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 sourcecode for recent vesions. 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.

License: GNU General Public License v2.0 or later version

Website: https://telegram.org
Issue Tracker: https://github.com/Telegram-FOSS-Team/Telegram-FOSS/issues
Source Code: https://github.com/Telegram-FOSS-Team/Telegram-FOSS
Changelog: https://github.com/Telegram-FOSS-Team/Telegram-FOSS/blob/HEAD/Changelog.md

For full details and additional technical information, see this application's page on the F-Droid wiki.

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 Jul 27, 2017

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 13 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION
    • ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
    • AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS
    • BLUETOOTH
    • CALL_PHONE
    • CAMERA
    • GET_ACCOUNTS
    • INSTALL_SHORTCUT
    • INTERNET
    • MANAGE_ACCOUNTS
    • MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS
    • READ_APP_BADGE
    • READ_CALL_LOG
    • READ_CONTACTS
    • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • READ_PHONE_STATE
    • READ_PROFILE
    • READ_SYNC_SETTINGS
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • RECEIVE_SMS
    • RECORD_AUDIO
    • SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW
    • USE_FINGERPRINT
    • VIBRATE
    • WAKE_LOCK
    • WRITE_CALL_LOG
    • WRITE_CONTACTS
    • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS
    • com.anddoes.launcher.permission.UPDATE_COUNT
    • com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
    • com.android.launcher.permission.UNINSTALL_SHORTCUT
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.UPDATE_SHORTCUT
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.CHANGE_BADGE
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
    • com.majeur.launcher.permission.UPDATE_BADGE
    • com.oppo.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.oppo.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.READ
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.WRITE
    • com.sonyericsson.home.permission.BROADCAST_BADGE
    • com.sonymobile.home.permission.PROVIDER_INSERT_BADGE
  • Version 4.1.1 (10305) - Added on Jul 18, 2017

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 13 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

    • ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION
    • ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
    • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
    • ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
    • AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS
    • BLUETOOTH
    • CALL_PHONE
    • CAMERA
    • GET_ACCOUNTS
    • INSTALL_SHORTCUT
    • INTERNET
    • MANAGE_ACCOUNTS
    • MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS
    • READ_APP_BADGE
    • READ_CALL_LOG
    • READ_CONTACTS
    • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • READ_PHONE_STATE
    • READ_PROFILE
    • READ_SYNC_SETTINGS
    • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • RECEIVE_SMS
    • RECORD_AUDIO
    • SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW
    • USE_FINGERPRINT
    • VIBRATE
    • WAKE_LOCK
    • WRITE_CALL_LOG
    • WRITE_CONTACTS
    • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    • WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS
    • com.anddoes.launcher.permission.UPDATE_COUNT
    • com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
    • com.android.launcher.permission.UNINSTALL_SHORTCUT
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.htc.launcher.permission.UPDATE_SHORTCUT
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.CHANGE_BADGE
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
    • com.majeur.launcher.permission.UPDATE_BADGE
    • com.oppo.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
    • com.oppo.launcher.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.READ
    • com.sec.android.provider.badge.permission.WRITE
    • com.sonyericsson.home.permission.BROADCAST_BADGE
    • com.sonymobile.home.permission.PROVIDER_INSERT_BADGE
  • Version 3.18.0c (9605) - Added on Jun 17, 2017

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 12 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions

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