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Telegram Messenger App Complaints & User Negative Comments 2022

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Secure?Wont work if you happen to block various trackers at firewall level (including Google). As soon as you open the door to trackers, it works fine. Did telegram just sell its soul?.Version: 7.3.1

Worked well till I can’t sign inNo issues at all with the app but I deleted the account to make a new one because I had so many scammers contacting me and now it says I have to wait “a few days” before making an account again.. not sure how many days a few is but that was a few days ago and I still can’t use it.Version: 7.7

ScammedI 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..Version: 8.4.1

Notifications Drive Me InsaneThe 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..Version: 8.6

ScamAs a result of downloading this app and using my cellphone number, I have since received hundreds of scam text messages stating I have a courier package awaiting my pick up with scam url attached in the messages. Not impressed Telegram leaking users personal cellphone numbers. 🤬.Version: 8.5.1

Turn off new contact notificationRidiculous , every time a new contact joins I get a notification AND a new chat. This must be turned off! Super annoying. Change this and I give five stars.Version: 7.3.1

It’s gone worst nowI have been using telegram such long time . Never had problem and since today morning it’s keep showing me that it’s updating but wasn’t doing anything at all . I had to delete the whole app and redownload but after then when I tried again after giving my number to login back it’s keep saying no internet connection but I have full 3G and full WiFi but still says same thing . Almost fed up after trying for 2 hours . I might stop using this . For developers - pls fix this issue if not people might start deleting this app ..Version: 4.9.1

PrivacyThey say your data is never disclosed, but without end to end encryption of *all data* *on* by default, that means that they and anyone else who sends them a legal request actually can access this data. They need to be less misleading in their marketing copy..Version: 7.3.1

Typing errorKeeps stoping when i type with bluetooth key board..Version: 5.15.2

Telegram is not as secure as you thinkTelegram may say they're secure and end to end encrypted, but don't be fooled. They do offer end to end encryption, but not by default. If you've downloaded Telegram for more privacy and are using the normal messages it offers, they're sent in plain text, they're not encrypted at all! Also as they use their own encryption type for secret chats, we don't know how secure that encryption is. For me any messenger that doesn't use end to end encryption by default isn't one worth using at all. Messengers that do include iMessage, Signal Messenger and WhatsApp. Also unlike WhatsApp there's no way for members of a group to clear chats off of their phone, that's crazy because messages build up and take up space on people's phones..Version: 8.1.2

Needs emailThis is a good app but there needs to have a email option!!.Version: 7.3.1

Take actionFrom last year to recently, telegram was used to sexually abuse numerous minors and women in South Korea. This case is called the “Nth room”. We need your cooperation to catch all the criminals who took part in this terrible crime. Please cooperate with the Korean police when they demand the information of these criminals. Please help us to find the perpetrators of this heinous crime, who must be punished to the fullest extent of the law..Version: 5.15.2

Almost perfect - needs to remove auto audio record!Fantastic app, fast, handles multi devices so well. One major issue with iOS app - it has a horrible feature that you can’t turn off. It’s designed to start recording audio every time you hold the phone to your ear. ...which also does it every time you put it in your pocket before locking, or close your case cover over the screen, etc..Version: 4.9.2

Nice app some bugs to fixPlease fix the following problems - audio quality is mediocre Voice echoes constantly on the speakers end - voice volume tends to slowly dissipate becoming very hard to listen to the other party on the other side of the line. Every time the server is relayed you loose sound quality. It happens all the time. You and up using other VOIP apps unfortunately - the cosmetics of the App are nice backgrounds, perks etc but voice transfer of files etc are always a dread and hard to work with. Have to rely on the other Apps to do this resulting in having to completely go back to the Facebook apps that work well. Thank you for trying to solve this ASAP By the way signal is really cool too , ágain some things are not 100%.Version: 7.6

Telegram ReviewI 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..Version: 5.7

Spam message from strangersPro: At first I was happy with the app because of short video message, very convenient and fund to do so. Con: video quality is by far worse than other app; also I was spam by message from strangers many times at night when I was sleep. This app is famous for security, how could it happens?.Version: 7.9.2

2 Minor GlitchesI love the new update but there are 2 minor glitches to it. 1. The Telegram app doesn’t really synchronize all my contacts. I save the contacts with the names but then after a while the name stops showing up at the top of the conversation bar. Instead of showing the name I saved the contact with, the number shows up there like I haven’t saved the contact at all until I close the app and open it back. Then it fix for some couple meeting showing the name and then exposing the contact number again. And if I go to data and storage in the setting tab to delete cache for some contacts I can’t see most of the contacts that I saved. So I think that’s it about contact synchronization. 2. The badges for new messages is sometimes deceiving I read and reply to a message but the new message badge doesn’t go away both inside the app and on the icon on my Home Screen. I also have to close the app and open it back before the already read badge goes away. If I don’t close the app and then reopen the badge would just stay there even after reading all the unread messages and replying to them. Fix this 2 things on the next update and you’ll have my 5 star review. Thank you..Version: 8.5.1

Please don’t alert me on who has joined TelegramI 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..Version: 5.13

I hated the appTelegram bot show me this message I’m afraid some Telegram users found your messages annoying and forwarded them to our team of moderators for inspection. The moderators have confirmed that you’ve been sending spam. Unfortunately, your account is now limited. Without any evidence! And everyone is adding me to their channels even I block not to add me in privacy settings it’s crap.Version: 8.5.1

Good but has accessibility issuesIt’s a good app. Similar layout to WhatsApp. Very clean interface. Above all it’s secure and does not sell your data to advertisers. However if you are a voice-over user, then this app is not yet ready for you. Sending messages is fine. But making and receiving calls presents difficulties as buttons are not labelled. Also when sharing a file, voice-over is unable to read the names of the contacts you wish to send to. Also while sharing or forwarding voice-over is unable to identify the send or cancel button. Does not at all work with Apple Watch if you are a voice-over user..Version: 7.4.2

Improvements neededIt’s a great alternative to whats app but needs some improvements for when you create a group chat: - you can’t see who actually send the message into the group chat. It just comes up as a message but doesn’t show who sent it - you can’t tap on a message that you send in and see who from the group received and read it These are both features in whats app and definitely need to be added.Version: 7.3.1

Bad Privacy and SecurityThere’s no way to prevent the people in your contacts from knowing that you have this app. There’s no way to be anonymous..Version: 6.0.1

IPad version has a memory leakChats with GIFs seem to be the biggest cause, but after 5 min of using and viewing gifs the performance of gifs becomes a slide show. What is worse it even slows down all other apps on the device. Just 15-30min in a system reboot is needed. (Force closing the app doesn’t fix it) — This is probably also an iPad OS bug (I’m on latest OS v14.6) but this issue has happened to two iPads of mine, iPad Pro 10.5” (I think it was 2017) and still occurs with a brand new iPad Pro 12” 2021 model! This issue has happened for almost a year now and there has not been a fix. Im very disappointed at this point. I have no idea why this only occurs on iPad devices, iOS devices dont have this issue. My iPhone 8 runs telegram so much better and that phone is so much older. :(.Version: 7.7

ContactsI like using this app. But what I don’t like is that I haven’t given telegram access to my phone book to find friends yet the app somehow knows exactly when someone who is in my phone contacts joins and even ppl who have been deleted from my phone contacts pop up saying they have joined! Somehow telegram is accessing my phone book even though I have denied them permission 🤬.Version: 7.7

Annoyingly creates new chats with new contactsThis app is a great app, however, one feature which is really annoying is that it creates a new chat automatically with any of your contacts who join Telegram. The frustrating part about it is that there’s no setting which allows you to turn this ridiculous feature off. How absurd! It’s bad enough that I can’t stop notifications about new users from my contacts but to start a chat with them automatically is something I’m so shocked an app would set as a default setting. Come on Telegram, sort this out!!!.Version: 5.15.2

Good but needs improvementsI like the App, it has a lot of features, but couple of things are missing compare to other Apps: 1) Group video calls. 2) Using system contacts photos, Signal App uses this feature and it’s great, makes it easier to find contacts specially for those who don’t use photos in their profiles or use random ones, so let the App uses my own contacts photo! Bugs need to be fixed: 1) notifications don’t work properly, sometimes you get the message previews on lock screen and sometimes nothing. 2) in group chats sometimes it doesn’t say who sent the message or media, no name tag shows. And I think you should add the senders name on every single message, not just the last one! It’s really annoying and confusing trying to figure out who sent what! Thanks.Version: 7.6.1

Call Quality is poorIt's been great for messaging and feature rich but call quality is poor..Version: 7.3.1

