Telegram is a cloud-based mobile and desktop instant messaging program with a focus on security and speed. This open source application ensures pure instant messaging – simple, fast, secure, and synced across all your devices. Over 200 million active users.
It’s the fastest messaging app on the market, connecting people via a unique, distributed network of data centers around the globe. Users can send messages and exchange photos, videos, stickers, audio and files of any type. Available for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS.
Default messages and media in Telegram are encrypted when stored on its servers. But them can access the Telegram service provider, who holds the encryption keys. The client-server communication is also encrypted. The service provides end-to-end encryption for voice calls.
Telegram accounts are tied to telephone numbers and are verified by SMS. Users can add multiple devices to their account and receive messages on each one. Moreover, you can remove the connected devices individually or all at once. The associated number you can change at any time and when doing so, the user’s contacts will receive the new number automatically.
In addition, a user can set up an alias that allows them to send and receive messages without exposing their phone number. You can delete Telegram account at any time and they are deleted automatically after six months of inactivity by default.
Features of Telegram Messenger:
- Private – the messages are heavily encrypted and can self-destruct.
- Cloud Based – lets you access your messages from multiple devices.
- Fast – the program delivers messages faster than any other application.
- Distributed – the servers are spread worldwide for security and speed.
- Open – has an open API and protocol free for everyone.
- Secure – keeps your messages safe from hacker attacks.
- Powerful – no limits on the size of your media and chats.
- Connect from most remote locations.
- Coordinate groups of up to 200,000 members.
- Synchronize your chats across all your devices.
- Send documents of any type.
- Encrypt personal and business secrets.
- Destruct your messages with a timer.
- Store your media in the cloud.
- Build your own tools on our API.
- Free forever. No ads. No subscription fees.
In addition for those interested in maximum privacy, Telegram offers Secret Chats. 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 read only the intended recipient.
Changes in Telegram 3.0.1 (2021-09-02):
- Crash fixes
Changes in Telegram 3.0.0 (2021-09-01):
- Broadcast video and share your screen to an unlimited number of viewers.
- To begin, tap the Live Stream button in the title bar of a community where you are an admin.
- Tap the “Forward Message” label above the input field to change how messages will be sent.
- Hide or show the original sender’s name.
- Remove or keep captions from media messages.
- See how many unread comments there are when opening a channel’s comments.
Changes in Telegram 2.9.2 (2021-08-10):
- Fix crashes and bugs in scheduled messages.
- Fix file sending after a call or voice chat on Windows.
- Fix main window title glitches on Windows 7.
Changes in Telegram 2.9.0 (2021-07-30):
- Enable auto-delete in your chats to remove messages after 1 month (also 1 day or 1 week).
- Quickly find all GIFs from a chat using the new GIF section in Shared Media.
- Reset your Two-Step Verification password even if you forgot your old password and don’t have a recovery email.
- To do this, you must be logged into your account. The reset takes 7 days and can be cancelled from any of your devices.
- Enjoy a new app icon and default background.
Changes in Telegram 2.8.10 (2021-07-16):
- Fix media loading
Changes in Telegram 2.8.9 (2021-07-16):
- Fix GIF caption edit.
- Fix version on Windows without SetDefaultDllDirectories.
- Fix fonts on Linux.
Changes in Telegram 2.8.8 (2021-07-15):
- Added an image editor. Crop photos or highlight parts of screenshots before sending.
Changes in Telegram 2.8.4 (2021-07-01):
- Crash fixes in WebView on Windows.
Changes in Telegram 2.8.1 (2021-06-26):
- Fix crash in audio player volume slider.
Changes in Telegram 2.8.0 (2021-06-24):
- Start video conferences from Voice Chats in any group.
- Share your screen or video from your camera with up to 30 participants (limit to be increased soon).
- Talk without video with an unlimited number of participants.
- Create voice chats from the info page of any group where you are an admin.
- Group video calls are supported natively on all devices, including iPads and laptops.
Changes in Telegram 2.7.4 (2021-04-29):
- Fix crash in viewing an invoice after a payment is made.
- Respect Focus Assist only for native notifications.
- Mark messages as read only in active window.
Homepage – https://telegram.org
Supported Operating Systems:
- Windows XP – Windows 10 (not RT)
- Mac OS X 10.8 – Mac OS X 10.15
- Mac OS X 10.6 – Mac OS X 10.7 (separate build)
- Ubuntu 12.04 – Ubuntu 19.10
- Fedora 22 – Fedora 31
Size: 28.9 MB