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Version history

9.3.1 2023-01-16

  • We found someone's letter to Santa and implemented everything on the list:
  • Hidden Media
  • Media with spoiler effects. You can wrap photos and videos you send in a fuzzy cover by selecting media in the attachment menu and tapping (⋯) > Hide With Spoiler.
  • Zero Storage Usage
  • Auto-remove cached media. You can choose how long cached media is kept in Private Chats, Groups, and Channels – and add exceptions for specific chats.
  • Removing media by type. Separate tabs with Media, Files, and Music from all chats let you quickly clear the largest files.
  • Pie charts. The new design helps you see what's taking up space.
  • Dwarves with calculators. Cache size is now calculated a lot faster.
  • Reminder: All cached media you remove remains accessible in the cloud and can be re-downloaded if needed.
  • Profile Pictures for Your Contacts
  • Setting pictures for your contacts. You can choose your own picture for a contact – only you will see it on their profile.
  • Suggested profile pictures. When editing your contacts, you can suggest a photo for their profile. It will take them just two taps to add the picture you suggested.
  • Public profile pictures. If you only allow certain users to see your profile photos, you can set a public picture for everyone else.
  • Ultimate profile picture privacy. You can set 'Who can see my profile photos' to 'Nobody' and add some users or groups as exceptions.
  • Hiding Members in Large Groups
  • Member list privacy. Owners of large groups can hide the list of members.
  • The letter also mentioned taking over the world and a puppy, but we hope the real Santa will be able to handle that – now that we've done the rest.

9.2.1 2022-12-09

  • Global Auto-Delete
  • You can set a Global Auto-Delete Timer for all new chats and groups you create.
  • New messages will be deleted after 1 day, week, month – or a custom duration you choose.
  • The new menu in Settings > Privacy and Security > Auto-Delete Messages also lets you set up Auto-Delete for any of your existing chats faster.
  • Topics 2.0
  • Admins of groups with 100+ members can organize discussions into separate topics.
  • Topics 2.0: Navigation
  • Topics now have a two-column layout that keeps recent chats easily accessible as you browse topics.
  • Previews of topic messages in the chat list work like a button – tap to jump to the message or hold to preview the topic.
  • When in a topic, you can hold the 'Back' button to go back to All Chats.
  • Topics 2.0: Organization
  • Up to 5 topics can be pinned to the top of the list.
  • Each topic now supports multiple pinned messages.
  • The 'View as Messages' mode now shows which topic each message belongs to.
  • Badge counters for topics you never opened will have a lighter, less distracting color.
  • Topics 2.0: General Topic
  • A new 'General' topic is now included by default, containing service messages and the earlier message history from the group.
  • Admins can rename the General topic or hide it in the topic list.
  • Aggressive Anti-Spam for Groups
  • Large groups can enable 'Aggressive Filtering' in Group Info > Administrators to remove more spam with automated algorithms.
  • Admins help improve filtering by reporting any false positives in 'Recent Actions'.

9.1.1 2022-11-08

  • Introducing Topics in Groups
  • Groups with more than 200 members can now have their discussions organized into topics.
  • Voice-to-text for Video Messages
  • Premium users can now convert both voice messages and video messages into text.

9.0.1 2022-09-25

  • Infinite Reactions
  • A new expandable reaction menu was added in private chats and groups.
  • All users get access to dozens of new reactions, including reactions previously reserved for Premium users.
  • The reactions you use most frequently will always be displayed at the top.
  • Premium users can react to messages with thousands of custom emoji and add up to 3 reactions to each message.
  • Reaction Management
  • Group admins can control whether custom reactions are allowed in their groups.
  • We've added an option to report spam when opening a user's profile from a reaction. (Internet rule number N: if something exists, sooner or later, it will be used for spam).
  • Premium: Emoji Statuses
  • Premium users can add an animated emoji status next to their name to display their current activity.
  • To set a status, tap your Premium badge in the chat list or Settings.
  • Popular suggestions for working, sleeping, traveling and more will be shown at the top.
  • To set a status for a specific duration like 1 hour or 2 days, press and hold the emoji.
  • New Username Links
  • A new format was supported for username links, in addition to "" You can now open Telegram accounts, groups or channels using links like "" or ""

8.9 2022-08-16

  • Animated Emoji in Messages, Privacy Settings for Voice Messages and Gifting Telegram Premium
  • Premium: Custom Animated Emoji
  • Add animated emoji from 10 new custom packs – with countless more coming.
  • Get animated emoji suggestions from your packs when you enter any static emoji.
  • Press and hold on a message containing emoji to see which packs were used.
  • Create your own custom emoji packs for Premium subscribers.
  • All Telegram users can see emoji from any pack — and try them out for free in the Saved Messages chat.
  • Premium: Privacy Settings for Voice Messages
  • Control who can send or forward you voice messages in Settings > Privacy and Security with Telegram Premium.
  • Create exceptions to add individual users or groups of users.
  • Gifting Telegram Premium
  • Send a prepaid Premium subscription to any user from their profile page.
  • Choose from a 3, 6 or 12 month duration – at a discounted price

8.8.1 2022-06-30

  • Telegram now has over 700 million active users. To celebrate, we're launching Telegram Premium. This subscription helps support Telegram and gives you access to exclusive additional features. All existing Telegram features remain free for everyone.
  • Premium: 4 GB Uploads
  • Send media and files each up to 4 GB in size.
  • Premium: Faster Downloads
  • Download media and files at the fastest possible speed, with no limits.
  • Premium: Doubled Limits
  • Follow up to 1000 channels.
  • Connect 4 accounts in any app.
  • Organize your chats into 20 folders, holding 200 chats each.
  • Pin 10 chats in your main list.
  • Reserve up to 20 public links.
  • Save 400 favorite GIFs and 10 favorite stickers.
  • Write a longer bio for your profile and include links.
  • Include longer captions for photos and videos.
  • Premium: Voice-to-Text
  • Get a new button next to any voice message to generate a transcript of its audio.
  • Premium: Unique Reactions and Stickers
  • React with even more emoji, including :clown: and :hearteyes:
  • Send unique stickers with additional effects, updated monthly.
  • Premium: Chat Management
  • Set a default chat folder or enable tools to auto-archive and hide new chats.
  • Premium: Badges and Animated Profile Pictures
  • Subscribers have a badge next to their name, showing they help support Telegram.
  • Show off your profile video that will be animated for everyone in chats and the chat list.
  • Premium: No Ads
  • Sponsored Messages that are sometimes shown in public channels will no longer appear.
  • To subscribe and get access to these features, go to Settings > Telegram Premium.
  • This update also includes many changes for all users – just like every future update will.
  • Join Requests for Public Groups
  • Enable join requests for your public groups – no invite links required.
  • Users who open the group will see an 'Apply to Join Group' button.
  • Once approved by an admin, users will be able to participate in the chat.
  • Improved External Sharing
  • Watch an animated progress bar when sharing large files and media to Telegram from other apps.
  • Better Bots
  • Include a photo or video in the "What can this bot do?" section of your bot.
  • Bots that are integrated into the attachment menu can be programmed to work in groups and channels.
  • Animated Profile Picture Creator
  • Generate a customized profile picture using your favorite stickers and animated emoji. Create one for yourself, or for one of your groups or channels.