Signing UpWhen l enter my phone number its goes like this: +1 653 734 1 - then l tap on Enter and it obviously says: Invalid Phone Number! No matter what l do l Can't join the 4 and 1 together! So l can register!! Then l tap on Help and it says: Sign up with Email. BUT there No text boxes to type in my email - nothing shows up!! Isn't it the purpose of your app to Register?? Make it easier please....Version: 8.5.1

HEADACHEI 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..Version: 7.1.2

Nth room cooperationNth room cooperation Shame on u.Version: 5.15.2

Says it values your privacy and then demand your phone numberNo site or app that truly values privacy would ever REQUIRE your phone number. That’s hypocrisy at its finest. I can’t trust an app that says it doesn’t sell my information and then asks for such a sensitive piece of it. Let me know when you actually care about privacy and will let me use an email to join.Version: 7.8.4

Need to add status/stories option.Would love to see telegram add a 24 hr stories feature, other then that good communication app..Version: 7.3.1

So much for the "Secure" platformI have been using Telegram for a few years now, and I have been trouble free for quite some time... fast forward to last week when my username changed, and I was removed from all my groupchats... someone was accessing my account from the other side of the country and I blocked their access twice before the app forced me to make another account :( ok, so I decided to contact support not only on the app but by email and I have yet to receive even a confirmation message that we have received your complaint... avoid this unstable platform at all costs 😤☹️.Version: 6.2.1

Pinned messagesAfter the last update, the pinned message of our channel disappeared! We put them back and it keep disappearing again.. really frustrating! ☹️.Version: 8.5.1

Decent app, but has some problems.There’s a couple privacy settings that aren’t provided that probably should be. For starters you can’t add a decoy phone number which essentially negates any purpose of having the app in the first place. Secondly, even if you don’t give Telegram access to your contacts, if someone on your contacts starts using Telegram they will automatically be added to the contacts screen in the app as well as prompt a conversation with them in the chats screen, this is especially bad if you’re, let’s say trying to use the app to contact someone who you can’t contact through discord anymore and you’re also trying to hide a certain aspect of your life from family members like an aunt who just so happens to start using that while you have your account completely exposing the part of your life you want hidden..Version: 7.6.2

All Take and No GiveSo one day I opened up Telegram and got a screen asking for my phone number. No reason, no explaination, no disclosure about whether this info would be private? Secure? Visible? Public? What did you need it for? Nothing. Zero info. I am supposed to just blindly trust you with no reason given and no explaination how it will be used or Shared. I can't progress without giving the number and no option to see explaination, purpose or privacy statement. So, Uninstall. Bye..Version: 7.2

Hello IndiaApp sucks. I am in Canada and some how I only get chats from India or the 3rd world. What a nightmare!.Version: 8.5.1

Huge battery drain on iOSThis app is constantly on the top of the list for battery drain on my iPhone. Even with background refresh turned off, this app constantly drains ~30% of my battery with little to no usage. This seems to be about 6x more than other messaging apps that I have installed..Version: 7.3.1

Not secure!!I just watched a video about confidentiality breaching from telegram, I deleted it right away!! This app is not trustworthy, be careful!!.Version: 8.5.1

And here we go - the ads :(With latest update they now introduced ads… 👎.Version: 8.5.1

We need your cooperationWe need your cooperation about Nth room which happened in Korea. You have a responsibility to help us to punish them because it occured on your app.Version: 5.15.2

Disappeared from iOS share sheet on iPadsTelegram disappeared from iOS share sheets on my iOS? Back a couple of weeks it I can no longer find the icon to share to telegram, but still I can see the few dialogs I have previously shared too on the top. I tried to resolve by delete and reinstall telegram on my iPad and all options are gone. This is really annoying now..Version: 7.5.1

Deleted due to privacy concerns and battery drainFor an app that touts privacy it does one thing that contradicts this claim - it is impossible to register an account without verifying your phone number. There is one reason and one reason only an app would need to insist on knowing your phone number - ability to identify you in real world. Why does an app that touts total privacy need to identify you in real world? What do they do with this information? Constantly runs in background, even when background refresh is turned off for this app, which is clear in the battery logs. A few minutes every hour, but causing quite a lot of battery drain. What is it doing that requires that much CPU or comms while I am not using it?.Version: 7.4.2

Media autosave is broken since iOS 12 release and calls dropping every few minHey 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..Version: 5.0.13

