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  • img Community
    I have been using this app for a long time and is the best to use for business chatting and friends... Also secret chats are enabled... Has never given me a problem so i love it
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    A platonic relationship is all about communication, and a cloud-based chat with plenty of storage is much needed when you're sending over 100 messages a day along with funny memes and videos. Plus, you'll keep everything in one place so you can easily look back through your conversations and memories.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Just because your best friend is 1000 miles away doesn't mean you can't stay in touch on a regular basis. A trusted, private chat app is a great way to share your thoughts, dreams and deepest secrets - knowing that no one will be able to intrude upon your privacy.
    img by Amelia
    1 year ago
  • Pretty good, but lacks end-to-end encryption Sep 18, 2021

    By NACGZ?
    I like telegram, and I mostly use it for telegram channels rather than conversations, but I just researched that telegram doesn’t have end-to-end encryption, it’s an option available when you start a “secret chat”, or “secure chat” which is also called, but it’s weird try to explain to people that you want to start a “secret chat” it feels like you have something to hide, like you’re about to scam them or ask them for nudes idk, when you only want to have a standard in privacy, even whatsapp has end-to-end encryption in their app, even one of the companies with the greatest threats to privacy has that, and telegram which claims to be a privacy conscious company doesn’t have it by default, every chat should be end-to-end encrypted by default and not require you to do a “process” just to have something that basic I know it’s more difficult to add that function to channels and I only ask that function to normal chats (one to one) if necessary, as I said I like telegram pretty much, and if that change is made I will happily make telegram my everyday chat If you’re a telegram developer I’d really love if you considered that and did your best to implement it, and if you’re another user it would help if you wrote a review requesting the same so maybe they see it and decide to implement it seeing that people do care and want that
  • Nov 28, 2021

    By Shawn Kovac
    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 you 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 spammers who spam me & friends too much, or chat msgs that just go missing!
  • Secure, Easy to Use Jul 24, 2021

    By mov ax,1/int 21h
    OVERALL If you’re tired of companies like facebook reading your messages, yes they really do, it’s time to up your game. Telegram and Signal are both great apps, Telegram being a bit easier, and polished. Telegram chats use two modes. In standard mode messages are encrypted and stored on their servers. In “padlock” mode messages are encrypted and stored on your device. Both are secure, however in “padlock” mode if you, for instance, buy a tablet and install Telegram it won’t show your messages from other devices. Remember, enable touch ID on your phone/iPad/macOS device and Telegram, otherwise anyone could physically access the device and read your conversations. SUGGESTED IMPROVEMENT FOR DEVS It could use one improvement, when you share via iOS it needs to have both the standard AND a “padlock” icon for secure chat. Otherwise you’ll end up with two different chats with each friend. Until then you need to select share, Telegram, and manually pick the right chat. Also, make the “read” checkmark color customizable or bold. Or better use an “o” for unread and a check for read.
  • 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.
  • Nov 11, 2021

    By Sepehr Ebrahimi
    It's totally great, I think it's the best app in this section But I decreased one star because of two things: First, please do the same unblocking thing that you did in russia, for iran Second, it would be great to have the delivered thing that is in for example whatsapp, it's really a handy thing and I'd be glad to see it here two, to see that the Telegram has the advantage in almost every single thing ;)
  • 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!
  • Nov 20, 2021

    By Saeed
    Your app is super great and I'm using it for years. But recently I've got 2 issues with last several updates. 1: when i search something in a chat, it brings to me the message but after the message it doesn't show the rest of the chat below that message completely. Just a few messages after that and then it jumps to last day chat.
  • Pretty good, but lacks end-to-end encryption Sep 18, 2021

    By NACGZ?
    I like telegram, and I mostly use it for telegram channels rather than conversations, but I just researched that telegram doesn’t have end-to-end encryption, it’s an option available when you start a “secret chat”, or “secure chat” which is also called, but it’s weird try to explain to people that you want to start a “secret chat” it feels like you have something to hide, like you’re about to scam them or ask them for nudes idk, when you only want to have a standard in privacy, even whatsapp has end-to-end encryption in their app, even one of the companies with the greatest threats to privacy has that, and telegram which claims to be a privacy conscious company doesn’t have it by default, every chat should be end-to-end encrypted by default and not require you to do a “process” just to have something that basic I know it’s more difficult to add that function to channels and I only ask that function to normal chats (one to one) if necessary, as I said I like telegram pretty much, and if that change is made I will happily make telegram my everyday chat If you’re a telegram developer I’d really love if you considered that and did your best to implement it, and if you’re another user it would help if you wrote a review requesting the same so maybe they see it and decide to implement it seeing that people do care and want that
  • Nov 28, 2021

