complain I get is that this does not have status, which apparently social media junkies can’t live without 🤦🏻‍♂️ Another complain is that the app freezes or acts slow in low connection spots some thing those users of whatsflop supposedly didn’t deal with it. Hopefully these things will be addressed and improved/fixed. I know this is still evolving and growing so I am hopeful it would become the dominant messaging platform and I will contribute to that by getting people to jump ship. I only hope we don’t get sold out like all these other money hungry corps out there. Keep up the good work guys, I wish you great success in the years to come 👍🏼👍🏼
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  • Need Video calling feature, faster passcode lock & a bug fix Sep 20, 2019

    By Zakir Hosen
    I am enjoying telegram as my main chatting app as it’s secure faster & fun to use! But unfortunately it has only voice calling feature which makes me to use another apps for that feature only! I cordially expect that developer will add that asap! It’s passcode locking feature in order to provide best security to its user, but apps lock doesn’t work immediately! Which should be must! The minimum time is 1 minutes! It should be locked within a fraction of second as some other apps do! As long as we have face unlocking feature so it will not bother us! Lastly, I have facing an unexpected issue sometimes! I’m not sure where I tap but when it happens telegram stop functioning & start glitching non stop glitching! It needs the apps to launch again! So please make the apps more lovely by adding video calling features and make the passcode lock more quicker & fix the bug! Thanks for reading with patience!
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  • Scammer’s Paradise Apr 3, 2021

    By ButterflyCrescent92
    Positives: Telegram had some positive features. You can start a secret chat with someone. There’s freedom of speech in that app and you can say politically incorrect things without getting banned. You can post content which are deemed offensive. That’s why I like Telegram. I do miss the app, though. Unfortunately, I can’t go back, not after what happened to me. Negatives: I was catfished by a scammer. The problem with Telegram is that it doesn’t have a report feature. I reported the scammer via using Yahoo mail, Gmail, and even messaged notoscam. Sadly, Telegram wouldn’t do anything about it. I had to delete my account, and deleted the app itself because of how persistent and dangerous the scammer is. The scammer is using a photo of an actual doctor and is pretending to be him. I suspect it’s an African scammer, but I’ll never know. The only thing I had done was to block the scammer on Telegram, but that wasn’t enough.
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  • Apr 12, 2021

    By brian
    Noticed I don't get notifications until I open my phone or the app. Checked all the settings to make sure my notifications weren't muted or something and that's not the issue, seems to be a telegram connection issue. I have it set to run in background, but it still doesn't send me notifications sometimes
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  • Bug Sep 27, 2019

    By Amirali_KP
    Hi telegram developers, I noticed a problem after your last update, it's about when i download a song and try to listening to it after 2 or 3 times in repeat mode music stops playing ,but in lock screen i have it ,and shows that music is playing but nothing played and music player is terminated , then i have to reopen the telegram and play it again and again by the way when you are in the app everything works properly, this problem shows itself when you’re going to lockscreen or open another app when telegram is in background, telegram last 2 updates are more reliable than this version and it’s really annoying specially behind the wheel or when i put on my handsfree, i hope developers fix this bug to make it the best social app like the past . (iPhone 7plus) Best regards
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  • Feb 7, 2021

    By Alex J. Ringer
    I enjoy the app in the years that I've had my account. However I have recently been dealing with a couple bugs. If I search for a message in a chat it will skip months worth of text. But it only happens if I use the search bar so it's a hassle manually looking for specific texts. Hopefully this gets fixed soon. Other than that the app is great. By far one of mh favorite social media platforms.
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  • In desperate need of Group Video Chat Feb 18, 2021

    By Mr.. Fisher
    Hey, I’ve been using Telegram for over 10+ years and I haven’t had any problems with this application whatsoever everything works great but, there is one issue that I have with this application and that is the inability to create a group video chat that is why I can only give telegram 3 stars. I honestly believe that is a crucial disadvantage to this application I say that because, I have family and friends that live all over the world whether it be in different states or different countries and we all have telegram on our phones. That being said we would like to I’ll be able to talk in a video group chat with each other which we are unable to because this application doesn’t provide that option. So therefore since telegram doesn’t provide a video group chat option we have to download another application to be able to do that Task. Which in my opinion is extremely ridiculous because you should be able to perform the test on this app as well. Instead of making people waste valuable space on their phones by download in other apps to perform the test where y’all can provide that ability on your app so we don’t have to download other apps to perform that and we could save space on our Devices.
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  • Apr 1, 2021

