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Editors' Review

by   / March 02, 2017

Telegram Messenger for iOS brings secure, end-to-end encrypted messaging to all your devices without sacrificing speed. The app is free and has no ads.


Lightning-fast messaging: Telegram Messenger for iOS enables you to send lightning-fast encrypted messages.

Secure messaging: Telegram's messages are AES-256 encrypted, or get end-to-end encryption in Secret Chats. Secret Chats can include text, photos, videos, and files, and they automatically self-destruct after receipt and cannot be forwarded.

Great for sending large files: You can send a variety of file types over Telegram, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF -- up to 1.5GB in size.

Robust photo- and video-editing toolset: You can edit your photos and videos, as well as add text, drawings, masks, or stickers.

Cloud based: Telegram Messenger is cloud based, so you can access messages and contacts from multiple devices.

Siri integration: Use Siri to send messages, but know that some data will be sent to Apple along the way to process your requests.


End-to-end encryption is not automatic: Secret Chats must be turned on to maintain end-to-end encryption across a conversation.

Bottom Line

Telegram Messenger for iOS is a great messaging app if security and speed are your main concerns.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.2.1

- Add emoji to a message by typing ':' + keyword.

:relieved : :satisfied : :smirk :

- Search through messages of a particular user in any group. To do this, tap the group title when in a group > Search > tap the new 'Search by member' icon in the bottom right corner.

- While searching, select a user to browse all of her messages in the group or add a keyword to narrow down search results.

- Send self-destructing photos and videos to any one-on-one chats (use the clock icon in the media picker to set a timer).

- Edit photos even quicker with the improved photo editor.

- Add a bio to your profile (in Settings) so that people in large group chats know who you are.

- Download media from large public channels faster thanks to the new encrypted CDNs.


Publisher Telegram
Publisher web site
Release Date October 10, 2017
Date Added October 10, 2017
Version 4.2.1


Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPhone3GS, iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74

Download Information

File Size 39.81MB
File Name External File


Total Downloads 23,924
Downloads Last Week 12


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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