Telegram

Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security.
'''Warning:''' While this build is based on a pure-floss fork, original upstream
is not always fast with publishing the source code for recent versions.

Client for the Telegram messaging platform. Chat with friends, start group chats
and share all kinds of content. All of your messages and conversations are
stored in Telegram's cloud.

The messaging platform is aimed at mobile devices, but desktop and web clients
exist as well.

Several proprietary parts were removed from the original Telegram client,
including Google Play Services for the location services, HockeySDK for
self-updates and push notifications through Google Cloud Messaging. Location
sharing functionality is restored using OpenStreetMap.

Anti-Feature: Non-Free Network, since the servers run proprietary software.

The official source code of the app contains binary blobs, so this tracks a fork
which builds those from source. Hence, versions might become available with a
certain lag.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 4.2.1 (10435) - Added on 2017-07-26

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by the original developer.

    Download APK 13 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION
    • android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
    • android.permission.CALL_PHONE
    • android.permission.READ_CALL_LOG
    • android.permission.WRITE_CALL_LOG
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO
    • android.permission.MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_SMS
    • android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS
    • android.permission.READ_CONTACTS
    • android.permission.WRITE_CONTACTS
    • android.permission.MANAGE_ACCOUNTS
    • android.permission.READ_PROFILE
    • android.permission.WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS
    • android.permission.READ_SYNC_SETTINGS
    • android.permission.AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS
    • android.permission.VIBRATE
    • android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW
    • android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.USE_FINGERPRINT
    • android.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
    • com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
    • com.android.launcher.permission.UNINSTALL_SHORTCUT
    • android.permission.CAMERA
    • android.permission.BLUETOOTH
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.READ
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.WRITE
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.UPDATE_SHORTCUT
    • com.sonyericsson.home.permission.BROADCAST_BADGE
    • com.sonymobile.home.permission.PROVIDER_INSERT_BADGE
    • com.anddoes.launcher.permission.UPDATE_COUNT
    • com.majeur.launcher.permission.UPDATE_BADGE
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.CHANGE_BADGE
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
    • android.permission.READ_APP_BADGE
    • com.oppo.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.oppo.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
  • Version 4.1.1 (10305) - Added on 2017-07-17

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by the original developer.

    Download APK 13 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION
    • android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
    • android.permission.CALL_PHONE
    • android.permission.READ_CALL_LOG
    • android.permission.WRITE_CALL_LOG
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO
    • android.permission.MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_SMS
    • android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS
    • android.permission.READ_CONTACTS
    • android.permission.WRITE_CONTACTS
    • android.permission.MANAGE_ACCOUNTS
    • android.permission.READ_PROFILE
    • android.permission.WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS
    • android.permission.READ_SYNC_SETTINGS
    • android.permission.AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS
    • android.permission.VIBRATE
    • android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW
    • android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.USE_FINGERPRINT
    • android.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
    • com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
    • com.android.launcher.permission.UNINSTALL_SHORTCUT
    • android.permission.CAMERA
    • android.permission.BLUETOOTH
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.READ
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.WRITE
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.UPDATE_SHORTCUT
    • com.sonyericsson.home.permission.BROADCAST_BADGE
    • com.sonymobile.home.permission.PROVIDER_INSERT_BADGE
    • com.anddoes.launcher.permission.UPDATE_COUNT
    • com.majeur.launcher.permission.UPDATE_BADGE
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.CHANGE_BADGE
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
    • android.permission.READ_APP_BADGE
    • com.oppo.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.oppo.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
  • Version 3.18.0c (9605) - Added on 2017-06-16

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by the original developer.

    Download APK 12 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION
    • android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
    • android.permission.CALL_PHONE
    • android.permission.READ_CALL_LOG
    • android.permission.WRITE_CALL_LOG
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO
    • android.permission.MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_SMS
    • android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
    • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS
    • android.permission.READ_CONTACTS
    • android.permission.WRITE_CONTACTS
    • android.permission.MANAGE_ACCOUNTS
    • android.permission.READ_PROFILE
    • android.permission.WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS
    • android.permission.READ_SYNC_SETTINGS
    • android.permission.AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS
    • android.permission.VIBRATE
    • android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW
    • android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.USE_FINGERPRINT
    • android.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
    • com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
    • com.android.launcher.permission.UNINSTALL_SHORTCUT
    • android.permission.CAMERA
    • android.permission.BLUETOOTH
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.READ
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.WRITE
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.UPDATE_SHORTCUT
    • com.sonyericsson.home.permission.BROADCAST_BADGE
    • com.sonymobile.home.permission.PROVIDER_INSERT_BADGE
    • com.anddoes.launcher.permission.UPDATE_COUNT
    • com.majeur.launcher.permission.UPDATE_BADGE
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.CHANGE_BADGE
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
    • android.permission.READ_APP_BADGE
    • com.oppo.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.oppo.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS