Telegram Messenger

Social Networking
Rating
4.1 (193.3K)
Size
163.1 MB
Age rating
17+
Current version
10.13
Price
Free
Seller
Telegram FZ-LLC
Last update
2 months ago
Version OS
12.0 or later
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User Reviews for Telegram Messenger

4.1 out of 5
193.3K Ratings
5 years ago, Zakir Hosen
Need Video calling feature, faster passcode lock & a bug fix
I am enjoying telegram as my main chatting app as it’s secure faster & fun to use! But unfortunately it has only voice calling feature which makes me to use another apps for that feature only! I cordially expect that developer will add that asap! It’s passcode locking feature in order to provide best security to its user, but apps lock doesn’t work immediately! Which should be must! The minimum time is 1 minutes! It should be locked within a fraction of second as some other apps do! As long as we have face unlocking feature so it will not bother us! Lastly, I have facing an unexpected issue sometimes! I’m not sure where I tap but when it happens telegram stop functioning & start glitching non stop glitching! It needs the apps to launch again! So please make the apps more lovely by adding video calling features and make the passcode lock more quicker & fix the bug! Thanks for reading with patience!
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11 months ago, LackVoltia
Worst app since 2023
This application has proven to be disappointing, reaching its lowest point since 2023. It is apparent that the introduction of the premium subscription has shifted the focus towards pushing users into purchasing it, leading to an unfortunate degradation of the basic functionalities. Notably, the severe limitation placed on sending messages, even when used responsibly, is particularly concerning. As an illustration, I found myself unable to communicate effectively within work-related groups, where I was seeking job opportunities. The necessity to compose messages daily, amidst the flood of communication, to ensure visibility for potential employers is both impractical and counterproductive. Despite multiple attempts to address this issue through support inquiries, the lack of response is disheartening. Instead, I received a notification suggesting that the solution lies in acquiring a premium subscription – specifically, to regain the ability to send messages. This approach appears illogical and far from user-friendly. While I am inclined to assign a zero-star rating to reflect my discontent accurately, unfortunately, this option isn't available. I remain hopeful that a more competent alternative emerges in the near future, drawing users away from this application. The current state of Telegram leaves much to be desired and is becoming increasingly untenable for practical use.
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8 months ago, Guled Gurey
Telegram Call Quality Issue
I've been a dedicated user of Telegram for its privacy features, but I've encountered a persistent problem with the quality of its voice and video calls. Every time I attempt a call, I receive a "poor connection" message, and the call quality is severely affected. This issue is particularly frustrating because I don't face the same problem when using WhatsApp for calls, including video calls, which work perfectly fine. I understand the importance of maintaining privacy on Telegram, especially the ability to block someone from calling me, but the call quality issue has forced me to resort to WhatsApp. I'm currently using an iPhone 13 Pro Max with a reliable internet connection of 20 Mbps, so I believe the issue lies with Telegram itself. I kindly request the Telegram team to address this issue promptly. It's essential for users to have a seamless calling experience within the app, and I hope that this problem can be resolved soon. Thank you for your attention to this matter. I am sorry to see how developers of telegram don’t care about their customers specially premium subscribers who paid their why we are not important we want you to fix the call quality issue and add chat lock so we can lock specific users chat and we want to unknown people to text us.
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2 years ago, MrOBrian
Be careful of child pornography!
This app is not moderated at all, which I would think goes against Apple’s policies, but the result is that you will be randomly added to chats that have content you probably don’t want to see. Be sure to go in to your settings and change it so that you can’t be added to channels by everyone. I have no idea why that’s the default setting. Before I found that setting I had been added to some horrible channels that should not exist. This app is a breeding ground for conspiracy theorists and human traffickers, so be very, very careful about which channels you join. Low rating not only because of how detrimental apps like this are to society, but also because of how broken it often is. If you’re in a channel where people share lots of pictures or videos, you’ll often have to force quit the app because it will get stuck when trying to load the media. The search function is also frustrating. If there are several results, interacting with anything takes you out of search and you have to start over if you want to look at the next thing.
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1 year ago, Ng weng
Support very bad my account hacked
I am extremely disappointed to inform everyone that this chat application is poorly designed. When I used this application, my account was hacked, and my personal information and account security were seriously threatened. Even when I tried to contact customer service for help, their response was very slow and almost no substantive help was provided. In the end, I had to give up using this application and completely delete all my personal data. I am very concerned about my personal information and account security, and this application clearly does not have enough security measures to prevent hacking and other security issues. I suggest that everyone should not download this application to protect your personal information and account security. In summary, the antivirus function of this application is poorly designed, which caused my account to be hacked, and the customer service department's response was also very slow and ineffective. I hope the development team of this application can take proactive measures to solve this problem, as well as improve its security and customer service quality.
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6 months ago, Mreeves336
Glitchy. No privacy.
Every time I get a new phone, telegram syncs my contacts even though I distinctly select for it not to. I realized this because I had to get two new phones within one week and it happened both times with Telegram. Sign up, they asked me if I want to sync my contacts and I denied the permission, it sinks my contacts anyway and I don’t realize until I start going through my list or until someone messages me. I declined to give the app access to my contacts as I joined this to be private. Additionallu, to my extreme dismay as soon as you sign up, if other people have your phone number in their contacts, they are notified of your account immediately. Do you know how embarrassing that is??????? It completely defeats the purpose of this app. I deleted Snapchat for the same exact reason just for telegram to go do that. The app has a lot of weird bugs. For example, once the fourth person likes your pictures sometimes, you can no longer long press the reaction and see who reacted in what way. All you can do is see who saw the message. Sometimes this happens, sometimes it doesn’t. A bug
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3 years ago, Eng, J
Almost perfect
My S.O. and I have been looking for the perfect secure video chatting platform for a while. We were pleasantly surprised that Telegram finally started implementing video chatting. It is very buggy at the moment, but Telegram is definitely on the right track and has everything that we are looking for. We use the group video call feature to share screens and audio, and it’s very easy to seamlessly switch devices without having to disrupt the call. The iOS app seems more buggy than desktop as it overheats and freezes up my phone during long calls. Other bugs include recursive screen-in-screens during screen sharing, hearing your own voice when sharing audio, and suddenly not hearing the other person. It also would be great to have these features in the individual voice chats as well. Overall, we’re very excited for these features and the quick updates.
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2 years ago, stevejeffreythethird
Potential scam, employee scam
Hey folks, be careful who you talk to on this app. I was a victim of potential employment scam/fraud. An entity pretended to be a part of a corporation only to be a lonely hacker who wanted my information. Had a check bounced and had it reported, but they could never track it. They were never able to find the source of the hack/scam. And they made themselves seem very believable. Even a fabricated interview process that felt completely real. It’s that bad, folks. Before you go on here, think about the places you applied to and what information you gave out. I know for me I only gave name address and number, but nothing more. But that is still enough. They can access your information at the click of a button. It’s that bad. Be safe folks. I’m still keeping an eye out for hackers and I’m content with my real job that doesn’t scam people. But please. For the love of god. Don’t download this app. They can’t help you if you do get hacked. They didn’t help me. And that’s proof enough.
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3 years ago, ButterflyCrescent92
Scammer’s Paradise
Positives: Telegram had some positive features. You can start a secret chat with someone. There’s freedom of speech in that app and you can say politically incorrect things without getting banned. You can post content which are deemed offensive. That’s why I like Telegram. I do miss the app, though. Unfortunately, I can’t go back, not after what happened to me. Negatives: I was catfished by a scammer. The problem with Telegram is that it doesn’t have a report feature. I reported the scammer via using Yahoo mail, Gmail, and even messaged notoscam. Sadly, Telegram wouldn’t do anything about it. I had to delete my account, and deleted the app itself because of how persistent and dangerous the scammer is. The scammer is using a photo of an actual doctor and is pretending to be him. I suspect it’s an African scammer, but I’ll never know. The only thing I had done was to block the scammer on Telegram, but that wasn’t enough.
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5 months ago, T-Paine76
Fantastic Concept Awash in Bugs
Like literally swimming in them. You can make groups, but it’s going to add and remove any channel it feels like at random (sometimes a group will break and every channel ever will be added to it up to the max, including every new one you follow—take them out, it’ll put them back). You can pay for premium, but sometimes it’ll glitch out and pretend you didn’t (limiting your pins to the regular arbitrary number until you restart). I’ve had it happen with the number of channels you can follow too. You even try to do something as simple as re-order your pins, and the editor only works for two moves (at which point it starts only moving it one space per grab & then dropping it or it just refreshes you to the top of the screen with nothing moved). If this simple stuff were fixed, it’d be 5 stars from me. I don’t like them caving to Big Tech censorship, but I do like that they’ve preserved the integrity of the web version at least. It’s so frustrating dealing with these obnoxious bugs though. And there’s no such thing as support. It’s completely non-responsive (they’re as likely to look at your message as X is to read your appeal), which is a little crazy when you’re paying for something. I sincerely hope this app can be cleaned up because it really does crush the competition in many ways. Overall, I’ll keep using it, but I have to wonder if I should keep paying for premium under these conditions.
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5 years ago, Specialist 101
Please don’t alert me on who has joined Telegram
I have had Telegram for a few years. I installed it because some contact mentioned that they use is for communication just like many other of global contacts who use various different Apps for communication and I download them to make it easy for my contact to reach me. I have about 11 such apps and Telegram is the only App that will intermittently big me with notifications that someone in my contact list has joined Telegram and other silly alerts that have noting to go with me receiving a message from a contact. I just received 11 notifications back to back that 11 of my contacts joined Telegram. First of all it’s not a coincidence that 11 different people who have nothing in common other than being in my contact list join Telegram at the very same second. So obviously, this is a cheap way of Telegram trying to engage with me. I seriously don’t give a crap who is in or not. If they are and they need to reach me then and only then I’d like to be alerted. Kindly fix your unnecessary alerts or give me the option of what alerts I’d like to get and I’ll change my ratings for you.
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2 years ago, Mattstar69
8.8.2 still trashes constantly
The app still struggles to connect stay connected and crashes when messages are forwarded. Profile pictures are mostly missing and emoji don't load they’re just little question marks. I guess a stable build is reserved for premium users. The app once worked seamlessly with an occasional hiccup but ever since the introduction of the “download manager” features and those features that have been introduced to help content creators to monetize their channels but in reality just gave people who have little power in the real world to become gatekeepers to content they didn’t even create or pay for. It’s funny to hear the creator of Telegram on his high horse when the app that originally touted as always being free to now barely working & creating more ways for trolls to exploit people unless you wish to pay for premium. I can deal with the gate keepers and shameless grabs for money if the app works well but it doesn’t and it’s not like I have an old obsolete phone I have an iPhone 12 ProMax for god sakes yet the app works like it’s on a jail broken iPhone 3G
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5 years ago, hatxus
Video calling
In this day and age video calling is a must with every app such as Telegram, and lack of it unnecessarily opens the door for the competition. Despite my desire to solely use Telegram to connect with friends & family all over the world, I’m having to use other apps, because of the lack of this feature in this app, and I’m sure this is the case for most of its other users. I’d give this app 4 stars if it had the video calling feature, and 5 if it wasn’t for some other malfunctions I come across every now and then, such as, all of a sudden losing all my communications with a contact from the beginning till a random date, or altogether till the present! This has happened to me several times with different contacts, so I highly recommend backing your communications up if they’re important to you. I really hope, and strongly suggest that the developers add the video calling feature ASAP. Thank you for all your efforts for providing the public with a great communication tool! 🙏🌹
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2 months ago, CapnCody1622
Huge Privacy Concern
Telegram notified one of my contacts that I downloaded the app. I specifically and deliberately did not allow Telegram to access any of my contacts. Yet somehow this person was notified that I downloaded this app. Keep in mind, this is not even a person I even saved in my contacts. Just someone I txtd once. This person must have my number saved, though, and Telegram notified them of my new Telegram account. This is a huge privacy concern because they is something that I should be in control of. Imagine if this was a stalker or someone else with I’ll intentions. I might have had this person blocked on all other apps and services but now they know of a new way to contact me. And I had no idea they were even notified about this! How is this a feature that’s even allowed in the App Store and how is this even a feature that benefits anyone but telegram. I immediately deleted the app and will never use it again. I’m highly disappointed in Telegram but also with Apple for allowing an app in their ecosystem to operate in this manner.
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7 months ago, Sazerac Slaps
Frustration
In truth I love this app, I have been something of a “power user” of it for years. I am the first place my friends that are also users come to with questions about how to use the app or best practices, etc. but this last month I have been infuriatingly frustrated by a lack of response to a simple issue: I paid for premium, and my app has not reflected that and I am about to have paid for a whole month for no reason. I have gone through apple support who have tried to help but can only tell me that my purchase is reflected in their records but they can’t help me with any of the features themselves. I have emailed. I have messaged the volunteers I even tweeted at telegram to no avail. This is ridiculous. Please don’t make me change my opinion of this app because some sort of what I assume is a clerical error has prevented me from being able to use the premium subscription. Suffice it to say I won’t be paying for another month until I am given the month that I am owed. PLEASE Help. I have logged in and out on all my devices and nothing works
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3 years ago, Vip The Great
So far so good 😎
I am on a mission to get as many people away from the tentacles of Zuckerboss as possible. Have managed to get a few dozens of people to switch from whatsflop to this better platform. The only complain I get is that this does not have status, which apparently social media junkies can’t live without 🤦🏻‍♂️ Another complain is that the app freezes or acts slow in low connection spots some thing those users of whatsflop supposedly didn’t deal with it. Hopefully these things will be addressed and improved/fixed. I know this is still evolving and growing so I am hopeful it would become the dominant messaging platform and I will contribute to that by getting people to jump ship. I only hope we don’t get sold out like all these other money hungry corps out there. Keep up the good work guys, I wish you great success in the years to come 👍🏼👍🏼
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5 years ago, Faris Nabeel
Telegram Review
I enjoy using the app much more than any other social media messaging platform. The ability to create group chats, call people, and customizable features in addition to a UI that is seamless with other devices, and doesn't stutter is a treat. But, in some areas telegram falls short due to lack of video messaging, the traffic seems to be lower than other platforms, and searching for groups isn't as easy as some may like it to be. Regardless, a video chat feature similar to instagrams live mode would be perfect for the group chats. If possible maybe even allowing features thats on discord to be on the app, better bots would be a plus that telegram makes themselves rather than relying on other people bots. Most bots seem to not work as well as the competition. Overall its a great 1 v 1 app, but apps such as WhatsApp or instagrams video-calling is superior, and discords bots and chat customization is superior. Telegram is the perfect middle ground that could do better.
