telegram geeks🎉 amazing news – apple has just successfully reviewed our latest update for telegram ios, and we were able to ship a new version with long awaited fixes and improvements to the appstore.
thank you, apple! 🍏
telegram geeksunfortunately, some telegram features, such as stickers, don’t work correctly under ios 11.4 that was just released – even though we fixed this issue weeks ago.
apple has been preventing telegram from updating its ios apps globally ever since the russian authorities ordered apple to remove telegram from the app store. russia banned telegram on its territory in april because we refused to provide decryption keys for all our users’ communications to russia’s security agencies. we believe we did the only possible thing, preserving the right of our users to privacy in a troubled country.
unfortunately, apple didn’t side with us. while russia makes up only 7% of telegram’s userbase, apple is restricting updates for all telegram users around the world since mid-april. as a result, we’ve also been unable to fully comply with gdpr for our eu-users by the deadline of may 25, 2018. we are continuing our efforts to resolve the situation and will keep you updated.
sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.