8.7.1 2022-05-05

  • Custom Notification Sounds
  • Use any short music file or voice message as a notification sound.
  • Press and hold audio files in chats to add them to your list of sounds – or use 'Upload Sound' in the Notifications menu.
  • Set custom tones by chat type in Settings > Notifications and Sounds.
  • New Auto-Delete Menu in Profiles
  • Quickly configure Auto-Delete settings from any chat page.
  • Replies in Forwarded Messages
  • Replies are now preserved when forwarding messages, making forwarded conversations easier to read.
  • Shop Bots
  • Bots can now open detailed pages directly in the chat.
  • Use these streamlined interfaces to buy real-world goods and services without leaving the app.
  • Instantly Configure Bot Admins
  • Open a bot’s profile to add it to your group or channel.
  • Instantly configure a bot’s rights and permissions when adding it.
  • Bots can send a new type of button that lets you add them to your group or channel.

8.6 2022-03-11

  • Download Manager
  • View recently downloaded files from the new ‘Downloads’ tab in Search (click the magnifying glass).
  • Pause and resume unfinished downloads.
  • Redesigned Login Flow
  • Log in through a redesigned interface with new animations.
  • Phone Number Links
  • Share a direct link to your phone number that instantly opens a chat with you.
  • Use the full number in international format, like
  • Live Streaming With Other Apps
  • Manage Live Streams in your channels using external software like OBS Studio or XSplit Broadcaster.
  • Copy your Stream Key from one of our desktop apps and paste it into your streaming software.
  • More Languages for Message Translation
  • Translate messages from more than 100 languages.

8.5 2022-02-01

  • Video Stickers
  • Use a new type of detailed stickers with smooth animations.
  • Create new sets by sending .webm videos to @stickers.
  • Bring your custom animated stickers from other apps.
  • Better Reactions
  • See smaller, compact animations when reacting to messages.
  • Press and hold an emoji in the reaction menu to send a bigger animation.
  • See real-time animations in chat when a user reacts to your message.
  • React with additional emoji expressing love, appreciation, anger or surprise.
  • Read Status for Reactions
  • Tap the new button in chats to jump to your messages that have unseen reactions.
  • Watch the animations for unseen reactions play when you hit the button.

8.4.1 2021-12-30

  • Reactions
  • Double tap a message to send a quick :thumbsup: reaction.
  • Press and hold a message for more reactions.
  • Change your quick reaction emoji in Settings > Stickers and Emoji.
  • Group and Channel admins can enable reactions in their chat via Chat Info > Edit > Reactions.
  • Spoilers
  • Use ||Text|| formatting to hide some or all of the contents of a message.
  • Tap the spoiler animation in chat to reveal its hidden text.
  • Spoiler formatting hides text in chat, as well as in the chat list and notifications.
  • Context Menu
  • All context menus in the app were redesigned with beautifully animated icons.

8.4 2021-12-30

  • Reactions
  • Double tap a message to send a quick :thumbsup: reaction.
  • Press and hold a message for more reactions.
  • Change your quick reaction emoji in Settings > Stickers and Emoji.
  • Group and Channel admins can enable reactions in their chat via Chat Info > Edit > Reactions.
  • Spoilers
  • Select text when typing and choose 'Spoiler' formatting to hide some or all of the contents of a message.
  • Tap the spoiler animation in chat to reveal its hidden text.
  • Spoiler formatting hides text in chat, as well as in the chat list and notifications.
  • Context Menu
  • All context menus in the app were redesigned with beautifully animated icons.

8.4 2021-12-30

  • Protected Content in Groups and Channels
  • Content creators can restrict the ability to forward messages from their groups and channels.
  • When forwarding is restricted, users will also be unable to directly save media from the chat or take screenshots.
  • Toggle this option on or off via Chat Info > Group / Channel Type.
  • Manage Connected Devices
  • Choose how long a device may stay inactive before it's logged out automatically.
  • Select a device to control whether it is allowed to accept Calls or new Secret Chats.
  • Anonymous Posting in Public Groups
  • Comment as one of your channels in public groups and channel comments.
  • Tap the profile picture next to the message bar to choose which channel you will appear as when you send the message.

8.2 2021-11-06

  • Join Requests for Groups and Channels
  • Create special invite links that require admins to approve users before they become members.
  • Admins can view the applicants’ profiles and bios by tapping the Join Requests bar at the top of the chat.
  • Add internal labels to your chat's Invite Links to keep them organized.
  • Global Chat Themes
  • Apply one of 8 new preset themes to your entire app – each theme has a Day and Night mode, colorful animated backgrounds and gradient message bubbles.
  • Personalize these themes and find custom theme options in Appearance Settings.
  • More Interactive Emoji
  • Send one :joy:, :money_with_wings:, :face_vomiting:, :thumbs_down:, :ghost: or :jack_o_lantern: emoji to any private chat, then tap on the animated emoji to launch a fullscreen effect.
  • If your chat partner also has the chat open, you will both see the effects and feel the vibrations simultaneously.
  • This also works with :fireworks:, :party_popper:, :balloon:, :pile_of_poo:, :thumbs_up: and :heart:.

8.1.4 2021-10-12

  • Chat Themes
  • Choose one of 8 new preset themes for any individual private chat.
  • Click (⋯) in a chat then 'Change Colors' to pick a theme.
  • Both chat participants will see the same theme in that chat – on all their devices.
  • Each new theme features colorful gradient message bubbles, beautifully animated backgrounds and unique background patterns.
  • All chat themes have day and night versions and will follow your overall dark mode settings.
  • More chat themes coming soon.
  • Interactive Emoji
  • Some animated emoji now have fullscreen effects.
  • Send :fireworks:, :party_popper:, :balloon:, :pile_of_poo:, :thumbs_up: or :heart: to any private chat, then tap on the animated emoji to launch the effect.
  • If your chat partner also has the chat open, you will both see the effects and feel the vibrations simultaneously.
  • See the "Watching" status when your chat partner is enjoying emoji effects with you.
  • More interactive emoji coming soon.
  • Read Receipts in Small Groups
  • Select one of your outgoing messages in small groups to see who recently viewed it.
  • To protect privacy, read receipts are only stored for 7 days after the message was sent.
  • Record Live Streams and Video Chats
  • Record video and audio from live broadcasts in your group or channel.
  • Admins can start recording from the Settings.
  • Choose between recording in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Finished recordings are sent to the admin's Saved Messages and can be easily shared.

8.0 2021-09-02

  • Live Streams, Flexible Forwarding, Jump to Next Channel and More
  • Live Stream to an unlimited number of viewers in groups and channels.
  • Remove sender names before forwarding.
  • Trending Stickers are now shown above 'Recently Used'.
  • Set stickers or GIFs as your profile video — or as profile videos for your groups or channels.
  • Profile pictures in groups follow the messages as you scroll the chat.
  • There's more! View the full list of changes in-app or on our blog.

7.9 2021-08-02

  • Video Calls with up to 1000 Viewers, Video Messages 2.0 and More
  • Group Video Calls 2.0
  • Group Video Calls now support up to 1000 video viewers, as well as unlimited audio-only listeners.
  • To start a Group Video Call, create a Voice Chat from the info page of any group where you are an admin — then turn your video on.
  • Video Messages 2.0
  • Enjoy higher resolution from video messages in your chats.
  • Timestamps
  • Add timestamps like '0:45' to video captions and replies to automatically create links that play the video from that specific moment.
  • Screen Sharing with Sound
  • Share your screen in 1-on-1 video calls, as well as group video calls.

7.8.1 2021-07-15

  • Improved group video calls in voice chats.

7.8 2021-06-25

  • Group Video Calls
  • 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.

7.7 2021-04-28

  • Scheduled Voice Chats
  • Schedule voice chats to let participants know about them in advance.
  • View a countdown to the voice chat and get notified when it starts.
  • Who is Who in Voice Chats
  • Browse full-sized profile pictures and expanded bios directly in the list of participants.
  • Update your profile pic and bio from the voice chat window.
  • Payments 2.0
  • Offer real goods and services for sale in any group, channel or bot – Telegram doesn't charge a commission.
  • Pay for goods directly using one of 8 integrated payment providers – Telegram doesn't see your payment info.