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2 years ago, eric oyen
accessibility failure for the blind
this app is incredibly difficult to use on the iPhone using the screen reader. In fact, the search function doesn’t even work correctly. I tried to search for a Telegram group, and even though the group exists (having verified it via the website), the app won’t find it. Trying to get to the group manually results of my being locked in one of the secondary screens with no way out! And if you think that’s bad, the telegram app for OS X presents a completely inaccessible Contant pain that is blank so far as the screen reader is concerned. No way to interact with it at all! So, if you’re blind, or otherwise print disabled, this app is not for you. Oh, and I actually tried to contact the developer via their webpage and, guess what? There is no contact us link, the support page is so messy that I can’t even get to the right section. This company is a freaking joke. My honest assessment, they don’t care if you’re blind. They just want users and if you’re not part of the “in the crowd“, you’re locked out.
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1 year ago, Arsalan Rad
Great app!
I love it. I may sound like someone who’s working in Telegram but I don’t. I am just a user for several years since its first release and know the app quite well. The best app in its category. Have lots of great features that other apps can only dream about. In every aspect it is great, privacy, features and... Telegram is kind of like a world, you can create public and private groups and channels to share content. Sometimes I spend hours in different channels, there are lots of great news, recreational and… channels. The share feature is also a breeze. unlike whatsapp you don't need to download a file and then upload it for sharing (yeah! this is why whatsapp is so slow on sharing), Telegram just share the content with the name of its original uploader, and you can easily click and checkout the channel (if it was shared from a channel) or contact the user. The other unique feature is, it is a free cloud space for users. you can upload your photos, videos and other documents to your personal “saved messages” and they never get deleted (unlike whatsapp). Telegram has lots of other features which I can’t just type it here, you need to check it out, but I genuinely believe it is the best app in its category.
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4 years ago, r4r2r4
Suggestion for improvement
When I scroll the files/links shared with someone, and this person sends me a message, I do not receive the notification, and the message is considered as read like being within the chat. (which I actually am, but in another tab) I checked that on Windows, Linux and different Apple devices. It is not the issue on tablets, as the display is separated, neither on desktops, if user widens the window so that the chat and files/links are present concurrently. However on cellphone devices only chat or files/links tab can be displayed at a time. I guess it will be better to notify the user whenever they do not actually see the message with a topside pop-up and show the label “unread messages” within the chat when user is back from files/links tab.
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4 years ago, short she wolf
Not fully accessible using voice Over
I am visually impaired, and I use Voice Over to navigate through the various features on my IPhone 8. I am using the most current version of IOS 13. I can only use Voice Over when listening to a single contact (I can activate the play button). But when I try to activate the play button when chatting within a group, Voice Over does not work. Instead, I have to turn Voice Over off and activate play like a user who is sighted. I fortunately have enough vision to do this, but a blind or visually impaired person with less or no vision would not be able to perform the work around I have found. I have tried to report this several times, and I have received no feedback at all. I find that to be very discouraging. I know that some blind useds are experiencing the same problem while others are not, so it is not an across the board problem. However, the issue still needs to be invchstigated.
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1 year ago, Doublecup jones
Love the app but, needs improvements
So this app is definitely a good app there’s many features I enjoy like having a private group for menu’s etc. The main issue I’ve ran into is the fact that once you get over 100 members you’re no longer able to see the list of people that view your messages or updates to your group. There’s an option to hide your list on the settings once you reach 100 members but, there’s no point in having that option if they automatically disappear after you get 101 members or more. I would definitely love to rate this app 5 stars but, that’s my main issue I would love to see how my audience is interacting by seeing the viewers indefinitely regardless of how many members there is in the group. Thank you telegram support if you fix this issue until then my review will stay at 4 stars.
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3 years ago, Jotsan Martinez
4th Update App Review
The customizable colors, dark theme, sleek, fluid messaging app, private, and secure. Destructible messages are a plus. I like the spoiler option it’s pretty cool, along with many other features. Previously Telegram was lacking video calls, Group Video Calls, FaceID. I’ve noticed they added it on which is great! End to End encryption should be standard. Why go through the hassle of doing secret chats? The option should be the other way around “unsecret chats” Please add Pin Numbers. Some people dont like to share phone numbers. Having the option for Pin number to add users on Telegram is a Marvelous idea. More business features are needed like having the capability to pay and receive payments within the app. Having an online store. Add a “transparent theme” for themes and colors that be awesome! One thing needs FIXING. The app has been updated. Now it’s complicated and confusing to change the color themes. When applying the colors and theme it does not update it. Someone sent me a voice note. It took 12 hours to receive it. The voice note stayed at a downloading state the whole time. I have 5G service. Please update with new features suggested and fixes. Then we can agree it deserves a 5 Star rating. Im sticking to 4 stars until then.
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3 years ago, Albinoni528
Good app for communication, but no good for investments
***Disclaimer*** This is only describing the various situations where forex group chats exist on the service. Nothing against the actual service itself, only the Forex groups on the app ***Disclaimer*** So the app is wonderful in terms of communication, and a good competitor to Whatsapp (another wonderful messaging service). My only beef is the fact that I was the idiot (last October) to download the app due to being suckered by a rando online about a bitcoin forex. I was unaware of such financial lingo, assuming that I would get my return profit in 48 hours. Biggest mistake If people recommend you to various places that offer a return profit via forex, DO NOT EXPECT MONEY BACK IMMEDIATELY. You’ll only lose your money due to the highly volatile nature of not only Bitcoin, but also Forex itself is essentially a bigger gamble due to various international markets operating around the clock. Whether it be through Facebook or any other social media accounts, you cannot be suckered by such things. It’s a pandemic and the last thing one should want is to lose money. It’s precious and you should not let your emotions control the wallet. Ones intellect and wise choices dictates money. So if you’re looking to save money, do the research, be financially literate, and save the money. Nothing against this app once again, but the groups who promise for get rich quick schemes.