Why alerting everybody when we are using the app?Hello, I just want to express how unhappy I am with the fact that we can’t choose if the app sends alerts to our contacts that we are using the app. Why can’t we just use an app without letting our whole contact list know? This is a huge drag and the reason why I deleted the app years back and why I al going to delete it soon, I clearly do not necessarily want all my contacts to be alerted that am using an app, the second I started using after 2 years I have messages coming in from random people. I am here just for some channels my friend recommended me but now I have to be texting people or be rude and ignoring messages because they received a notification and in the app they now exactly when am or was online. THUS IS BEYOND ANNOYING. I have now to consider getting a new sim card just to be able to use the app without having people invading me..Version: 7.7

IOS Home swipe gesture glitch1. When I use swipe up gesture - I’m accidentally Join Chat(which I just opened to browse it, not join!). Join chats should be located somewhere else or there should be warning popup- Are you sure to join chat? 2. Glitch: Using latest iPadOS and iPad Pro. Also, another big problem- poor sound from my side, I can hear opponent in call perfectly), but me is like microphone is too far away(that’s opponent in call telling me about what he hear during call, quality is terrible). I’m using my iPad Pro 12.9 M1 near me in close 30cm distance and mics and not covered. In Zoom call everything is perfect with the same person, with the same conditions, so this is definitely telegram problem! Just tested: on MacBook Pro sound is clear, with the same person, but using iPhone/iPad - sound is crap, too low. 3).Also, now I tried iPhone 13 Pro and got the same issue! Using headphones improves quality a bit, but anyway it’s awful. Again, I can hear opponent perfectly. Also, my internet is 100mb/sec optical and stable. Another bug: Search in chats are crap. I’ve sent a lot of links too AliExpress and searching word “ali” doesn’t give’s anything!.Version: 8.6.1

Memory sucker on older device… had to deleteIPad Air 2 (discontinued in 2017) ground to a halt and became glitchy. I am using Telegram for accessing a dozen or so active groups, and all of the device memory and resources seemed to go toward processing new messages and pushing me notifications. Would probably be fine if you had plenty of free space but that’s not me right now..Version: 7.4.1

Find people nearby and nearby groups???Ok why??? I love telegram’s interface, the app is smooth. However, what I am going to voice out about is their “Find People Nearby” and “Nearby Groups” feature. There really is no need for that when this app was about private messaging. “. Fast. Secure. Powerful” and yet they add those two features that that contradict. What do I find on these features that’s displeasing? A bunch of random nasty people with nasty profile pictures. Moving on to Nearby Groups, like “m4m”, “m4w”, “taboo”..what is this, a throwback of Craigslist lol. Not enough moderation from Telegram on these features. Finally and most importantly, what happens when a child/ underage teen creates a Telegram account??? What then when they’re exposed to these things. Not good, just remove both things and your app is solid..Version: 7.9.2

Need to access group threads from home screen 3D Touch and favourites menu on share sheetI'd like to be able to access group threads from favourites on share sheet and the home screen 3D Touch widget. I use group threads more often than the individual people I'm offered in frequently used contacts. It should really be most commonly used threads not just individuals.Version: 5.12.2

In desperate need of Group Video ChatHey, I’ve been using Telegram for over 10+ years and I haven’t had any problems with this application whatsoever everything works great but, there is one issue that I have with this application and that is the inability to create a group video chat that is why I can only give telegram 3 stars. I honestly believe that is a crucial disadvantage to this application I say that because, I have family and friends that live all over the world whether it be in different states or different countries and we all have telegram on our phones. That being said we would like to I’ll be able to talk in a video group chat with each other which we are unable to because this application doesn’t provide that option. So therefore since telegram doesn’t provide a video group chat option we have to download another application to be able to do that Task. Which in my opinion is extremely ridiculous because you should be able to perform the test on this app as well. Instead of making people waste valuable space on their phones by download in other apps to perform the test where y’all can provide that ability on your app so we don’t have to download other apps to perform that and we could save space on our Devices..Version: 7.4.2

“Raise to listen” is horrible, and circle videos force auto playTelegram 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..Version: 5.15.1

Telegram hackedWas really happy with Telegram until I had a notification that my account had been accessed from Lagos Nigeria. I live it Canada so i set up password authentication but have been unable to access since and no support from company. Someone is now soliciting my contacts under my name..Version: 7.6.2

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..Version: 7.4.2

The audio doesn’t work with a lock screen.Just three days ago the audio was available for listening with the lock screen. However today when I have turned on the audio in chat it has been stopped when the screen has locked..Version: 4.9.2