    By Frank Carlisle
    Not a bad app. We originally had our PokemonGo group on Line, but didn't like their limited controls. Migrated the group to Telegram and enjoyed a lot of its features. There are some things missing that would be very helpful. An overlay button like Facebook messenger would be the top for me. Going back and forth between game and chat has caused one or the other to crash or restart. Would love to see some of the automations from Discord on here as well. Eagerly waiting for updates.
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  • Mar 30, 2021

    By Heather Brennan
    This app was working great for the first 3-4 months. Now that everyone is on it has been logging me out and asking for a code to enter to verify EVERYTIME! There is no technical support. Now it has locked me out saying too many attempts. When I wait a few days to finally log back in it never loads so this app is getting useless. Heartbreaking as I used this every day.
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  • Video calling Nov 19, 2019

    By hatxus
    In this day and age video calling is a must with every app such as Telegram, and lack of it unnecessarily opens the door for the competition. Despite my desire to solely use Telegram to connect with friends & family all over the world, I’m having to use other apps, because of the lack of this feature in this app, and I’m sure this is the case for most of its other users. I’d give this app 4 stars if it had the video calling feature, and 5 if it wasn’t for some other malfunctions I come across every now and then, such as, all of a sudden losing all my communications with a contact from the beginning till a random date, or altogether till the present! This has happened to me several times with different contacts, so I highly recommend backing your communications up if they’re important to you. I really hope, and strongly suggest that the developers add the video calling feature ASAP. Thank you for all your efforts for providing the public with a great communication tool! 🙏🌹
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  • Telegram Review Jun 1, 2019

    By Faris Nabeel
    I enjoy using the app much more than any other social media messaging platform. The ability to create group chats, call people, and customizable features in addition to a UI that is seamless with other devices, and doesn't stutter is a treat. But, in some areas telegram falls short due to lack of video messaging, the traffic seems to be lower than other platforms, and searching for groups isn't as easy as some may like it to be. Regardless, a video chat feature similar to instagrams live mode would be perfect for the group chats. If possible maybe even allowing features thats on discord to be on the app, better bots would be a plus that telegram makes themselves rather than relying on other people bots. Most bots seem to not work as well as the competition. Overall its a great 1 v 1 app, but apps such as WhatsApp or instagrams video-calling is superior, and discords bots and chat customization is superior. Telegram is the perfect middle ground that could do better.
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  • Apr 13, 2021

    By Aithusa
    The app isn't the worst but it just can't stop trying to connect. It also doesn't stop freezing or crashing no matter the stability of my connection or device I'm on. Its getting to the point where I have to force my phone to reboot holding the volume and power keys cause it blocks out the prompt of emergency mode, restart or power off
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  • New bugs in version 5 Dec 20, 2018

    By fordguy1997
    Telegram was almost bug free, but version 5 introduced a host of new bugs that were previously fixed. 1) "Last seen" time is no longer accurate. It takes a few minutes to update. Often it tells me that I was last seen 30 minutes ago, when I'm online! 2) the search feature is broken: it has the glitch that only shows 100 results maximum. Previously it used to tell me how many messages each person sent to the chat, which was in the tens of thousands. Now each person has allegedly only sent 100 messages. 3) The same old message notification keeps being pushed to my Notification Center after I've cleared it from there multiple times. This happens for days at a time for the same notification. EDIT 12/19: Developer mentioned the update, well issue 1 was not fixed with the recent update that was pushed out. However, I can report that issue 2 has been fixed. Still noticing issue 3, and will email about it. Thanks
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  • Feb 23, 2021

    By Мукаррам Аскарова
    I have been using this app for a long time now. But 3 or 4 last updates were so bad. When someone calls me, app is not ringing at all and just sending me "missed call" notifications (sometimes I don't get them unless I open the app). And now I can't even return just missed calls, it shows "waiting..." and put it on a speaker. Developers have been adding a lot of useless things, plus they are not fixing bugs that they created, but making them worse. Work on it!!!!
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  • “Raise to listen” is horrible, and circle videos force auto play Feb 22, 2020