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1 month ago, Fridaus1
Telegram you can do better than this
My telegram account got banned without violating any rules I’m a unable to attend to all my activity on the account. I was worried and sent many emails to ask them to reopen it, but they didn’t even reply nor tell me what caused my account to be banned. I need my account back it’s the only platform I enjoyed the most to communicate with my family and love ones and telegram took that away from me. I have been on my email all day expecting to see their response that it had been attended to and unbanned but that never happened. Been depressed and down cause of this . I never expect telegram to be this cheap I saw a lot of reviews on the internet on how they just banned people’s account which is not support to be. TELEGRAM YOU CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS it’s so annoying to we your customers
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6 years ago, fordguy1997
New bugs in version 5
Telegram was almost bug free, but version 5 introduced a host of new bugs that were previously fixed. 1) "Last seen" time is no longer accurate. It takes a few minutes to update. Often it tells me that I was last seen 30 minutes ago, when I'm online! 2) the search feature is broken: it has the glitch that only shows 100 results maximum. Previously it used to tell me how many messages each person sent to the chat, which was in the tens of thousands. Now each person has allegedly only sent 100 messages. 3) The same old message notification keeps being pushed to my Notification Center after I've cleared it from there multiple times. This happens for days at a time for the same notification. EDIT 12/19: Developer mentioned the update, well issue 1 was not fixed with the recent update that was pushed out. However, I can report that issue 2 has been fixed. Still noticing issue 3, and will email about it. Thanks
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1 year ago, Up_Side_Long
My account has been hacked 🤬
If I could give more negative review than just one star - I would. My account has been hacked by someone from Hong Kong (and I have never been to Hong Kong!). Multiple attempts to contact Telegram - via emails, twitter messages, support on the website, even app (at those rare moments when hackers would not logged me out) - are ignored, for the last five days nothing, crickets. I can’t delete malicious devices from my account even though I have two way verification set up. Those who hacked my account even sent messages to some of my contacts. When I tried to report the bug issue (and to me this obviously a security bug) - special bug bot on Telegram site sees those malicious devices as part of my account! I can’t use my account - during certain hours hackers just simply log me out and too many attempts to login result in inability to login for 24 hours…🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ absolutely unprofessional company - it’s 21st century and you can’t have halfway decent customer support?!
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4 years ago, Jac565
What WhatsApp wishes it was
Pretty much everything WhatsApp has and more. Not to mention, actually good security—unlike WhatsApp. End to end encryption where the keys are kept on your device. If you do some research, Telegram’s security has been publicly audited by real world events. I work in cyber sec and use Telegram as my default messenger for everything. Whether it’s sending large files (seriously, I’ve sent files over a gigabyte) to joining a variety of channels/groups. I honestly believe Telegram could be the next IRC chat (I get all my security and tech news and updates from telegram channels faster than news sites or rss). I’ve been slowly converting my friends and family to it. Simply the best and the features just keep coming. Thank you Telegram developers! You’ve truly revolutionized decentralized messaging.
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4 years ago, ZoomZoomNH
Latest version introduces a really annoying bug
The Feb. 3 update still includes the really annoying bug. To test the new update, I typed "This is a test of Telegram's new updated app." Here is what Telegram got: "Thisi atTelegram's nbew pda app." Clearly, this is still completely unusable. If anything, the number of dropped characters is worse than it was originally. Original review: Updating to the latest version introduced a really bad bug that causes keyboard input to get corrupted. When I type on my Bluetooth keyboard now, Telegram acts like I also typed random backspaces every few characters, completely messing up the words I type, and inducing auto-correct to change many of the messed-up words to something completely different. Please fix this right away! I've installed every update since the bug was introduced, and none of them have addressed the problem! I just updated again today (Jan. 9), and the problem is as bad as ever. I have to type very slowly and constantly correct Telegram's mistakes, making it nearly unusable.