It’s great but there is spam texts sometimesI got a spam text on telegram and luckily it was nothing inappropriate or bad but I deleted it still . I gave you guys a three star rating because of the risk of Spam texts or links but there are no bugs in the app and I liked it other than the spam texts . I had to delete telegram also because of the risk of spam texts or links . I would wish you guys could change that so I could redownload it . Thanks ..Version: 6.2.1

IssueGood app but connectivity issue is most common always shows connectinggg etc.Version: 7.8.2

Be sure to review all default Settings!What an awful install/setup experience this was I didn’t think default settings could get worse than FB Messenger Forces you to upload all your Contacts when I actually just wanted to specifically message one friend… why can’t it be a choice to manually add a contact? Shows you online by default, when I don’t want hundreds of blast-from-the-past contacts seeing I’m online until I manage to find the setting otherwise And almost every other default setting that was On I had to switch Off 🤦🏼‍♀️ But that’s the mass appeal, I get it, just not for me If you’re a kid who loves emojis & GIFs in messages, you’ll love this app.Version: 8.6

Ya sure it works but....Ya it works and has nice features. It’s convenient. It’s fast. The only (MAJOR) problem is that they claim it’s secure (it’s entire purpose and principle since birth), while its (as far as I’m concerned) intentionally NOT. No one with half a brain has used DH security since at least a decade ago. Why? Because it’s been cracked 6 ways from Sunday, and is trivial to attack it in real-time. Perhaps that’s why they’re using it? Also, take note of their privacy practices. That’s all you really need to see to understand this couldn’t be a more inappropriately identified app than possible....Version: 7.6.1

DELETING CHATSHi I have been a big fan of your app and I have been using it for along time even after it got filtered in my country ( Iran ) and I still use it. but recently in your updates you added an option which any side of the chat can delete all their messages and the person who sent the message and this is just ridiculous and this made me really mad and after that update I literally use half of the time I use to do. I really hope you change this update or at least put and option which I can turn on/ off so the other person wouldn't delete all the things I sent.I also know a-lot of people who stopped using telegram because of this option you added and I also lost a-lot of documents I don't know whose idea was that to put this option but it is just dumb and I really really hope you change it as fast as possible.Version: 5.13

Not enough info or responsesTelegram is of limited usefulness. The most annoying thing is the impossibility of joining a group. There is a group I have a link for but when you type it into the search bar nothing happens. Unless you have the phone number in your contacts you can’t hook up. Also I have twice asked a question to Telegram admin (some months ago) and am still waiting for a response..Version: 8.1.2

No ringtone on incoming callsThe ringtone of all my calls disappeared! I am missing all my calls because they are silent! Please someone fix this problem. It’s not my phone, I tried everything.Version: 7.7

New download number bannedNever downloaded this app before but when I entered my number I get a message saying my number was banned. I’ve sent 4-5 messages for help and haven’t received any help back..Version: 7.3.1

Not secureThis app is not as secure as they claim..Version: 7.3.1

Nth Room - We need your cooperationMinors and young women in South Korea were sexually exploited and abused by Telegram users. They blackmailed the victims and forced them to take pornographies that are extremely atrocious, and sold those videos to other users through Telegram. The police and the ministry of justice of South Korea are trying to track the perpetrators down and bring them to justice but Telegram is not responding to the investigation cooperation request. Even at this very moment, the perpetrators are laughing at people because they believe Telegram will not cooperate with the investigation and thus it will be impossible for South Korean government to charge them for the crime they have committed. We, as members of the global community, have the responsibility to make positive changes to the world we live in. We must help the victims and protect millions of women and children. Telegram should respond to the request and cooperate with the investigation..Version: 5.15.2

Not safer than Whatsapp....Do your research, Telegram is not better than Whatsapp when it comes to privacy and security. Don’t be fooled by Telegram’s marketing on Twitter. Signal is far better.Version: 7.3.1

Перестал пользоватьсяС добавлением рекламы.Version: 8.2.1

New bugs in version 5Telegram 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.Version: 5.1

Maybe my arbitrary banning was for the bestBanned my number for no reason after 30 seconds of registration. Perhaps that’s for the best considering what I’m seeing here.Version: 6.3

Not fully accessible using voice OverI 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..Version: 5.15.2

Great but...For the last year or so on multiple devices and all latest iOS the photos don’t always save even though the settings is already there. And background download of photos. Some have to be done manually In the last few weeks also the uploads of photos and videos is painfully slow even on low resolutions and I am talking on networks with 240 Mbps downloads and 90 Mbps uploads. It’s inadmissible.Version: 5.6.4