    By Shawn Kovac
    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 you 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 spammers who spam me & friends too much, or chat msgs that just go missing!
  • Secure, Easy to Use Jul 24, 2021

    By mov ax,1/int 21h
    OVERALL If you’re tired of companies like facebook reading your messages, yes they really do, it’s time to up your game. Telegram and Signal are both great apps, Telegram being a bit easier, and polished. Telegram chats use two modes. In standard mode messages are encrypted and stored on their servers. In “padlock” mode messages are encrypted and stored on your device. Both are secure, however in “padlock” mode if you, for instance, buy a tablet and install Telegram it won’t show your messages from other devices. Remember, enable touch ID on your phone/iPad/macOS device and Telegram, otherwise anyone could physically access the device and read your conversations. SUGGESTED IMPROVEMENT FOR DEVS It could use one improvement, when you share via iOS it needs to have both the standard AND a “padlock” icon for secure chat. Otherwise you’ll end up with two different chats with each friend. Until then you need to select share, Telegram, and manually pick the right chat. Also, make the “read” checkmark color customizable or bold. Or better use an “o” for unread and a check for read.
  • 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.
  • Nov 11, 2021

    By Sepehr Ebrahimi
    It's totally great, I think it's the best app in this section But I decreased one star because of two things: First, please do the same unblocking thing that you did in russia, for iran Second, it would be great to have the delivered thing that is in for example whatsapp, it's really a handy thing and I'd be glad to see it here two, to see that the Telegram has the advantage in almost every single thing ;)
  • 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!
  • Nov 20, 2021

    By Saeed
    Your app is super great and I'm using it for years. But recently I've got 2 issues with last several updates. 1: when i search something in a chat, it brings to me the message but after the message it doesn't show the rest of the chat below that message completely. Just a few messages after that and then it jumps to last day chat.
  • 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
  • Nov 29, 2021

    By Jesse T
    Wish this could do SMS. And even add RCS when it becomes available. Wonder if it would able to add links to use Duo in-app for voice/video. Simple reactions would be cool. Even timestamps for read receipts. Wear OS 3 doesn't get the same level of notification as SMS, they either don't come in or silent.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Nov 6, 2021

    By Mr.Bubba
    Used to love this app, but ever since yesterday I haven't been able to save pictures to my gallery. And yes, I have the "Save to Gallery" set to on and it still doesn't work for me. Until this gets fixed, I'm lowering my ranking to two stars.
  • Nov 27, 2021

    By Salar Maleki
    The auto rotation in the video call is really annoying. Please fix this problem. It keeps zooming in and out. It's a huge bug for a great app like telegram. Also going automatically on speaker when you remove your headphones from your device is another terrible problem that needs to be fixed.
  • Nov 9, 2021

    By Kelly Nixon
    After using this app for years I'm deleting it. I'm so beyond frustrated with this craptastical system that locks a user out of their account if they log in/out too many times. If there isn't any suspicious activity I should be allowed to log in and out of my account as many times as I would like without any sort of penalty. Then, there appears to be no rhyme or reason for how long someone's locked out of their account.
  • Nov 30, 2021

    By Jessica Foret
    Frequently does not notify when new messages are received despite conversations NOT being muted. The app seems to struggle with working properly when switching between wifi and data usage. Overall extremely frustrating with many missed, important messages.
  • Nov 12, 2021

    By Cynthia Vincent
    Unable to Verify my Phone or Ipad. I was excited about trying this app, but I have been unable to even access it. I downloaded the app. Then I installed the app. Then the app asks for a code that will be sent to me via text or phone, but the code never arrives. So, I am unable to move forward with using the app. I sent several messages to support, but I haven't received a response.
  • 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.
  • “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.
  • 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
  • Media autosave is broken since iOS 12 release and calls dropping every few min Oct 24, 2018