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3 years ago, Both platforms
One BIG flaw
I love this app, have used it every day for the last year. It is powerful and elegant. The one big drawback is the SEARCH. How do you search for Groups and Channels? By searching for a keyword. That’s it. Not good! Everyone says this is the achilles heal, and it’s weird that the issue has never been resolved. Here’s a suggestion for the developer. Add a feature of searching for Groups/Channels by allowing the owner to place their G/C into CATEGORIES (such as “health”, “food”, etc) then everything search related, falling into those categories, is displayed by title. Keep the Keyword searches, just add this capability. There are groups on Telegram that were formed specifically to allow owners to ADVERTISE their group, in order to grow, because the search feature is so inadequate. Please address this issue. And thanks for a great app. 👍🏻
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4 years ago, ColinHuth
“Raise to listen” is horrible, and circle videos force auto play
Telegram does a lot of things right, but its total lack of customization of usability settings isn’t one of them. “Raise to listen“ is forced on. Any random time something comes close to your phone, it decides you’ve raised it to your head and starts a voice recording. There’s a secret debug menu (not mentioned anywhere) accessed by tapping “settings” 10 times, but even turning it off there doesn’t fix it. This breaks when more since circle videos autoplay — a conversation with them means you’ll constantly be going back to watch someone’s that you missed, and then *your* video after will play. Possibly at double their volume. And you’ll have to stop it manually, every single time. But what’s worse is that if any circle video is paused, and there’s play/pause on the top bar, then raise to listen will override and play *no matter what*. Even if you have it forced off in the secret debug menu. For every hour of circle video conversation, this means manually stopping autoplay and having to hit the little X literally hundreds of times just to make your own recordings not play loudly at you, and your phone’s sensor not delete what you were recording because a cat got too close to your phone and it decided it was your ear. All because Telegram really, *really* doesn’t like giving you options as to how you use the app.
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9 months ago, Diwas21
Best Messaging App
This might be the best messaging app out there. You wont be disappointed its so easy and there is not a single feature that you could think is not in this app. There is only one complain in ios app while audio or video calling then you get microphone off on feature in right side downwards where it can get accidentally pressed so it gets troublesome while in group calls when you want to switch mic off it gets accidentally pressed many times. If that mic option could be shifted up then it would be magic. There is no other fault whatsoever. This might be the most underrated messaging app out there because this is not from mainstream companies. This app is good for privacy too since its servers are not controlled by NSA.
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4 years ago, hey its fiammetta
HEADACHE
I logged out from one of my accounts and since then This app doesn’t work. All it shows is a white page. I tried restarting my phone but it didn’t help and no I don’t wanna redownload it because that will erase all of my data. The most annoying thing about an app would be this kind of losing data and you know what? This is not the first time. Sometimes with the new updates I had this problem again. In my country I can say that we pay A LOT for using internet and I’m just sick and tired of wasting it on redownloading things that I didn’t even wanted to be erased in the first place. [ and also more importantly it’s just so frustrating and time consuming ] Since it’s impossible to avoid all this kind of mistakes, in the future updates please add “mass downloading” which can offer us redownloading all the latest data we downloaded on our other devices or lost all together.
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5 years ago, Pinkrose1422
Mask, stickers, and chatrooms don’t work
I love the idea of this app and I love that it has polls, rules set, bots, and other things but my app crashes 100% of the time when ever I go into settings to check out the “Masks”. It just kicks me out the app than when I look for stickers there’s only a few compared to what others claim they have (I’m only seeing a little when others have and see a lot more options than me) and I’m unable to find Chatrooms. The only option I have is to open messages to chat with someone but I want to go to a chatroom. Not chat with someone. Someone said I’m fully missing the icon (a magnify glass) and only have the box with a pencil which is for starting a new message with someone. Can this be fixed soon? I just download the app three days ago. So there isn’t any updates I’m neglecting to update when it says the last update was two week ago. Someone mind helping?
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6 years ago, MehoCode
Media autosave is broken since iOS 12 release and calls dropping every few min
Hey dev team, the auto save feature for all media (images specifically) isn’t working since I updated to publicly available ios 12. It worked perfectly on all betas of iOS 12 and stable versions of previous iOS but now it became very frustrating as I expected to see all images received to be in photo gallery but aren’t being saved for some reason. I tried reinstalling both Telegram and iOS, tested telegram on 3 different iPhones but nothing seem to be helpful in this case. Media auto save is enabled in settings and app has access to photos so no permission issues as far as I understand. I also sent a message to app support few weeks ago and never head back from them so this is the last step before I start looking for alternatives. Another big issue is calls quality/reliability. Every time I call someone after few min I hear beeps that indicate lost/poor network, then I can hear other party again but they can’t hear me or call just drops after 15-20 seconds. The longer the call (multiple calls) is the more often it breaks and I have to call that person again. I’m on latest iOS 12.0.1 and iPhone XS Max 256. Hoping to see these two fixed in the next update. Once this and dropping calls is fixed Telegram will be again my favorite messenger. Until then - 2 star review.
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3 months ago, Jonnnnnnyyyyyu booiiiiiiiiiii
Makes dial up internet speeds look fast
I know that based on your DNS settings and location that users report that the app runs at different speeds. However; users shouldn’t have to use a VPN just to have the app function. I’ve had no problems with this app for years. It wasn’t until just recently it got slower than tar in January. Every time it opens I can scroll through my contacts just fine but the moment I click on a contact it makes the entire app freeze. I tried loading a conversation to see the three messages a colleague sent me and i spent 10 minutes waiting for it to load the conversation, and i never succeeded in loading. Reminds me of the years of old when you would spend 5 minutes opening your email on dial up internet. Must be I have to get off the phone to make the app work… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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3 years ago, Hyunkyo
Telegram is awesome.