Delay on voice callsGreat to see an app not taken over by Facebook. Two bits of feedback for improvement: 1) Voice calls have a second or so lag which makes conversations a little difficult without talking over the other caller. 2) They’re some very inappropriate / pornographic groups in the “Find People Nearby”. This would be fine if they were private, but they’re fully public for anyone to see. You don’t want children exposed to some of the images they’re sharing in public groups. Either make these swingers’ groups private or take action when they’re reported as pornographic. You’ve done nothing about the ones I’ve reported so far and that’s at least a month ago..Version: 7.1.2

I love the app, the quality of the calls though..I’m in love with Telegram and its potential. I am constantly trying to convince friends to switch to Telegram. I hate the fact that Whatsapp is controlled by Facebook. BUT Telegram guys need to work a lot on the quality of the audio calls, and introduce video calls. Then I will be ready to ditch WA. Every time I try to use TG to make a call, quality is very poor almost unusable. In different sort of situations and with different connections, I find myself switching to WA or Skype to make a phone call. Please do something for this problem and I will continue to speak gold about your app and convince all of my friends.Version: 5.5.1

DisappointedI’m disappointed that telegram has been censoring comments much like other social media. What is the reason for stating that the comments have pornograghic content? That is such a lie. Stop with the censorship!.Version: 7.7

Mask, stickers, and chatrooms don’t workI 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?.Version: 5.11.1

Could be so good...If only there weren’t so many buggy things in it! Being part of a huge group where on some days, thousands of messages come in, we should be able to select those that we want to delete from OUR side only. Not only messages that we’ve sent, but messages others have sent. But no, that’s not possible. When you click on the message, it does’ show’ the option of deleting, but alas when you choose the trash can, it brings up a helpful (NOT!!) message saying you don’t have to delete as there’s plenty of space given everything gets stored on the cloud. THAT’S NOT THE POINT!! SOME OF US JUST WANT TO KEEP RELEVANT MESSAGES and NOT have to trawl through all the others. Why is that difficult to grasp? Every other platform you can delete things you don’t want to keep. But oh no, not here. There’s more I would feedback, if only I knew someone was listening. But no one is. From this app, we just get crickets. Who makes an app and then ignores the people using it? Doesn’t make sense to me. But then I’m only a consumer. Hours searching for a solution results in nothing. Messages to the ‘support team’ (in app) results in deafening silence. Reaching out on social media - nada. Should I send a carrier pigeon?.Version: 6.2

Nth Room - We need your cooperationWe need your cooperation to investigate the sex offenders associated with the Nth Room.Version: 5.15.2

Hidden names !Names disappeared and I started to see the numbers only as they are not registered !.Version: 2.6

One of the worst social media apps I’ve ever usedI would not recommend this App to anyone! I need help I can’t get any. They say that they’ll get back to you but they never do. I wanna deactivate my account and I am not able to because there’s a problem with their system and you can’t get a hold of them… all I have to say is wow!.Version: 8.5.1

APPLE WATCHA proper apple watch app would be fantastic.Version: 5.0.8

Pedo paradiseA platform made perfectly catered to facilitate the illegal actions of pedophiles and predators. Telegram is capitalizing on the most vile form of evil in existence..Version: 7.2.1

IOS Badges and more, brokenSeems more harm was done that good in this latest upgrade. Settings such as sounds associated with a contact seemed to all get changed and messed up. The badge on the iOS icon doesn’t seem to update sometimes and other times says ‘1’ when in fact there are say 7 messages. The self destruct timer on long running chats is not self destructing at all. Please bring back the previous version..Version: 5.0.11

Latest version introduces a really annoying bugThe 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..Version: 5.14.1

Search function does not support asian languagesPersonally, I value the stability this app offers in terms of call quality and all matters surrounding privacy (and stickers!). That being said, the search function is an absolute deal breaker for me. Having parents of asian origin who can only type in chinese, not supporting asian languages in the search function severely limits its use for me. I hardly think I am the only one having this issue, (as I see similar posts online), so I don’t see why the devs have been neglecting this issue for several years. As a mere consumer of this product one can only hope this review is seen by one of them, otherwise I’ll probably have to look elsewhere for a good messaging app..Version: 7.0.2