    By MehoCode
    Hey dev team, the auto save feature for all media (images specifically) isn’t working since I updated to publicly available ios 12. It worked perfectly on all betas of iOS 12 and stable versions of previous iOS but now it became very frustrating as I expected to see all images received to be in photo gallery but aren’t being saved for some reason. I tried reinstalling both Telegram and iOS, tested telegram on 3 different iPhones but nothing seem to be helpful in this case. Media auto save is enabled in settings and app has access to photos so no permission issues as far as I understand. I also sent a message to app support few weeks ago and never head back from them so this is the last step before I start looking for alternatives. Another big issue is calls quality/reliability. Every time I call someone after few min I hear beeps that indicate lost/poor network, then I can hear other party again but they can’t hear me or call just drops after 15-20 seconds. The longer the call (multiple calls) is the more often it breaks and I have to call that person again. I’m on latest iOS 12.0.1 and iPhone XS Max 256. Hoping to see these two fixed in the next update. Once this and dropping calls is fixed Telegram will be again my favorite messenger. Until then - 2 star review.
  • img Community
    I have been using this app for a long time and is the best to use for business chatting and friends... Also secret chats are enabled... Has never given me a problem so i love it
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    A platonic relationship is all about communication, and a cloud-based chat with plenty of storage is much needed when you're sending over 100 messages a day along with funny memes and videos. Plus, you'll keep everything in one place so you can easily look back through your conversations and memories.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Just because your best friend is 1000 miles away doesn't mean you can't stay in touch on a regular basis. A trusted, private chat app is a great way to share your thoughts, dreams and deepest secrets - knowing that no one will be able to intrude upon your privacy.
    img by Amelia
    1 year ago

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  • Nov 11, 2021

    By Sepehr Ebrahimi
    It's totally great, I think it's the best app in this section But I decreased one star because of two things: First, please do the same unblocking thing that you did in russia, for iran Second, it would be great to have the delivered thing that is in for example whatsapp, it's really a handy thing and I'd be glad to see it here two, to see that the Telegram has the advantage in almost every single thing ;)
  • Nov 20, 2021

    By Saeed
    Your app is super great and I'm using it for years. But recently I've got 2 issues with last several updates. 1: when i search something in a chat, it brings to me the message but after the message it doesn't show the rest of the chat below that message completely. Just a few messages after that and then it jumps to last day chat.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nov 27, 2021

    By David Tapscott
    It is the very important txt app that saved my life when I forgot to pay my metro bill and it was going to be a while before I turned it back on again. I was able to still make calls, video chat, and get attachments.
  • 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 👍🏼👍🏼
  • Nov 21, 2021

    By Will Kincaid
    Best messaging app available. The ui and ease of access is one thing, but the the safety and security is what truly sells it. If I could give it more stars I would. Its truly a phenomenal app that I would recommend for anyone that uses group chats or just simple messaging in general.
  • What WhatsApp wishes it was Jun 29, 2020

    By Jac565
    Pretty much everything WhatsApp has and more. Not to mention, actually good security—unlike WhatsApp. End to end encryption where the keys are kept on your device. If you do some research, Telegram’s security has been publicly audited by real world events. I work in cyber sec and use Telegram as my default messenger for everything. Whether it’s sending large files (seriously, I’ve sent files over a gigabyte) to joining a variety of channels/groups. I honestly believe Telegram could be the next IRC chat (I get all my security and tech news and updates from telegram channels faster than news sites or rss). I’ve been slowly converting my friends and family to it. Simply the best and the features just keep coming. Thank you Telegram developers! You’ve truly revolutionized decentralized messaging.
  • Nov 7, 2021

    By Setare P
    Telegram is the best app for chat but since the last update (the app messaged me and said i should update for bug fixes and improvements) all of my media (all of my pic, music and ...) are deleted in the app but they are in my mobile file and it have a lots of bugs Before the update i didn't have any bugs🥲 And it's so slow since the last update I had a lots of important thing in the app and i trust the app and put it in I hape they fix it soon
  • Suggestion for improvement Aug 11, 2020