I truly love it, I wanted to try a new app for texting and this is perfect. It has great privacy features, you can customize it in a lot of ways, and it works perfectly. I only have a small suggestion that may not be as important, but it would be a great improvement. I imported a chat from another app, and as soon as I saw hundreds of messages arriving, I regretted it. I want to delete them, but Telegram does not allow to select many messages really fast to delete them, you have to tap them one by one to select them. It would be great if it allowed users to select multiple messages faster, or if it had an option to delete imported messages in an specific chat just in case the user regrets it. But overall, a really great app, I recommend it.
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3 years ago, ❤️💜BunBunzCat💜❤️
Amazing app, the best! just one thing
I rlly like telegram. Its the best messaging app in my opinion. Has everything that i need in a messaging app, secure ,safe, easy and fast and very amazing in general! Has so many options for everything. And is totally worth loading!!! I been using it for the past 5 years and its totally my number one app for everything! But only one complain i have for the newest update: when i edit a photo on the app , like drawing on it or just changing the appearance of the pic, the app crushes and goes to my home screen, its been happening ever since i updated telegram and i just want you guys to fix that, other than that the app is amazing and works perfectly fine! Thanks for making the best app ever!!!
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4 years ago, sj-2020
Better than Whatsapp
It is safe and secure with the option of end-to-end encrypted messaging, easier and more user friendly than whatsapp. The new version has video call as well. I call my friends around the world for free. Channels are great and recently added options to leave comments and pin more than one messages are great features and it comes with a desktop version to use everything on your computer as well. Overall, I prefer telegram to whatsapp. Note to new users: don’t delete your messages to release storage on your phone, instead, learn to clear your telegram cache. To the developers team: I think including sliding bar on the voice messages would be good. Also an option to lock the voice recorder on the desktop version similar to the mobile. Please keep expanding video calls to do meetings in groups. And finally, it would be great to add personal folders to saved messages, I use telegram as my favorite quick note app as well! because it is easy and has a user friendly format plus desktop so it can also be used as a personal note taking app and if you add folder options to saved messages, it will make a great tool! Thanks.
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3 months ago, shadow@20
Scammers catfish
this is a warning to everyone who is using telegram. In telegram there will be people tell you hi my name is this I’m from here there my age is this I’m a tourist or someone who is looking for relationship. don’t trust this type of people because there is a scammer acting like he is a female put girl picture trying to catfish me telling me that his name is Ali she is a tourist looking for relationships but when I reply to him I told him what is my nationality but lucky I didn’t tell him my real name and at the end he told me do you have a bank app or bank account and that’s where I found out it’s a scammer try to scam me so that he can steal from me and if anyone see somebody in telegram asking about your bank account black them and remember when chatting in telegram don’t give somebody your real name just give them a fake name be aware of scammer in telegram they will catfish you so that they will ask for your money.
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5 years ago, Amirali_KP
Bug
Hi telegram developers, I noticed a problem after your last update, it's about when i download a song and try to listening to it after 2 or 3 times in repeat mode music stops playing ,but in lock screen i have it ,and shows that music is playing but nothing played and music player is terminated , then i have to reopen the telegram and play it again and again by the way when you are in the app everything works properly, this problem shows itself when you’re going to lockscreen or open another app when telegram is in background, telegram last 2 updates are more reliable than this version and it’s really annoying specially behind the wheel or when i put on my handsfree, i hope developers fix this bug to make it the best social app like the past . (iPhone 7plus) Best regards
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4 years ago, Raana_b
Awesome except for two points
Telegram has been a great application which i have been using for more than 6 years non-stop! But lately i have switched to ios and i am short on storage. Whenever i clean the cache, the number in the app goes down but in my settings the numbers will not change that much. So every time i am supposed to delete the app and re-download it so i will lose all my secret chats. Also being able to delete messages of the other person for both sides?! This is not new but it is so bad. I mean imagine you are talking to an online shop, you send the receipt but they will delete it later and deny that you have paid! I hope you make changes and solve these problems. I think these are the only downsides that i can mention for this wonderful app. Thank you.
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2 years ago, Doctor dolapo
Good app. But turn to bad app now
I’ve been using my telegram account for more than 5 years ago and Telgram are banning people account without warning. I lost everything I keep on my Telgram and all the important information between me and my business partner all the necessary conversation was lost I try to unbanned my account and there is no where to contact support please Telgram should do something about that Telegram is the most texting all I love most in all app I’ve been using in my life but I hate it so much now because of what it’s happening my Telegram account was banned without any warning and it was logged out of my phone I have some secret conversations I keep there and I lost everything there are so many things I keep I couldn’t get it back I try to contact telegram support if my number can be unbanned to regain back my account and everything I have in it but I got no response. I think something must be done about that please thank you
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2 years ago, AMILkita
Notifications Drive Me Insane
The app is quite good but I gave it 3 stars because it’s notifications feature is horrific. I absolutely loathe apps that don’t respect my notifications preferences and this one in particular doesn’t like to suppress the very annoying ones that come in every single time someone in my contacts list joins Telegram. I really don’t care to know who joins the service from my contacts every time it occurs. Turning this notification off does not from stoping them from continuing to arrive in-app, and the only way to stop this is to turn off Notifications in my phone’s global settings, but doing so will make one forego notifications that I do care about, such as from new messages. It’s baffling they choose to force users have to deal with this, it’s the one thing that’s making me consider leaving the app altogether.