Great.... ButI love telegram, a friend put me onto the app. It's nice for dating when you don't want to give out your number or socials to stay discreet. You can only voice call no video call.. I don't mind though, you can send videos, pictures and voice messages. But they took away timed photos/videos. That was my FAVORITE feature, it's like Snapchat if I want to send a video or picture I could time it... But I can't anymore, please bring feature back. It seems like every single update they take away a great feature, I shouldn’t have to download something on my computer to sign into a new phone , I know it makes you guys think you’re being secure but it’s making it more complicated.... bout ready to say a few this app and go to WhatsApp , not everyone has a computer they can concurrently download on just to sign in on a new phone . Like come on do better.Version: 6.2.1

FrustratingIt takes ages to connect and when it connects at last it dies immediately..Version: 7.5.1

We need your cooperationWe need your cooperation to investigate the sex offenders associated with the Nth Room.Version: 5.15.2

No, you don't need my phone number.No, you don't need my phone number..Version: 3.1.2

BackupWe need backup for our chats.Version: 4.7

Bug in App & Mentioned Features NeededTake ages to send video! Every time when sending a video it doesn’t send then have to press resend! There is a bug in app, when someone has messaged and then when they call, it will make their messages as read where I haven’t even opened the telegram app. How can 2 ticks shown on their side when chat is not opened or read. I have tested on different mobiles and found out this issue. Secondly, when they call and even after pressing decline to end call, it will make all their message notifications disappear. It seems like this issue is linked with above issue which makes their chat messages as read when app is not even opened and decline button pressed on call. Features mentioned below are needed: • Caption for Photo/Video on Share Sheet When we share any photos or videos, there’s a section let us add a comment to the photo/video which get sent separately on the chat not captioned with the photo/video. Please allow us to send photos/videos with caption on the photo/video not sending the text separately. • Group Read Timestamp Please let us see the Group members DELIVERED / READ time like we see on WhatsApp’s groups. This is an important feature which is missing from Telegram. • Status Almost every app has a status feature. Please implement this for us on Telegram too. I have been convincing many people to switch to Telegram but unfortunately due to lack of these features. Users who switched, they go back to WhatsApp..Version: 7.0.1

BanMy phone number got banned even I used it for one week only....!!!.Version: 5.14

Video callingIn 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! 🙏🌹.Version: 5.12.2

1 mobile numbers mapped to 2 users. Personal Information data breachHello Team, I want you to look into this urgently. I registered as a new user on Telegram using my mobile number, when I logged in I was able to see chats, images, videos and other personal information of another person. This is a data privacy issue and Telegram should be fined for this. I can see the other mobile device ID, their IP address and other session details. You have a major security flaw, would not recommend this app to anyone..Version: 6.0.1

IPad mini4 update can’t openIPad mini4 update can’t open.Version: 5.6.3

Delay notifications & online statusTelegram is giving delay notifications, the message will be received but the notification sound and numbers were taking too long. Sometimes a single message will not be notified at all unless opening the app. This is so uncomfortable while using the app. The online status will show green longer even after exiting the app. It will take at least a minute to show offline even after exiting the app. This two issues have to be fixed..Version: 5.14

Notification center bugHey guys, just wanted you to know there’s a bug in telegram, the screen in iphone x when you reply in notification center, the screen stock, even pressing any button or the assistive touch won’t work, you have to restart the phone in order for it to work again hope you fix this asap thanks.Version: 7.2

Still has many bugs!!Used to be perfect before v.5 update. The music player is a pain, the music bar doesn’t work properly, jumps around, music stops sometimes by itself. Non-English fonts play up, text alignment is not working anymore! I don’t see any battery improvements too!.Version: 5.0.15

Deleted years of memories .. the only copies I had!I would rate this app a 5 star as I use it all the time and have been since 2015- not to mention the messaging the fact I could save an unlimited amount of memories, the ease of contact and sending videos and other media, it was perfect until this! I had many photos and videos saved onto the Telegram server from 2016 to date. Telegram has now deleted and erased all my videos and photos from 2017 and 2018 and they were the only copies I had!! I am extremely angry and disappointed in this as they state they save everything on their server. There is no way to get in touch with customer service as I have attempted over the last few months as well as today!!! Don’t bother using this app to save stuff, it glitches and bugs a lot. I’m deeply saddened and lost as I had so many memories in there that I will never get back because I cannot get through to no one. I know it sounds stupid to only keep photos here but I assumed it was trusted like Dropbox and the iCloud as that is how they advertised it! How can my photos be deleted off a cloud service!!! By themselves!! Without my permission!! I am stunned and incredibly angry and sad!.Version: 5.1.1