    By r4r2r4
    When I scroll the files/links shared with someone, and this person sends me a message, I do not receive the notification, and the message is considered as read like being within the chat. (which I actually am, but in another tab) I checked that on Windows, Linux and different Apple devices. It is not the issue on tablets, as the display is separated, neither on desktops, if user widens the window so that the chat and files/links are present concurrently. However on cellphone devices only chat or files/links tab can be displayed at a time. I guess it will be better to notify the user whenever they do not actually see the message with a topside pop-up and show the label “unread messages” within the chat when user is back from files/links tab.
  • Pretty good, but lacks end-to-end encryption Sep 18, 2021

    By NACGZ?
    I like telegram, and I mostly use it for telegram channels rather than conversations, but I just researched that telegram doesn’t have end-to-end encryption, it’s an option available when you start a “secret chat”, or “secure chat” which is also called, but it’s weird try to explain to people that you want to start a “secret chat” it feels like you have something to hide, like you’re about to scam them or ask them for nudes idk, when you only want to have a standard in privacy, even whatsapp has end-to-end encryption in their app, even one of the companies with the greatest threats to privacy has that, and telegram which claims to be a privacy conscious company doesn’t have it by default, every chat should be end-to-end encrypted by default and not require you to do a “process” just to have something that basic I know it’s more difficult to add that function to channels and I only ask that function to normal chats (one to one) if necessary, as I said I like telegram pretty much, and if that change is made I will happily make telegram my everyday chat If you’re a telegram developer I’d really love if you considered that and did your best to implement it, and if you’re another user it would help if you wrote a review requesting the same so maybe they see it and decide to implement it seeing that people do care and want that
  • Nov 28, 2021

    By Shawn Kovac
    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 you 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 spammers who spam me & friends too much, or chat msgs that just go missing!
  • Secure, Easy to Use Jul 24, 2021

    By mov ax,1/int 21h
    OVERALL If you’re tired of companies like facebook reading your messages, yes they really do, it’s time to up your game. Telegram and Signal are both great apps, Telegram being a bit easier, and polished. Telegram chats use two modes. In standard mode messages are encrypted and stored on their servers. In “padlock” mode messages are encrypted and stored on your device. Both are secure, however in “padlock” mode if you, for instance, buy a tablet and install Telegram it won’t show your messages from other devices. Remember, enable touch ID on your phone/iPad/macOS device and Telegram, otherwise anyone could physically access the device and read your conversations. SUGGESTED IMPROVEMENT FOR DEVS It could use one improvement, when you share via iOS it needs to have both the standard AND a “padlock” icon for secure chat. Otherwise you’ll end up with two different chats with each friend. Until then you need to select share, Telegram, and manually pick the right chat. Also, make the “read” checkmark color customizable or bold. Or better use an “o” for unread and a check for read.
  • 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!
  • Nov 29, 2021

    By Jesse T
    Wish this could do SMS. And even add RCS when it becomes available. Wonder if it would able to add links to use Duo in-app for voice/video. Simple reactions would be cool. Even timestamps for read receipts. Wear OS 3 doesn't get the same level of notification as SMS, they either don't come in or silent.
  • Nov 10, 2021

    By Odeza Jaiwolf
    Would love to give the app 5 stars, BUUUUUT... Experiencing the same problem a lot of people seem to be experiencing... Can't download media to phone... And now I don't even get the "photo downloaded to gallery" prompt... Please kindly patch this issue, devs... Your app is great, but something like this is going to tank your ratings.
  • Almost perfect Jul 24, 2021

    By Eng, J
    My S.O. and I have been looking for the perfect secure video chatting platform for a while. We were pleasantly surprised that Telegram finally started implementing video chatting. It is very buggy at the moment, but Telegram is definitely on the right track and has everything that we are looking for. We use the group video call feature to share screens and audio, and it’s very easy to seamlessly switch devices without having to disrupt the call. The iOS app seems more buggy than desktop as it overheats and freezes up my phone during long calls. Other bugs include recursive screen-in-screens during screen sharing, hearing your own voice when sharing audio, and suddenly not hearing the other person. It also would be great to have these features in the individual voice chats as well. Overall, we’re very excited for these features and the quick updates.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Nov 11, 2021