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2 years ago, Paws on my heart
Scammed
I received a 2nd email regarding an interview for a job I applied to. I am a recovering stroke victim, so I haven’t been able to work in almost 6 years, but recently decided to take a leap and find a remote job, as I can’t drive at the moment. This afternoon I received an email, in regards to a job I applied to. I quickly forwarded to onto my husband and he pointed out right away that it was sent from someone with a “Gmail” address and not a company email, which was the first red flag. It goes onto say I would be interviewing with this guy and said the virtual interview would take place at this platform. Ok, I have never heard of such place. The like had his name spelled without an “s”, which I found to be another Red Flag. My husband texted me back a screenshot of a scam done on behalf of this company (using this company name) and on this platform. I tried reporting this persons account, but was unsuccessful, as apparently this platform is run by volunteers. I just want to see this persons account shut down. I tried searching this person on LinkedIn and couldn’t find any matches. I tried searching without the “s” and still no searches. I contacted the company and the lady told me they are not hiring for remote jobs, only on-site and apologized. She said no one by the names I gave her worked for the company. I immediately deleted this app and will be more careful in the near further.
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3 years ago, Pesare Shojae
Need imediate help
Hi telegram is one of the best communication apps out there but the ownership of channels and groups is a pain in the neck really, i have bought a channel from an admin and she claimed that she owns the channel i had no idea about owner stuff and that you can transfer the ownership of channels until it was late, she by mistake made someone admin with her other account just when i thought she had left the channel with her both accounts when i demanded an answer she refused stubbornly to do so, so i did a research and found out that iam just an admin despite paying huge amount of cash and now she refuses to co operate but can get back at any time and kick me from moy own chhannel i wrote to telegram support saying i have all the vidence that i paid money to this guy and chat records are there too but they didnt answered back 😞😔 it seems that there is no hope for me...
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1 year ago, pajhdlh
Suggest to make recovery or deactivate the account more in time!
Though Telegram is ease to use, the system didn’t remind or force to link the recovery email or phone while users sign-up / login in. This make this application easily to hack by someone. Today my tele account get hack and I can’t recover or deactivate my account in-time. This make the hackers have more time to access my contact list and make a free chat with my friends for SWINDLE and try to hack their accounts. It’s my negligence make this case. But for others applications the recovery process is much easier than Telegram. Hope developer get serious on this security problems and make new users taking more awareness on linking recovery email or phone… Make a user tips guidances or something for new users please . I kindly request to make recovery process more efficient please ( if the user only link with mobile number, it’s really really need many steps and times to recover their account JUST LIKE ME!).
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5 days ago, Olоlо
Can’t remove - me joined/leave group message!
1. When I join some group - a public message posted with text: “my name - joined the group”. And I want to remove that message in group!! Also when I leave group I want to remove same message but saying that I leaved. But I can’t do that!!! My nickname is still there and all users now can click on it and see that I was there!! I want totally remove that message for sure!! 2. Also bug: just after some time chats not updated, opening app show me no new messages, but I saw new messages on other device. But if I close app fully and open it again - I see a lot of these new messages only after restarting this buggy app. This bug here is for like 6 months or so! 3. I have 2 accounts and maybe because of this when I open chats in some account - chat never updated. I have to restart tg several times, maybe then chats will load. macOS version doesn’t have this bug!
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1 month ago, AstraiosPlejaren
The rating’s…?
IOS, controls who can use software from “their” Approved collective.” Especially during the global elections which this four year agenda seems to proliferate in such a coincidental juxtaposition of space-time politics. Being locked out from loading applications, are a violation of Free Speech. Henceforth the 1 checkmark for now. Seriously doubt this programmer even knows what is happening. This is still controlled communication/commentary. Since this “fruit” Controls access they do control who can be talked about or researched. Telegram seems to ignore that their application can only be accessed via that “online store.” So, if there’s a penny shortfall from one’s bank account, no updates or accessibility. Perhaps those invaders will turn over our tax fiat back into the coiffures from which those responsible for treason have capitulated. Who knows…
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1 year ago, Jsc Media
Automatic Translation Not Working with Paid Subscription
In my opinion, Telegram is an excellent application with a useful feature that allows for automatic message translation with a paid subscription. I was intrigued and decided to purchase it for myself, as well as gift it to a friend. However, to my disappointment, the feature does not seem to work for either of us. Although I write in English and my friend writes in Russian, our messages are not automatically translated and we still have to manually translate them. Similarly, when communicating with someone who writes in Ukrainian, my English messages to them are translated, but their messages to me are not. I only use the desktop version of Telegram when I need to save photos to my computer, and I have noticed that the desktop and web versions do translate messages properly. Furthermore, it appears that support for Telegram is lacking, as it is supposedly provided by volunteers and I have not received any response to my requests for assistance. While I understand that volunteers may not be able to respond promptly, it would be beneficial if Telegram could improve their customer support. Overall, I hope that Telegram takes note of my review and works on fixing the issue with the automatic message translation feature.
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