Telegram Messenger

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Description of App: 

Directly from the Appstore:
Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple, secure and free.

Telegram is a secure messenger that you can switch to without having to say goodbye to any of your favorite features.

With Telegram, you can create group chats with up to 200 people so you can stay connected with everyone at once. Plus, you can share videos and documents of any type, send multiple photos from the web, and forward any media you receive in an instant. All your messages are in the cloud, so you can easily access them from any of your devices.

For those interested in maximum privacy, we've added Secret Chats, featuring end-to-end encryption to ensure that a message can only be read by its intended recipient. When it comes to Secret Chats, nothing is logged on our servers and you can automatically program the messages to self-destruct from both devices so there is never any record of it.

We built Telegram to make messaging safe again so you can take back your right to privacy.

Why Switch to Telegram?

FAST: Telegram is the fastest messaging app on the market because it uses a distributed infrastructure with data centers positioned around the globe to connect users to the closest possible server.

SECURE: Security flaws in popular apps like WhatsApp have gotten a lot of bad press recently, so we made it our mission to provide the best security on the market.

CLOUD STORAGE: Never lose your data again! Telegram offers free unlimited cloud storage for all your Telegram messages and media that you can securely access from multiple devices.

GROUP CHAT & SHARING: With Telegram, you can form large group chats (up to 200 members), quickly share large videos, documents (.doc, .ppt, .zip, etc.), and send all the photos you want to friends.

RELIABLE: Built to deliver your messages in the minimum bytes possible, Telegram is the most reliable messaging system ever made. It works even on the weakest mobile connections.

100% FREE & NO ADS: Telegram is free and will always be free. We do not plan to sell ads or introduce subscription fees.

PRIVACY: We take your privacy very seriously and will never give third parties access to your data!

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

2.1

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

Unfortunately, I'm very near to define this app a disaster, because it is impossible reaching the text field for opening the chat and write.
A work around is disable voiceover, then tap on the low part of the screen until we listen to the classic sound of written characters, then re-enable voiceover, delete what you wrote and write the message.
Really frustrating, also because Voiceover doesn't read message in the chat window!
On the other hand, you can send vocal messages, with an unlabelled button, and it works quite well.

I'm really sorry that developers didn't answer to my requests. if you can, try write to info@telegram.org, or go to settings, make a question, and you will be prompted to chat with someone of the staff, that never answer to me.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Few buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

Some parts of the app are accessible with VoiceOver, but not enough to make it usable.

Other Comments: 

It seems that developers are not responsive. Anyway, it is a great app also because there is a Mac Version that is accessible, so you can chat both with your idevice or with your mac.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@telegram