    By Lydia Ryckman
    Great app, will add 5th star when issues with last update are fixed. Can no longer find or share my media from app. Everything has become buggy and slow. First time having any issues. But the issues are persisting. Please fix.
  • 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.
  • 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! 🙏🌹
  • Nov 13, 2021

    By Andie White
    Lately I've been having issues where I try to call someone and it is stuck on waiting... followed by "failed to connect." I've tried everything: clear cache and data, restart my phone, reinstall... nothing!!! Really sad. This was my favorite messaging app.
  • 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.
  • Not fully accessible using voice Over Mar 10, 2020

    By short she wolf
    I am visually impaired, and I use Voice Over to navigate through the various features on my IPhone 8. I am using the most current version of IOS 13. I can only use Voice Over when listening to a single contact (I can activate the play button). But when I try to activate the play button when chatting within a group, Voice Over does not work. Instead, I have to turn Voice Over off and activate play like a user who is sighted. I fortunately have enough vision to do this, but a blind or visually impaired person with less or no vision would not be able to perform the work around I have found. I have tried to report this several times, and I have received no feedback at all. I find that to be very discouraging. I know that some blind useds are experiencing the same problem while others are not, so it is not an across the board problem. However, the issue still needs to be invchstigated.
  • Good app for communication, but no good for investments Feb 22, 2021

    By Albinoni528
    ***Disclaimer*** This is only describing the various situations where forex group chats exist on the service. Nothing against the actual service itself, only the Forex groups on the app ***Disclaimer*** So the app is wonderful in terms of communication, and a good competitor to Whatsapp (another wonderful messaging service). My only beef is the fact that I was the idiot (last October) to download the app due to being suckered by a rando online about a bitcoin forex. I was unaware of such financial lingo, assuming that I would get my return profit in 48 hours. Biggest mistake If people recommend you to various places that offer a return profit via forex, DO NOT EXPECT MONEY BACK IMMEDIATELY. You’ll only lose your money due to the highly volatile nature of not only Bitcoin, but also Forex itself is essentially a bigger gamble due to various international markets operating around the clock. Whether it be through Facebook or any other social media accounts, you cannot be suckered by such things. It’s a pandemic and the last thing one should want is to lose money. It’s precious and you should not let your emotions control the wallet. Ones intellect and wise choices dictates money. So if you’re looking to save money, do the research, be financially literate, and save the money. Nothing against this app once again, but the groups who promise for get rich quick schemes.
  • Nov 28, 2021

    By Mehrdad Shamsi
    The disgusting huge mute button beneath your chats is so disgustingly problematic that I really wanna drop the app. I have unintentionally clicked it dozens of times and missed important messages. Please put in an option to remove this disgustingly annyoing button. Why would you even want such a huge mute button right underneath the chat all the time.
  • Nov 21, 2021

    By Mike B
    App keeps closing every 30 seconds for no reason. And it doesn't draft the message you are typing either when it just randomly closes. That's very frustrating to lose the message you are sending almost every time.
  • HEADACHE Oct 16, 2020

    By hey its fiammetta
    I logged out from one of my accounts and since then This app doesn’t work. All it shows is a white page. I tried restarting my phone but it didn’t help and no I don’t wanna redownload it because that will erase all of my data. The most annoying thing about an app would be this kind of losing data and you know what? This is not the first time. Sometimes with the new updates I had this problem again. In my country I can say that we pay A LOT for using internet and I’m just sick and tired of wasting it on redownloading things that I didn’t even wanted to be erased in the first place. [ and also more importantly it’s just so frustrating and time consuming ] Since it’s impossible to avoid all this kind of mistakes, in the future updates please add “mass downloading” which can offer us redownloading all the latest data we downloaded on our other devices or lost all together.
  • Mask, stickers, and chatrooms don’t work Sep 30, 2019

    By Pinkrose1422
    I love the idea of this app and I love that it has polls, rules set, bots, and other things but my app crashes 100% of the time when ever I go into settings to check out the “Masks”. It just kicks me out the app than when I look for stickers there’s only a few compared to what others claim they have (I’m only seeing a little when others have and see a lot more options than me) and I’m unable to find Chatrooms. The only option I have is to open messages to chat with someone but I want to go to a chatroom. Not chat with someone. Someone said I’m fully missing the icon (a magnify glass) and only have the box with a pencil which is for starting a new message with someone. Can this be fixed soon? I just download the app three days ago. So there isn’t any updates I’m neglecting to update when it says the last update was two week ago. Someone mind helping?
  • Nov 6, 2021

