Telegram App Review
Pure instant messaging — simple, fast, secure, and synced across all your devices.
- Encrypted calling is as clear and easy to dial as a regular phone call.
- The application is widely available on the major platforms Android, iOS, Windows smartphones, PC, Mac, and Linux.
- Privately send and receive all kinds of media from videos and pictures to music and documents.
Users don't like:
- There are very few available slots to pin your favorite chats.
- Some sources say that the end-to-end encryption is not consistent, a statement that has not been fully verified yet.
- Not many people use Telegram, so it may take some convincing to get your friends to switch over.
Why to choose/Best for:
- Instant messaging on Telegram is truly instant; quick and lightweight.
- There is an unfathomable amount of third-party stickers that are fun to use in friendly conversations.
- The API is open source and can be used to create user-generated tools.
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Who is Telegram for?
Telegram is for everyone who wants fast and reliable messaging and calls. Business users and small teams may like large groups, usernames, desktop apps, and powerful file-sharing options.
Since Telegram groups can have up to 200,000 members, we support replies, mentions, and hashtags that help maintain order and keep communication in large communities efficient. You can appoint admins with advanced tools to help these communities prosper in peace. Public groups can be joined by anyone and are powerful platforms for discussions and collecting feedback.
In case you’re more into pictures, Telegram has animated gif search, a state of the art photo editor, and an open sticker platform (find some cool stickers here or here). What‘s more, there is no need to worry about disk space on your device. With Telegram’s cloud support and cache management options, Telegram can take up nearly zero space on your phone.
Those looking for extra privacy should check out our advanced settings and rather revolutionary policy. And if you want secrecy, try our device-specific Secret Chats with self-destructing messages, photos, and videos — and lock your app with an additional passcode.
What makes Telegram groups cool?
Telegram groups can have up to 200,000 members each and are extremely powerful communication tools. Here are a few key features that make them stand out in the messaging world:
Edit your messages after posting, delete them so that they disappear for everyone.
Access your messages anytime, from any number of your mobile or desktop devices.
Find the message you’re looking for, even among millions. Filter by the sender to make searching easier.
Replies, mentions, hashtags
Easily trace a conversation and keep communication efficient, no matter the group size.
Mute the group to get notifications only when people mention you or reply to your messages.
You can pin any message to be displayed at the top of the chat screen. All members will get a notification — even if they muted ordinary messages from your group.
Appoint administrators that can mass-delete messages, control membership, and pin important messages. Define their admin privileges with granular precision.
Set default permissions to restrict all members from posting specific kinds of content. Or even restrict members from sending messages altogether – and let the admins chat amongst themselves while everybody else is watching.
Send and receive files of any type, up to 1,5 GB in size each, access them instantly on your other devices.
Get a short link for your group and make it public, like t.me/publictestgroup. This way, anybody can view the group’s entire chat history and join to post messages.
Customization via bots
Create custom tools for any specific needs using our Bot API and Inline Bots.
What's the difference between groups and channels?
Telegram groups are ideal for sharing stuff with friends and family or collaboration in small teams. But groups can also grow very large and support communities of up to 200,000 members. You can make any group public, toggle persistent history to control whether or not new members have access to earlier messages, and appoint administrators with granular privileges. You can also pin important messages to the top of the screen so that all members can see them, including those who have just joined.
Channels are a tool for broadcasting messages to large audiences. In fact, a channel can have an unlimited number of subscribers. When you post in a channel, the message is signed with the channel’s name and photo and not your own. Each message in a channel has a view counter that gets updated when the message is viewed, including its forwarded copies.
- Android Details
Size: Varies with device Rating: 4.5 Version: Varies with device Content Rating: 12+ Author: Telegram FZ-LLC Installs: 100,000,000+
- iOS Details
Size: 173.2 MB Rating: 4.3 Version: 6.1 Content Rating: 17+ Author: Telegram FZ-LLC Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 and watchOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Languages: English, Arabic, Catalan, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian
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