7.6 2021-03-19

  • Millions of Concurrent Listeners
  • Start limitless Voice Chats in Groups and Channels.
  • Host discussions that can be listened to by millions of people simultaneously.
  • Voice Chat Recordings
  • Record voice chats to share or publish in Channels later.
  • See that a chat is being recorded from the red dot next to its title.
  • Improved List of Participants
  • See user bio texts right from the list of participants.
  • Raise your hand to show admins you want to speak.
  • Management Tools
  • Create separate Voice Chat Invite Links for listeners or speakers.
  • Change the title of your Voice Chat to give people an idea of the current topic.
  • Join Voice Chats as one of your Channels to hide your personal account.

7.5.1 2021-03-05

  • Auto-Delete Messages
  • Set messages to auto-delete for everyone 24 hours or 7 days after sending.
  • Control auto-delete settings in any of your chats, as well as in groups and channels where you are an admin.
  • To enable auto-delete, press and hold on any message > Select > Clear Chat in the top left corner.
  • New Invite Links for Groups and Channels
  • Create invite links that work for a limited time or a limited number of uses.
  • See which users joined using your, or your admins’, invite links.
  • To manage invite links, open your group or channel Profile > Edit > Invite Links.
  • Groups with Unlimited Members
  • Convert groups that are approaching the member limit into unlimited Broadcast Groups.

7.4 2021-01-29

  • Adjust volume for individual participants of a voice chat.
  • Report fake groups or channels impersonating famous people or organizations by opening their Profile > More > Report.
  • Bug fixes and minor improvements.

7.3 2020-12-24

  • Voice Chats Done Right
  • Voice Chats in Groups
  • Turn any of your group chats into a hop-on, hop-off conference call.
  • Choose 'Start Voice Chat' under in the profile of any group where you are an admin to create a voice chat.
  • Get up to several thousand participants in each voice chat.
  • Control the number of speakers with flexible admin tools.
  • Sticker Outlines
  • Download stickers faster and watch shimmering outlines as they load.

7.2.4 2020-11-29

  • Added support for new ARM processors. Entering Hyperspace.

7.2.3 2020-11-18

  • Fixed a wisdom tooth.
  • Say 'bug fixes' again. Say 'bug fixes' again, I dare you. I DOUBLE DARE YOU!
  • The sun is shining, the icon is sweet.

7.2.1 2020-11-09

  • Multiple Pinned Messages
  • Pin several messages in any chat, including one-on-one chats.
  • Jump between pinned messages or open them all on a separate page via the top bar.
  • Playlists and More
  • Send several music tracks as a playlist.
  • View detailed statistics about the performance of individual posts in your channels.
  • Send a :slot_machine: emoji to any chat to try your luck.

7.1 2020-10-02

  • Anonymous Group Admins
  • Turn on 'Remain Anonymous' in an admin's Permissions to let them post on behalf of the group and become invisible in the list of members.
  • Channel Comments
  • Comment on posts in channels that have a discussion group.
  • Get notified about replies to your comments via the new Replies chat (if you are not a member in the discussion group).
  • Silent Messages, now in Secret Chats
  • Send messages silently in Secret Chats by holding the Send button.

7.0.1 2020-09-07

  • Yes, Video Calls (alpha version)
  • Telegram turns 7 years old!
  • Thank you for your support over all these years. Because of you, this year Telegram reached 400 million active users and is now one of the top 10 most downloaded apps in the world.
  • To celebrate our 7th anniversary together, we are launching the first version of the feature you’ve been asking for – ultra secure and fast Video Calls.

