With Telegram, you can create group chats with up to 200 people so you can stay connected with everyone at once. Plus, you can share videos up to 1GB, send multiple photos from the web, and forward any media you receive in an instant. All your messages are in the cloud, so you can easily access them from any of your devices.

For those interested in maximum privacy, we've added Secret Chats, featuring end-to-end encryption to ensure that a message can only be read by its intended recipient. When it comes to Secret Chats, nothing is logged on our servers and you can automatically program thEnter your state heree messages to self-destruct from both devices so there is never any record of it.

We built Telegram to make messaging safe again so you can take back your right to privacy.

Private

Telegram messages are heavily encrypted and can self-destruct.

Cloud-Based

Telegram lets you access your messages from multiple devices.

Fast

Telegram delivers messages faster than any other application.

Distributed

Telegram servers are spread worldwide for security and speed.

Open

Telegram has an open API and protocol free for everyone.

Free

Telegram is free forever. No ads. No subscription fees.

Secure

Telegram keeps your messages safe from hacker attacks.

Powerful

Telegram has no limits on the size of your media and chats.

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Help make messaging safe again - spread the word about Telegram.

Unsend Messages

We hope everybody had a great celebration. We at Telegram certainly did. One of our engineers got so excited about the new year that he mistakenly shared awful stickers with his Mom. To fix this, he quickly added a way to unsend recently sent messages. This smart move saved his morning, and it can still save yours! If you use Telegram v.3.16 or later, you can now unsend any weird messages you shared within the last 48 hours.

Network Uses

The holiday season is in high swing in many parts of the world, so we figured some of you folks are busy traveling. If that's the case, you may want to check out the new Network Usage section that shows exactly how much data you consumed while in roaming or wi-fi or whatever. Don't forget to hop on the hotel wifi before any serious Telegramming in foreign lands. And remember that you can toggle automatic media download in Telegram Settings.

T.me Links

This is the perfect season to meet new people. Want to give them some contact information, but a phone number seems like too much? That's exactly the reason we added usernames and Telegram.me links waaay back in 2014.

Starting today, you can use t.me instead of telegram.me. Take a napkin, write t.me/username in no time, and give it to someone before they can get away.

This also works with channels: t.me/telegram
Public groups: t.me/snowballfight
And stickers: t.me/addstickers/NickSantini

Android Developers Never Sleep

85% of Telegram users are on Android. Our CEO is worried that, if ignored, this Android population can start a rebellion and dethrone him. To please the mob, he made us introduce the following features to the Android app:

Messages from one sender are now neatly grouped together, and scrolling up shows the date right away, making the chats easier to navigate.
The app now restores your previous scroll position when you switch back to a chat. Very useful when somebody sends you a saga in 1,000 messages, and you want to patiently read them in the right order.

  • Sharing files (a feature we had since forever) has become easier because you see a list of recently downloaded files right on the sharing screen.
  • We now support GBoard, the Google keyboard that can apparently send cat GIFs.
  • And for those 2 users that already have Android 7.1 installed, we are happy to announce that we've added a fast action menu with frequent chats to your home screen. All hail the early adopters!
  • Back to the important stuff: the cowboy, the clown, and the sick face emoji (also known as the 'exfoliating green tea mask face' emoji) have found their way to Android. We support all of them now.
  • What do these emoji mean? When are you supposed to use them? Is the singular form of 'emoji' in fact 'emojus'? To answer all these questions with utmost accuracy, we've also added support for the question emoji.

What's New

Windows version updated to 3.7.3. Android and macOS version updated to 8.7.2.

This update brings easy-to-make video stickers, better reactions with compact animations and extra emoji, a button to review unseen reactions, improved navigation between chats and more.

Video Stickers

Telegram's animated stickers have unmatched quality and efficiency - needing less than 30 KB of data per sticker. However, creating such stickers requires experience and specialized software such as Adobe Illustrator.

Today, we're adding support for stickers converted from regular videos, so that anyone can easily create detailed animated stickers using any video editing program.

Like always, you can publish your packs with the @Stickers bot - or add some of the new sets made by others. Whatever you do, never stare back at the tomato.

Better Reactions

Reactions now have more compact animations. To send a larger effect, press and hold on a reaction in the menu.

Like interactive emoji, reactions are now synchronized, so your recipients will see the animations in real time.

Reactions are used not only to express emotion, but also to answer questions and show approval - which is why they now have read status. Like for replies or @-mentions, a new ♡ button appears when your messages have unseen reactions.

New Reactions and Interactive Emoji

This update also adds 5 new reactions to help you discuss anything from Christopher Nolan's movies to global economic news.

These reactions can also be sent as interactive emoji. Send a single or to any private chat, then tap on the animated emoji to unleash a synchronized fullscreen effect.

Navigating Recent Chats

When jumping through unread channels or moving between chats, press and hold the 'Back' button to return to a specific chat. Opening chats from forwarded messages, links, usernames, profiles, etc. adds them to the list.

Bug Busting and More

Our developers spent two weeks in January focusing completely on fixing known issues in Telegram apps. Among other things, they improved call quality, added support for translation to Instant View pages (and bios on iOS), added the option to send silent messages from the sharing menu - and dozens of other improvements.

On iOS, you'll also notice new animations when tapping icons in the tab bar.

And that's it for today. Let's leave some features for February.