Херовое обновление, как и политика компании.Больше нечего сказать..Version: 8.1

Huge battery drainMy mom has a habit of turning off the screen on a playing video or audio clip. It takes telegram a couple of hours to completely drain the battery. I don’t know why a paused video or audio in the background has such a devastating effect..Version: 5.9.1

Nice but badIt has features way beyond WhatsApp. BUT It’s not end to end encrypted by default. Groups are not encrypted..Version: 7.3.1

Have to keep logging in every 5 min on my tvThough i just logged on puffin tv browser! please stop asking me to verify logins 100 times a day. yes i’m in canada but puffin runs on a states server!.Version: 8.5.1

Videos won't playThis app was good until recently. Now I cannot play any videos that are posted.Version: 8.2.2

Hateful photos , e.g : religious photos should not addedNot anyone like to disrespect your own religion.Version: 4.7.1

SuggestionsNew to the app and liking it. Would prefer to have a copy link or share link to invite friends via sms, email, a message on another platform. This could possibly in the settings or in a more obvious and convenient location. Another feature could be a story tab like fb, messenger & Instagram..Version: 6.1.2

Secure?????? I don’t think sad o 😖When I joined I noticed my son’s number in there. It’s clearly not him so I checked with him. How could someone join using his number??? Is this a way people can try and get info from you if you think it is them. There’s another contact in my list but I’m sure it’s not her either. I was very regretful I have joined. If this is not fixed I would be scared someone could pose as me. Have sent msg to where it says. Better get some help or I’ll be telling all I know not to use this!!!!.Version: 7.0.1

BuggyOverall in theory the messenger is great. However I got really tired of some issues. There is this annoying bug, that when you type a message and in the middle of it you press dictation key it will move the cursor couple of spaces to the right and you can’t erase this blank space unless deleting whole message. Also an app crashes frequently especially in the big group chats, if you scroll up couple of pages of messages. Also sometimes the place in which you type your message falls behind the keyboard, so you can’t see what you type. And lastly, I am completely indifferent if some people in my contacts started using telegram, I would like to have an option to stop those notifications and stop opening new chat window with those people. It would all be forgivable, if those bugs were new, however they are as old as an app and nobody addressed them for many years. I always use the newest version of devices and software, so problems can’t be on me..Version: 4.5

Apple watch app is need some changeBring music playback to this app Its very uncomfortable when you play a song from telegram. iOS 15 music not supported.Version: 8.1

Problem with Telegram chat linksHello I got a problem that if anyone would share a link of their Telegram link, it will not open. The link will open in a safari page and it will stay there waiting and nothing happens. I waited so many times for hours and nothing happens. Can I know what’s the problem?.Version: 7.0.1

Whatsapp-esqueNot exactly original with the layout but I really like the simplicity and have enjoyed the gamebots features as well. The only thing Telegram lacks compared to whatsapp is the ‘Delivered’ & ‘Read’ report - which to me is IMPORTANT especially in groups to know which members have read the announcements I send and which ones haven’t and therefore have to be followed up. So please add those features and I’ll come back to give a 5star review, thanks.Version: 4.4

Telegram XWe want Telegram X😒 It’s veryyyyyy better than Telegram!!!!.Version: 5.7

SPAM SPAM SPAMTelegram's base functions are great, but the app is severely let down by a lack of an effective spam filtering strategy. Every 1-2 days I get included in spam conversations along with hundreds of other people. When hundreds of unrelated people, who are not even in each others contacts lists, are being included in a conversation, surely that's a red flag that it's a spam conversation, and surely this is something that a basic algorithm could detect and prevent? But no, apparently not. Either that or Telegrams developers just don't care about the pervasive spam problem. Only 2-stars from me until the spam issue is fixed 😒.Version: 8.7

Please add a quick toggle to change themesOr an autonight theme..Version: 4.7.1

Forget telegram for audio callsUsing telegram for years now. Was really excited when they introduced audio calls with very crisp and great quality. However this is not the case anymore. I haven’t had a satisfying call since very long time now. Other apps and solutions seem to work well at the same time telegram has issues which excludes the bandwidth being the problem. Please fix this telegram or remove the functionality. Until this has been done I cannot give it more stars..Version: 6.0

Need imediate helpHi 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....Version: 7.8.2

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