6.3.1 2020-07-31

  • Telegram is now among the top 10 most downloaded and most used apps in the world.
  • Increased limits for sending files
  • Share and store unlimited files of any type, now up to 2 GB each.
  • Profile Videos
  • Set a Profile Video instead of a static picture.
  • Quickly change back to a previous profile photo or video by tapping ‘Set as Main’.
  • Mini-thumbnails, Group Stats and More
  • See what media is in a message thanks to new mini-thumbnails in the chat list, message search and notifications.
  • View detailed statistics for the large groups you own.
  • If you're getting too much attention, flip a switch in Privacy and Security settings to automatically archive and mute all new chats from non-contacts.
  • Send a single football emoji to see if you score a goal.

6.2.5 2020-07-22

  • Bug fixes and minor improvements.

6.2.3 2020-06-18

  • Better GIFs
  • Enjoy greatly enhanced loading times for GIFs.
  • Quickly find GIFs in emoji-based sections covering the most popular emotions.
  • Check the Trending Tab for the top reactions of the day.
  • Bug fixes and other minor improvements.

6.1.4 2020-05-07

  • Bug fixes and other improvements.

6.1.2 2020-04-30

  • Access Shared Media faster from fully redesigned profile pages.
  • Use the new brush tools in the photo editor to draw on photos when sending or editing.
  • If you have too many folders, try the alternative mode with folder tabs on the left.
  • Send a single dart emoji to see if you hit the bullseye.
  • Add explanations that appear after users respond to a quiz question.
  • See how much time you have left to answer a question from @QuizBot with the new countdown animation.
  • Quiz Creator Contest
  • Participate in Telegram's €400,000 contest by using @QuizBot to create and publish an educational test on any subject.

6.0 2020-03-30

  • Chat Folders and More
  • Organize chats into Chat Folders if you have too many chats.
  • Create custom folders with flexible settings, or use default recommendations.
  • Pin an unlimited number of chats in each folder.
  • Archive chats to hide them from "All chats". Muted chats will always stay in the Archive.
  • View detailed statistics about the growth of your large channels and the performance of their posts.
  • Send 🎲 to any chat to try your luck and get a random number from the animated dice.
  • Send 🦠, 🤒, 😷, 🤕, 🤧, 🤢, 🤮, 🧼, 💉, 💊 or 🚑 to try out the new animated emoji.

5.9.3 2020-02-23

  • Bug fixes and minor improvements.

5.9.2 2020-02-20

  • Increased stability, optimized memory usage.
  • Bug fixes and minor improvements.
  • The oracle would like to know what you think of the color blue.

5.9.1 2020-01-23

  • Polls 2.0: Open Polls, Multiple Answers, and Quiz Mode
  • Create three new kinds of polls.
  • See who voted in Open Polls with non-anonymous results.
  • Vote for several options in polls that allow Multiple Answers.
  • Try to guess the correct answer in Quiz-style polls.
  • Explore various ways of combining the different poll options.
  • Just like before, you can add polls from the attachment menu in any group or channel.

5.8.1 2019-10-30

  • Mute chats for a specific time.
  • Switch between accounts from the improved status bar menu.
  • Enjoy improved design and animations (e.g. try clicking and holding on a sticker to preview).
  • Look for new bugs that were introduced while we were fixing the old ones.

5.8 2019-10-22

  • Enhanced design and other improvements.
  • Bug fixes.

5.8 2019-10-21

  • Enhanced design and other improvements.

5.7 2019-09-09

  • Hold the 'Send' button and select 'Schedule Message' to automatically send something at a specified time.
  • Schedule reminders for yourself in the 'Saved Messages' chat.
  • Get a notification when any of your scheduled messages are sent.
  • Choose a custom accent color and quickly create a new theme in Settings > Appearance.
  • Share your themes with other users on Telegram across platforms.
  • Update your theme for all its users when you change something.
  • Choose who can find you on Telegram when they add your number to their phone contacts.
  • Share documents to Telegram from your favorite apps using the Share Extension.
  • Send a single 😁, 😧, 😡, 💩, 😢 or 😮 to check out what's new in the animated emoji department.