    By Mr.Bubba
    Used to love this app, but ever since yesterday I haven't been able to save pictures to my gallery. And yes, I have the "Save to Gallery" set to on and it still doesn't work for me. Until this gets fixed, I'm lowering my ranking to two stars.
  • Nov 27, 2021

    By Salar Maleki
    The auto rotation in the video call is really annoying. Please fix this problem. It keeps zooming in and out. It's a huge bug for a great app like telegram. Also going automatically on speaker when you remove your headphones from your device is another terrible problem that needs to be fixed.
  • Nov 30, 2021

    By Jessica Foret
    Frequently does not notify when new messages are received despite conversations NOT being muted. The app seems to struggle with working properly when switching between wifi and data usage. Overall extremely frustrating with many missed, important messages.
  • “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.
  • 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
  • Media autosave is broken since iOS 12 release and calls dropping every few min Oct 24, 2018

    By MehoCode
    Hey dev team, the auto save feature for all media (images specifically) isn’t working since I updated to publicly available ios 12. It worked perfectly on all betas of iOS 12 and stable versions of previous iOS but now it became very frustrating as I expected to see all images received to be in photo gallery but aren’t being saved for some reason. I tried reinstalling both Telegram and iOS, tested telegram on 3 different iPhones but nothing seem to be helpful in this case. Media auto save is enabled in settings and app has access to photos so no permission issues as far as I understand. I also sent a message to app support few weeks ago and never head back from them so this is the last step before I start looking for alternatives. Another big issue is calls quality/reliability. Every time I call someone after few min I hear beeps that indicate lost/poor network, then I can hear other party again but they can’t hear me or call just drops after 15-20 seconds. The longer the call (multiple calls) is the more often it breaks and I have to call that person again. I’m on latest iOS 12.0.1 and iPhone XS Max 256. Hoping to see these two fixed in the next update. Once this and dropping calls is fixed Telegram will be again my favorite messenger. Until then - 2 star review.
  • Decent app, but has some problems. Apr 15, 2021

    By _UnknownDude_
    There’s a couple privacy settings that aren’t provided that probably should be. For starters you can’t add a decoy phone number which essentially negates any purpose of having the app in the first place. Secondly, even if you don’t give Telegram access to your contacts, if someone on your contacts starts using Telegram they will automatically be added to the contacts screen in the app as well as prompt a conversation with them in the chats screen, this is especially bad if you’re, let’s say trying to use the app to contact someone who you can’t contact through discord anymore and you’re also trying to hide a certain aspect of your life from family members like an aunt who just so happens to start using that while you have your account completely exposing the part of your life you want hidden.
  • New channels issue Oct 21, 2021

    By Ma1lik
    I have been using telegram for almost 2 years, but there is an issue when I join new channels they don’t show up in the menu of chats, or in the folders menu, I only have to search them by name which is not really practical because when I forget the name the channel will be lost to me and I can never access to it and see the content. Also there is another problem which is the limit of channels and groups that each person can join, I see that this feature is useless, you can’t control the number or choices of channels that people can join, and people cannot delete their older channels just to join new ones, I hope you delete this feature and make the number unlimited or at least increase it. I hope you will fix that problem, thank you.
  • Chat refreshes way toooo fast on ipad version Mar 17, 2018

    By Ember541
    I really like the telegram app. Unfortunately I use a bunch of different group chats. The app refreshes so fast that I cannot click on the message fast enough. I have to hit edit and then I can maybe scroll down to see it - often not. I think that when you click on the message icon it should automatically put those messages at the very top and hold them there until they are viewed. Until this is done I cannot give it more stars because it is very aggravating to try to see who messaged me. Sometimes I have to go on the web version on my ipad but there I cannot see the line that has the message icon. It doesn’t scroll down far enough. So then I have to go on the computer to the web version there. There everything works much better. Please make these improvements!! Thanks.
  • Update killed replying to messages through notifications Mar 6, 2019

