Bright Guide - messenger

Last modified
Sunday, November 15, 2020
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Description of App

Bright Guide is a convenient messenger designed specifically for blind people and working with the Voice Over screen access program. The Bright Guide application allows you to send text and voice messages, images and documents, as well as subscribe to popular channels in Telegram.

In the interface of the Bright Guide application, all the buttons are conveniently located, there are no extra headers and not always necessary notifications, which are often found when using Voice Over.

We also thought out and added some convenient features that can please users:

— In order not to return to the "Back" button every time, you can double-click on the screen of the phone with two fingers. This activates the "Back" button in all places of the application

— By sending a voice message, you can always listen to it before sending it, overwrite it or simply delete it

— Being in the chat with a user, scrolling up or down, you can select the function you need for further action

— We also developed a special search system “Alphabetical Index”. It allows you to search quickly through your contacts by the first letter of the name or surname with Voice Over. For example, choosing the letter "B", you activate the search for users whose first or last name begins with the letter "B"

Perhaps in the process of using the application, you will have questions, suggestions or just comments that you want to share with us. You can always contact us in the support service section!



Free or Paid

Free With In-App Purchase

Apple Watch Support


Device(s) App Was Tested On


iOS Version


Accessibility Comments

Made specifically for VoiceOver users.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

If you are a Telegram user that would like an easier experience give this a try.


2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by HarmonicaPlayer 3 months 4 weeks ago



Submitted by ming on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

is it a message client for telegram?
can I still message my friend who are using telegram?

Submitted by francis on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

is it a client for telegramm?
can I message telegram users using this app?

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Hi Ming,

Yes, this is a message client for Telegram. So, essentially you can use this to communicate with your friends on Telegram.


Submitted by Barbara on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

I am using this app on an iPad. It is a great app. I do have a question regarding the sequence of messages. The latest message seems to appear prior to the original message. In other words, I see the latest message first and then prior messages. Is this normal behavior?

Submitted by mendi on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Can you invite people to telegram with this app? If not, does anyone know how on earth you make that work in the main app?

Submitted by JC Alicea on Friday, July 31, 2020

I just downloaded the app, and it's an awesome app. very easy and simple to use. also, thanks Thomas for the amazing review on the app, I'm now using the it.

Submitted by Lielle ben simon on Friday, July 31, 2020

Club AppleVis Member

Hi, i have a problem with Bright Guide amp, i am blind user" from israel, and my main language for my iPhone is Hebrew. I can't use this ap because Voice Over dosn't read the Hebrew in Bright Guide app. in other places it works fine, but here it dosn't wolking as expected. The Hebrew Text To Speach dosn't read annything I wrote to the support team, but i did got anser.

Submitted by tirablue on Friday, July 31, 2020

This is a great app in theory, but you are required to pay for actual messaging functionality. You can receive messages without paying but as far as sending them goes, good luck doing that without the purchase. Paying for something to use as a workaround for a completely free app is a rip off and the telegram app still is usable.

Submitted by JC Alicea on Friday, July 31, 2020

In reply to by tirablue

This is a great app as well. as far as paying for Voice Messaging goes, i don't find that an issue at all. I could just pay for it and continue. besides, I'm fine with the dictation feature for now, but once I pay for the Voice Messaging feature, I'll be able to review and send voice messages, in a simpler way. also, I have tried the telegram app itself, but the interface was a bit complex, making it harder for me to use. with Bright Guide, the interface is simpler and easy to use. much easier than the official telegram app, in my opinion.

Submitted by ericwhittencool on Friday, July 31, 2020

Have any of you guys notice that when you log into bright guide with your number, that it crashes? that is my problem, I wonder how to fix this.