Telegram 4.8.9

Enjoy speedy and secure group chats with up to 100 friends and full multimedia support

  • Category:

    SMS & IM

  • Version:

    4.8.9

  • Works under:

    Android 3.1 / Android 4.2.1 / Android 4.1.1 / Android 4.1 / Android 3.0 / Android 2.2 / Android 3.2 / Android 4.0 / Android 2.3 / Android 4.1.2 / Android 4.3 / Android 4.2 / Android 3.3 / Android 4.2.2

  • Also available for:

    MacWindows

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    7.3 (139)

Telegram is a full-featured media app with a focus on secure instant messaging.

Telegram is a free app that offers a chat alternative that is more secure than traditional multimedia messaging applications. The attractive nature of unlimited storage and video media support make this one of the best chat choices out there. Users can feel secure with the innovative Secret Chats feature. This feature creates encrypted and secure chat environments that prevent others from seeing information. Chat messages will be destroyed after the session to prevent prying eyes.

Telegram is stands out in other ways as well. The backup portion of the app has a higher level of reliability than other chat programs. Media sent via chat can be sent as part of the message for bigger files. Cloud storage is unlimited for free and users can define who can see or share data. Telegram is not limited to document types either. Most documents as well as media files can be sent instantly for instant feedback and storage. Telegram is feature reach and has the ability to be tweaked via the included API package.

Pros

  • Fast and free

    Telegram is incredibly fast and delivers messages for free without any ad interruption.

  • Encrypted security

    Users can share secret chats in a safe environment to prevent interception.

  • 1GB of automated multimedia chat support

    Chats can be synchronized for coordination using most media files in real time. Users can automate these chats by use of bot accounts with commands to do specific jobs.

Cons

  • Limited contact choices with a growing user base

    Telegram is still growing its user base. This makes for an initially limited use of chat if there are multiple contacts involved.

  • Tricky status updates

    The app requires some tweaks to get updates on the online status of contacts. The lack of real-time voice messages also makes it difficult to see when contacts sent the message.

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