Key Details of Telegram Messenger

  • Use a messaging app with a focus on speed and security.
  • Last updated on July 21, 2024
  • There have been 7 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Telegram Messenger 0/4

Editors' Review staff

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

September 21, 2020
Latest update
July 21, 2024
Operating System
iOS 16.4
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Use a messaging app with a focus on speed and security.
Pure instant messaging -- simple, fast, secure, and synced across all your devices. Over 100 million active users in two and a half years. FAST: Telegram is the fastest messaging app on the market, connecting people via a unique, distributed network of data centers around the globe. SYNCED: You can access your messages from all your devices at once. Start typing on your phone and finish the message from your tablet or laptop. Never lose your data again. UNLIMITED: You can send media and files, without any limits on their type and size. Your entire chat history will require no disk space on your device, and will be securely stored in the Telegram cloud for as long as you need it. SECURE: We made it our mission to provide the best security combined with ease of use. Everything on Telegram, including chats, groups, media, encrypted using a combination of 256-bit symmetric AES encryption, 2048-bit RSA encryption, and Diffie-Hellman secure key exchange. POWERFUL: You can create group chats for up to 10, 000 members, share large videos, documents of any type (DOC, MP3, ZIP, etc), and even set up bots for specific tasks. It's the perfect tool for hosting online communities and coordinating teamwork. RELIABLE: Built to deliver your messages in the minimum bytes possible, Telegram is the most reliable messaging system ever made. It works even on the weakest mobile connections. FUN: Telegram has powerful photo and video editing tools and an open sticker/GIF platform to cater to all your expressive needs. SIMPLE: While providing an unprecedented array of features, we are taking great care to keep the interface clean. With its minimalist design, Telegram is lean and easy to use. 100% FREE & NO ADS: Telegram is free and will always be free. We are not going to sell ads or introduce subscription fees. PRIVATE: We take your privacy seriously and will never give third parties access to your data. For those interested in maximum privacy, Telegram offers Secret Chats. Secret Chat messages can be programmed to self-destruct automatically from both participating devices. This way you can send all types of disappearing content -- messages, photos, videos, and even files. Secret Chats use end-to-end encryption to ensure that a message can only be read by its intended recipient. We keep expanding the boundaries of what you can do with a messaging app. Don't wait years for older messengers to catch up with Telegram -- join the revolution today.