Telegram X

An alternative Telegram client built in Swift

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#2 Product of the DayDecember 23, 2017

Telegram X is an official alternative Telegram client built in Swift, with higher speed, slicker animations, themes and more efficient battery use.


  • Tikhon BelouskoDesigner/Co-founder at ✨

    Really fast! Has nice message bubble animations inside of the dialog.


    I don't like the icon :(

    I'm a huge fun of telegram in general and use almost since launch. This version makes telegram even faster and slicker. Right now it doesn't differ much from its classic version but I believe in future we gonna see more difference.

    Icon on iOS is bad :(

    Tikhon Belousko has used this product for one month.
  • Mike KarloffResonance Software, COO

    fast, slick and nice new theme


    No official announcement. Still skeptical

    Pavel Durov claimed recently that

    "Attention: Telegram publishes its official announcements only at . Everything else is most likely scam." Going to be skeptical until I see some official confirmation from Telegram

    Mike Karloff has used this product for one day.


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This app is great. I've been beta testing it for 2 months. Dark mode 😍 There's one concern, however. Looks like Telegram X is missing some features (like Live Location). Are you planning to merge these apps together in the future or kill the old one? @durov
Scott@scotty_mcq · Electrical Designer
@pugson I'm not sure who made this app actually. The official client is published under telegram LLC. And this is published under telegram messenger LLC.
Apoorv Saini@apoorvsaini
@scotty_mcq its from Telegram Messenger LLP not LLC. That means it definitely is not from the original Telegram.
Scott@scotty_mcq · Electrical Designer
@pugson do have any source for that? I'm sceptical of who actually published this.
@apoorvsaini It is a bit confusing, I agree. I can guarantee you that this is coming directly from Telegram. They have different holding companies which cause confusion. Telegram X is a universal app for macOS and iOS now. It's been in beta for over 2 months. Here's an official link that's on that directs to the beta app from TELEGRAM MESSENGER LLP (which is Telegram's holding company) I'm not sure why they decided to use that one and I hope @durov can elaborate more on this. However this is 100% an official app coming from Telegram. They decided to rewrite the app in Swift and it's been in open beta on this page:
Eugeny Plokhoj@plokhoj · Documents by Readdle
Cool, but it would be great if you explain what’s the difference between Telegram app and Telegram X app.
Amrith ShanbhagHiring@amrith · Community at Product Hunt & Feathrd
Another (official) client, really?
Sajjad Rad@sajjadrad · Co-Founder at
Why did Telegram X publish with different publisher than Telegram?
Rami Debab@sapragus · I write code and design stuff.
It really is smoother than the regular Telegram app, but it's lacking some features, hopefully this will replace the og app :)
Arun Sathiya@arunsathiya · Happiness Engineer, Automattic
@sapragus How different is Telegram X? The original Telegram app for iPhone was already so good.
Rami Debab@sapragus · I write code and design stuff.
@arunsathiya It has more fluid and faster animations (scrolling, sending/receiving, contextual menus are faster), multiple themes ( i love the night blue theme), custom text sizes (missed this from the android version). I'll report back on battery consumption after a few days, i'm a heavy telegram user so i'll notice it. It lacks a few features from the og app but not that i cannot live without, i don't mind not having the apple watch app, i don't even use it, i just check notifications BTW: Correct me if i'm wrong but isn't this Telegram BETA ?
Arun Sathiya@arunsathiya · Happiness Engineer, Automattic
@sapragus I am not very sure. Is this a new official app as mentioned here or a beta Telegram app?
Rami Debab@sapragus · I write code and design stuff.
@arunsathiya The official Reddit says it's an official app, they will probably announce it properly after the holidays ! read first comments here Oh and for the battery optimization, this thing is good ! Telegram used to sit on the first 5 positions of my battery stats, now it's all the way in the bottom with the same exact usage ! i'm loving it !
Arun Sathiya@arunsathiya · Happiness Engineer, Automattic
@sapragus That's nice, thanks! Or, perhaps you need more time to look at battery? Keep me posted? :)