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

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Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security.
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4.5
7.0M+ Ratings
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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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  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Saif Rehman, 07, E2
    Easy and fun to use! But there is one thing that I want to say that even if the person to whom you're sending messages to internet's connecting is off or on it displays single tick and you can't really know if they have got your message or not. So please do something about this there should be double tick if the message is delivered and the other person's net is on and the colour of double tick should change when they have seen your message.
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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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  • Jan 15, 2021

    By Sheikh Fahim
    This app is going to lead the whole communication industry one day. This is awesome for me. After the new policies of WhatsApp, it will be a better option for everyone who is security concern. But, developers should add some more functionality like "end to end encryption" used in WhatsApp. Lastly, best wishes for all users and developers.
    more
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Jan 15, 2021

    By King Joe
    The best App ever, I also gave it a 5 Star ... That was my original review in 2019. I'm running out of patience, because I've been requesting help from them & apparently they have volunteers providing support & don't have an actual support infrastructure, I've been waiting for over a year for one of them to help me but NOTHING!!! I requested help 3 or 5 times & ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!! I can't attach very small video clips & share, but I'm not getting any help whatsoever.
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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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  • 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.
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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
    more
  • 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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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Zubin Patel
    My experience other than video is wonderful. I only want to express to the team; "Please update your app to be equivalent to WhatsApp". Every new contact number popping up, every contact seen whether on app or not, easier downloads universally, everything. You drastically need to improve the video calling and hearing quality. It's in bad shape, just as everyone is commenting. Hope that Telegram be chosen, as the alternative in India. Please gravely look into this matter.
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  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Wazeemxb
    It is a very good app for audio as well as video calling especially for international calling it has one of the good services and i am very happy to use thisapp. It has only one defect that is it doesn't show call timings like when did the call start and when did it end. And the main issue is it doesn't show the timing of the calls. I hope this issue will be resolved soon. plz upgrade telegram with more features like proper time visuals, Status option, Sticker Emojie,Gif Video etc etc..😍😍😍
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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Robert John
    A very good and trusty app. An incomparable alternative to WhatsApp. If only more people have started this much more friendlier app the whole past would have been different. The best app. Cons: telegram is limited to 200 per channel (broadcast list). The rest should be added only by invite. If only the company lifts this up it will be a great help. Thank you so much 👍
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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!
    more
  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Saif Rehman, 07, E2
    Easy and fun to use! But there is one thing that I want to say that even if the person to whom you're sending messages to internet's connecting is off or on it displays single tick and you can't really know if they have got your message or not. So please do something about this there should be double tick if the message is delivered and the other person's net is on and the colour of double tick should change when they have seen your message.
    more
  • Jan 15, 2021

    By Sheikh Fahim
    This app is going to lead the whole communication industry one day. This is awesome for me. After the new policies of WhatsApp, it will be a better option for everyone who is security concern. But, developers should add some more functionality like "end to end encryption" used in WhatsApp. Lastly, best wishes for all users and developers.
    more
  • 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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  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Syed Shahab Karim
    Good but Not That Much. Its needs alot of improvement in terms of performance. The 1st improvement is the connectivity. This app take too much time in connecting to God knows which network each time. The 2nd thing is the speed of sending and receiving media. Sending a simple voice note takes a minute or two. The 3rd and most demanding feature is the addition of Statuses. All whatsapp users were addicted to this feature and it may very well turn the tables for you. Developers! Wake Up!!
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  • Jan 15, 2021

    By Daniel Eardley
    I would give 5 stars. It seems useful. But I am very close to deleting the app due to the frustration of getting notifications of people joining. Even if you toggle the setting to not show the push notification, in-app you still get the notification. It makes the whole experience in-app horrible. Just remove this. Otherwise people are going to delete and move onto a less irritating platform. And the suggestion of stopping contact syncing is also a stupid one. Please fix.
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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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  • Jan 16, 2021

    By Shamoy Brown
    I downloaded this app today and I am seeing some great stuff that WhatsApp doesn't have. But one problem; I am not seeing my contacts, I have over 200 contacts on my phone and it's only 5 of them I see come up automatically. I would like all my contacts to appear automatically instead of added them one by one, I need help with this please.
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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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  • 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.
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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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  • Jan 15, 2021

    By King Joe
    The best App ever, I also gave it a 5 Star ... That was my original review in 2019. I'm running out of patience, because I've been requesting help from them & apparently they have volunteers providing support & don't have an actual support infrastructure, I've been waiting for over a year for one of them to help me but NOTHING!!! I requested help 3 or 5 times & ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!! I can't attach very small video clips & share, but I'm not getting any help whatsoever.
    more
  • “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.
    more
  • 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.
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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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