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The alpha version of Telegram for Android was officially launched on October 20, 2013.

Screenshots

System Requirements

  • Android 2.2 and up
  • OpenGL ES 2.0 is required for Google Maps (if not, "Your device isn't compatible with this app" will appear in Play Store)
  • around 10 MB download size

Changelog

  • 3.1.3
    • New 'Shared Links' section in chat info
    • In-app preview for links to photos
  • 3.1.2
    • Recent search results
    • Tap and hold sticker to preview before sending
  • 3.1.1
    • Fixed input issues with some keyboards
  • 3.1.0
    • Search for messages inside a specific chat.
    • Fully redesigned attachment menu. Send contacts and audio files straight from the attachment menu.
    • Improved in-app media playback (YouTube, Vimeo, Sound–°loud etc.), new player for large audio files.
    • More about this update: https://telegram.org/blog/search-and-media
  • 3.0.1
    • Bug fixes
  • 2.9.1
    • Added support for IPv6-only networks
  • 2.9.0
    • Install and share custom sticker sets like this one: https://telegram.me/addstickers/Animals
    • If you're an artist, create custom sticker sets using our @stickers bot
    • Use Telegram with Android Auto
  • 2.8.1
    • Bug fixes
  • 2.8.0
    • Places and directions in locations
    • Smart notifications
    • Invite links for group chats
    • Stickers tab in emoji menu
    • Captions for photos
    • 'Listened' status for voice messages
    • Advanced 'typing' status: sending photo, recording audio, etc.
    • Improved scrolling and animations for a smooooooooth experience
  • 2.7.0
    • Sessions List
    • Link Previews
    • Two-step verification
      • Set up an additional password that will be required to log into your Telegram account.
  • 2.6.0
    • Replies, mentions and hashtags
      • Reply to specific messages in groups
      • Mention @usernames in groups to notify multiple users
      • Add comments when forwarding messages
      • Use #hashtags for easier search
    • Revised notifications in groups
      • Mentioned users and people you reply to will be notified (private chat notification settings apply in this case instead of group settings)
  • 2.5.2
    • Performance update to help scaling due to the sudden and massive spike of popularity in South America.
  • 2.5.0
    • Photo Editor
      • Crop and automatically enhance photos before sharing them.
      • Use Photoshop-class granular controls for brightness, contrast, sharpening and much more.
    • Passcodes
      • Choose an additional PIN or a longer password to lock your app.
      • Lock app manually from chats screen or enable auto-lock after a period of inactivity.