Telegram is the most advanced “messenger” app available. However, Apple (0 stars) has placed restrictions on the content and functionality of the app. Every change I have noticed has been unnecessary. Example: two channels I admin have been completely banned for App Store users. Why? Don’t know. I do know that because I refused to kiss the ring of political activists, they targeted me and added it to a list of channels they demand banned. And Apple obliges. And Telegram must comply or risk losing their spot on the App Store.
There’s nothing uncouth or even close to rule breaking. I rely mostly on a direct download of Telegram. So that means that the majority of my use is on Android (direct apk download) or macOS desktop. If Apple is ever able to restrict the desktop environment, it will be the reason for my exit out of the Apple environment. The majority of my activity in the online space happens on Telegram. I use it for organizing files, cloud storage, voice chats, and I have a handful of useful bots that I’ve created to help with certain tasks.
I’m rating the app 4 stars strictly based on the fact that Telegram is so polished and it’s available here. My rating of Apple’s allowed and severely restricted version is 0 stars. The fact that I had to buy an Android device just to admin two of my channels is wholly unacceptable. In addition, it’s lead to my heart exit of the Apple environment. As a result of Apple bowing down to truly tyrannical ideologues, I started using Android more. I had to. Because of that, my MacBook also now gets used less and less. I haven’t had to recharge it in 3 weeks. I can’t even remember the last time I used it. Telegram premium just launched and rather than purchase it with iOS I’ve subscribed myself and a business partner but using Android.
Sorry Apple, you’ve repeatedly pushed me away. Even some of the research Im required to do for work is repeatedly impeded by Apple. I was due for a mobile device upgrade and I was due to get new iPhones for family and two employees. It’s not happening. The family may get new iOS devices. But I’m not. And neither are the employees. I’ve already bought my own Android and I’ll be getting theirs this week.
i sent a support request but i’m also putting it here because i’m really hoping the dev team will see it:
i want to be a premium user (and i am) in order to support the development of this app because it is my all-time favorite app, but i do not like that the star next to my name announces it to all the world to see. i would love an option to be an incognito supporter. thanks.
that is my only complaint about telegram.
prior to this, my only complaint was the lack of custom notification sounds but they JUST recently implemented that.
i love literally everything about this app. i jumped to support them because they deserve it. maybe the star will help inspire others to support them too, but i am a quiet, reserved, introverted person and to me, it just feels pretentious. so i do hope they will let us decide whether or not it displays.
regardless, you guys have made a stellar app and i am a die-hard fan. ♡
Decided to test out the new Telegram Premium upgrade today. Great idea I thought. And I love the idea of supporting a censorship free platform. But if you want some honest feedback, I think it would be much more appealing if you allow the Premium features to work with multiple Telegram accounts. I tried to restore purchase on the second account — it said “done” then a message pops up to say, “Unfortunately, this subscription is already active for another account.“
So even if you wanted to subscribe to Premium on more than one account it is not possible.
My suggestion would be allowing the Premium to work on multiple Telegram accounts and in addition be family share enabled, even if the family share price was a little higher.
If you enable those options I think it will likely create a much higher appeal to more users.
I’ve used telegram for a while now and it has really good features that makes it great for groups. For me the best example of this is the fact that new members of a group can catch up on old messages that were there before they joined.
However, I have a two issues with the app.
For one, I noticed that contacts access I.e. contacts synced with Telegram are never updated, this means if at the time I joined telegram and gave access to contacts, a specific phone number was on my list, but then I later delete it, I still see that contact on my telegram contact list. This is very concerning for data protection reasons.
Also, app support for questions never gets answered. I’ve tried this twice or three times now.
Telegram forces you to provide your phone number for their data mining operations in order to use the app at all. You can use any phone number I suppose, including a Google voice line so that is workable. But then they also try to force you to give all your contacts to them to be able to connect to anybody. And that is why they get a one or a zero for me.
If I want to search for one friend and not give telegram all my contacts to sell to the government and map out how I know every person I know, telegram won’t allow it. So I can’t connect to any friends unless I give telegram access to every person in my contacts. Despicable
I’ve been using this app for more than a year now and it seemed decent enough. About 4 months or so ago all the sudden my friends pfps would disappear and if I tried to se when they were on, it always said “last seen a long time ago”. None of my texts would come in. The only way to SOMETIMES fix it is by deleting the app and redownloading it. This is obnoxious and I don’t even know how many times I deleted this app and redownloaded it but it’s a trashy app and I don’t recommend.
I have been using telegram for 7 years and it was the best messenger with lots of capabilities
BUT MY ACCOUNT SUDDENLY GOT DELETED today and all my personal data stored in it is lost
I need telegram developer to give me account and data back as it is really unfair
I have not violated any policies of telegraM
I have emailed to support and didnt get any answer
I need someone to be reponsive
I trusted telegram to store my data in it BUT SUDDENLY I LOST EVERYTHING
IT IS UNFAIR
I understand telegram support have volunteers. But when someone needs their real support they are very unresponsive. I’ve been getting threats and getting blackmailed everyday basis. Tried many ways to get a response from the team for a long time. Still nobody find it important. Telegram doesn’t care if someone is getting murdered bcus of something is happening to someone through the telegram app. Still I’m hoping someone to respond me. It’s about life and dead.
ive been using telegram forever now, and i love the app in every way. its fast, storage efficient, useful, LOVE the saved messages feature..but there are two updates i didnt like. the one where the profile pictures became animated i guess..?? and the most recent one with telegram premium. why? please why? dont ruin your app like that :( also i hate the voice messages now they look ugly, GO BACK PLEASE AND IF NOT WHY NOT???
This app is amazing, even that there is no perfect app, but this one is close to it. Great support on updates, awesominator emoji’s animations, a huge sticker library, only messenger that can send up to 2GB size files (4GB with premium version) hopefully it keeps improving on video and audio calls. And wish for the 🦆 and 🐢 emojis to get animated as well soon. Thank you Telegram for such an awesominator app!