    By ColinHuth
    Telegram does a lot of things right, but its total lack of customization of usability settings isn’t one of them. “Raise to listen“ is forced on. Any random time something comes close to your phone, it decides you’ve raised it to your head and starts a voice recording. There’s a secret debug menu (not mentioned anywhere) accessed by tapping “settings” 10 times, but even turning it off there doesn’t fix it. This breaks when more since circle videos autoplay — a conversation with them means you’ll constantly be going back to watch someone’s that you missed, and then *your* video after will play. Possibly at double their volume. And you’ll have to stop it manually, every single time. But what’s worse is that if any circle video is paused, and there’s play/pause on the top bar, then raise to listen will override and play *no matter what*. Even if you have it forced off in the secret debug menu. For every hour of circle video conversation, this means manually stopping autoplay and having to hit the little X literally hundreds of times just to make your own recordings not play loudly at you, and your phone’s sensor not delete what you were recording because a cat got too close to your phone and it decided it was your ear. All because Telegram really, *really* doesn’t like giving you options as to how you use the app.
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  • Feb 17, 2021

    By Zack McCormick
    This app is nice to have for a private conversation, over a WiFi network, when you want to send a free text or phone call. Only problem is it doesn't work right all the time. It is hit-n'-miss as to whether it'll work. I'll wait all day with it cycling through saying "connecting," before I have a minute or two that it works, and then back to "connecting." And yes, that's even after clearing out the cache and storage, etc. Over and over. I don't like to give poor ratings, but it's honest.
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  • Apr 14, 2021

    By Gregory Yedsatref
    Crashed Phone. I had to uninstall this because every time someone uploaded a photo to a chat my phone locked, blacked out, lit up locked, repeatedly. Then I would get System UI Not Responding. Restarting did not stop it. No way to use the phone for calls or apps. At restart I had to wipe the Telegram notification fast before it crashed, or restart again.
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  • Apr 2, 2021

    By Mr. Blue
    your friends have to join or you cannot text them. none of my friends want to join so who am I supposed to text? I guess I can text myself. why can you not text people on other platforms? I understand the security arrest but that should be up to the user. This app becomes worthless otherwise. the channels are all in India anyway. boo.
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  • Please don’t alert me on who has joined Telegram Jan 2, 2020

    By Specialist 101
    I have had Telegram for a few years. I installed it because some contact mentioned that they use is for communication just like many other of global contacts who use various different Apps for communication and I download them to make it easy for my contact to reach me. I have about 11 such apps and Telegram is the only App that will intermittently big me with notifications that someone in my contact list has joined Telegram and other silly alerts that have noting to go with me receiving a message from a contact. I just received 11 notifications back to back that 11 of my contacts joined Telegram. First of all it’s not a coincidence that 11 different people who have nothing in common other than being in my contact list join Telegram at the very same second. So obviously, this is a cheap way of Telegram trying to engage with me. I seriously don’t give a crap who is in or not. If they are and they need to reach me then and only then I’d like to be alerted. Kindly fix your unnecessary alerts or give me the option of what alerts I’d like to get and I’ll change my ratings for you.
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  • Mar 23, 2021

    By Daniel Brewer
    Used to be a great ap. nowadays it suffers from too many features and code bloat slow downs. Images and stickers can be very slow and frustrating to load even on highspeed wifi. Last couple updates voice measages have glitches now. Loves to randomly start to record one after playing one. Often takes a few times of telling it to stop for it to or give up send then delete it. Sometimes starts trying to record another after telling it NO 2 or 3 times.
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  • Latest version introduces a really annoying bug Feb 13, 2020

    By ZoomZoomNH
    The Feb. 3 update still includes the really annoying bug. To test the new update, I typed "This is a test of Telegram's new updated app." Here is what Telegram got: "Thisi atTelegram's nbew pda app." Clearly, this is still completely unusable. If anything, the number of dropped characters is worse than it was originally. Original review: Updating to the latest version introduced a really bad bug that causes keyboard input to get corrupted. When I type on my Bluetooth keyboard now, Telegram acts like I also typed random backspaces every few characters, completely messing up the words I type, and inducing auto-correct to change many of the messed-up words to something completely different. Please fix this right away! I've installed every update since the bug was introduced, and none of them have addressed the problem! I just updated again today (Jan. 9), and the problem is as bad as ever. I have to type very slowly and constantly correct Telegram's mistakes, making it nearly unusable.
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