With Telegram, you can create group chats with up to 200 people so you can stay connected with everyone at the same time. Plus, you can share videos up to 1GB, send multiple photos from the web, and transfer any media you receive in an instant. All your messages are in the cloud, so you can easily access them from any of your devices.
For those who want maximum privacy, we’ve added secret chats, with end-to-end encryption to ensure that a message can only be read by its recipient. As for the secret chats, nothing is saved on our servers and you can automatically schedule the messages Enter your state here to self-destruct from both devices so that there is never any trace of it.
We built Telegram to re-secure messaging so you can take back your right to privacy.
Telegram messages are strongly encrypted and can self-destruct.
Telegram allows you to access your messages from multiple devices.
Telegram delivers messages faster than any other app.
Telegram servers are spread all over the world for security and speed.
Telegram has an open API and a free protocol for everyone.
Telegram is free forever. No ads. No subscription fees.
Telegram protects your messages from hacker attacks.
Telegram has no limit on the size of your media and chats.
We can do it!
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Cancel sending messages
We hope everyone had a great party. At Telegram, we certainly did. One of our engineers was so excited about the New Year that he mistakenly shared some horrible stickers with his mom. To solve this problem, he quickly added a way to stop sending recently sent messages. This smart move saved him the morning, and he can still save yours! If you are using Telegram v.3.16 or later, you can now unsend any weird messages you have shared in the last 48 hours.
The holiday season is in full swing in many parts of the world, so we thought some of you are busy traveling. If so, you can check out the new Network Usage section which shows exactly how much data you’ve consumed while roaming or using Wi-Fi or whatever. Don’t forget to jump on the hotel’s wifi before any serious telegram abroad. And don’t forget that you can toggle automatic media download in Telegram settings.
It’s the perfect season to meet new people. Want to give them some contact information, but a phone number seems too much? This is exactly why we added Telegram.me usernames and links in 2014.
From today you can use t.me instead of telegram.me. Grab a napkin, write t.me/username in no time, and give it to someone before they can leave.
It also works with strings: t.me/telegram
Public groups: t.me/snowballfight
And stickers: t.me/addstickers/NickSantini
Android developers never sleep
85% of Telegram users are on Android. Our CEO is concerned that, if ignored, this Android population could spark a rebellion and dethrone it. To please the crowd, he made us introduce the following features in the Android app:
Messages from a sender are now neatly grouped and scrolling up displays the date immediately, making it easier to navigate through chats.
The app now restores your previous scroll position when you return to a chat. Very useful when someone sends you a saga in 1000 messages and you want to patiently read them in the correct order.
- File sharing (a feature we’ve always had) just got easier because you see a list of recently uploaded files right on the share screen.
- We now support GBoard, the Google keyboard that can apparently send chat GIFs.
- And for those 2 users who already have Android 7.1 installed, we’re happy to announce that we’ve added a quick action menu with frequent chats to your home screen. Hello first adopters!
- Back to the important stuff: The Cowboy, Clown, and Sick Face Emoji (also known as the “Exfoliating Green Tea Mask Face” emoji) have found their way to Android. We support them all now.
- What do these emoji mean? When should you use them? Is the singular form of “emoji” actually “emojus”? To answer all these questions with utmost precision, we have also added support for the emoji question.
- Windows version 3.1.1 update
- Android version updated to 8.0.0
- MacOS version updated to 8.1.2
- Turn any of your group chats into a hop-on hop-off conference call.
- Get up to several thousand participants in each voice chat.
- Control the number of speakers with flexible administration tools.
Discussion folders and more
- Organize discussions in discussion folders if you have too many discussions.
- Create custom folders with flexible settings or use the default recommendations.
- Pin an unlimited number of chats in each folder.
- Swipe between folders for easy access to all your chats.
- View detailed statistics on the growth of your channels and the performance of their posts.
- Send: dice: to any cat to try your luck and get a random number from the animated dice.
- Telegram for Android has now reached version 5.0 and has received a major overhaul in the design department. It is now much easier to access shared media from user, group and channel profiles.
- Custom languages. Crowdsource a cloud-based language pack for Telegram using our translation platform, then apply it in real time.
- Instant View 2.0. Instantly view web pages with support for more content types.
- New design for profiles, notifications and sounds, and general settings. Profile pages provide quick access to shared media.
- Sharp previews, increased loading speed, and more information in the shared content sections.
- Swipe navigation when viewing image documents.
Previous release notes:
Secret chats are for people who want more secrecy than the average guy. All messages in secret chats use end-to-end encryption. This means that only you and the recipient can read these messages – no one else can decipher them, including us here at Telegram (more details here). Additionally, messages cannot be forwarded from secret chats. And when you delete messages from your side of the conversation, the app on the other side of the secret chat will also be instructed to delete them.
You can order your messages, photos, videos, and files to self-destruct within a set amount of time after they have been read or opened by the recipient. The message will then disappear from your devices and those of your friends.
All secret chats in Telegram are device specific and are not part of the Telegram cloud. This means that you can only access messages in a secret chat from their original device. They are safe as long as your device is safe in your pocket.
Themes, multiple accounts and more:
- Presentation of several accounts on Android and themes on iOS in version 4.7.
- Happy winter holidays everyone! To boost the party vibe, we’re updating Telegram for the second time in December, adding the features you’ve requested.
- With version 4.7 for iOS, you can change the appearance of your telegram in the new appearance settings. Choose between four different themes, including a minimalist (“Day”) and two dark themes (“Night” and “Night Blue”). The “Day” theme also allows you to choose an accent color for the entire app, such as pink or purple.
- The Android application already supported several themes, so we had to go further with 4.7 by supporting multiple accounts. You can add up to three accounts with different phone numbers to your Telegram app, then quickly switch between them from the side menu. Notifications will continue to come from all accounts unless you change this in the notification settings.
- Telegram now supports quick replies on both mobile platforms. To use them, just swipe left on any message in a chat.