    By joamapan
    This is an easy application to use and I really appreciate end to end encryption. Dynamic dark mode is nice too. However, the latest update won’t send the messages I type when replying directly from a notification. More often than not, this is the way I interact with the app. For two days I have been replying to messages thinking that they have been sent, only learning that they have not been sent at all after opening the app. I asked my contacts if they had received the messages, that maybe they just weren’t showing up for me, and they had not. This loss of functionality makes using Telegram very frustrating. I hope this is an easy fix.
  • 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.
  • Nov 9, 2021

    By Kelly Nixon
    After using this app for years I'm deleting it. I'm so beyond frustrated with this craptastical system that locks a user out of their account if they log in/out too many times. If there isn't any suspicious activity I should be allowed to log in and out of my account as many times as I would like without any sort of penalty. Then, there appears to be no rhyme or reason for how long someone's locked out of their account.
  • Nov 12, 2021

    By Cynthia Vincent
    Unable to Verify my Phone or Ipad. I was excited about trying this app, but I have been unable to even access it. I downloaded the app. Then I installed the app. Then the app asks for a code that will be sent to me via text or phone, but the code never arrives. So, I am unable to move forward with using the app. I sent several messages to support, but I haven't received a response.
  • 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.
  • Why alerting everybody when we are using the app? May 28, 2021

    By The MD one
    Hello, I just want to express how unhappy I am with the fact that we can’t choose if the app sends alerts to our contacts that we are using the app. Why can’t we just use an app without letting our whole contact list know? This is a huge drag and the reason why I deleted the app years back and why I al going to delete it soon, I clearly do not necessarily want all my contacts to be alerted that am using an app, the second I started using after 2 years I have messages coming in from random people. I am here just for some channels my friend recommended me but now I have to be texting people or be rude and ignoring messages because they received a notification and in the app they now exactly when am or was online. THUS IS BEYOND ANNOYING. I have now to consider getting a new sim card just to be able to use the app without having people invading me.
  • No Real tech support. Sep 28, 2021

    By Neeters862
    I recently was asked to download this for a job in order to be able to communicate with those at the job. Personally I prefer teams but this particular corporation prefers telegram.I have sent an email no less than about 4 times to ask for help with an issue I was having with the app. In fact some help unlocking my account since my account got locked because I had tried one too many times to login. I have received no help therefore I can’t work because I can’t talk to the people that I work with via the app. They should have more than one way to login or to recover your account if needed.I find it very disappointing to have no response to at least one of my emails. Even if they were to have a phone number you can call and get some help would be great but they don’t have that or that I found.
  • Nth Room-we need your cooperation Mar 25, 2020

    By Kimdoddk
    Because Telegram is the main communication channel for Nth Room - a group of 260,000 S.Korean child sexual abusers who blackmailed more than 80 little girls of ages 9+ to produce child porn and snuff films such as group raping, cutting their nipple off, putting living worms inside their bodies, etc. They are still producing, watching, and distributing the films under Telegram’s protection and the only way to throw every single one of those animals in jail as they deserve it is for Telegram to admit that “safe messaging” and “privacy” only apply to human beings, not monsters like these, and cooperate with the S. Korean police. Until Telegram makes that right decision to cooperate, I will only be able to relate Telegram with child sexual abuse. This is the reason why Im leaving Telegram. Please cooperate and help the abused girls, and the women fighting to protect them.
  • 17+ but not really Nov 7, 2018

    By ThatGuyWithAReview123445
    As a Furry, I downloaded this app because everyone likes the sticker mechanic. I was having fun chatting with people I knew on it until I discovered groups. This opened up a whole new way of communicating with people who have common interests with me. I started connecting with these random people, building relationships, having laughs, using this 17+ app to spread 17+ content but low and behold the group that I became the admin of and was spreading 17+ content in was blocked. Nothing from Telegram saying why or if it could be fixed so I may continue enjoying their app. Nothing about what content specifically called for the blocking. Nothing. If you wish to use this for a fun time, turn back while you can cause even Twitter is better. They aren’t 17+ but they have thriving 17+ accounts. Why are they allowed to have that and not telegram?

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