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An unofficial Telegram Client for SailfishOS.

Implemented Features

  1. Basic Notifications
  2. Group and Members Management (Create/Add/Invite/Delete)
  3. Secret Chats (bugfixes needed)
  4. Basic Profile Management
  5. File Transfer (even from SD Card)
  6. Image/Audio/Video/Document messages types are supported
  7. Integrated SignUp procedure
  8. Emoji Support
  9. Bubbles during conversations (they can be disabled)
  10. Stickers
  11. Daemon (must be enabled in settings)
  12. Audio Messages

Known Issues

  1. Uploads can't be cancelled
  2. Secret Chats needs to be improved (Cutegram's libraries needs to be fixed)
  3. No checkmarks with russian layout:

1.0 Roadmap

  1. Broadcast Channels
  2. Supergroups

Project Information

Localization Platform
Source Code:

Application versions: 
File harbour-sailorgram-0.5-1.armv7hl.rpm551.62 KB05/07/2015 - 14:14
File harbour-sailorgram-0.6-1.armv7hl.rpm560.85 KB08/07/2015 - 13:14
File harbour-sailorgram-0.7-1.armv7hl.rpm867.41 KB19/07/2015 - 11:29
File harbour-sailorgram-0.71-1.armv7hl.rpm872.22 KB24/07/2015 - 13:54
File harbour-sailorgram-0.72-2.armv7hl.rpm895.51 KB11/10/2015 - 17:54
File harbour-sailorgram-0.72-2.i486.rpm985.39 KB11/10/2015 - 17:54
File harbour-sailorgram-0.73-5.i486.rpm2.79 MB31/12/2015 - 20:51
File harbour-sailorgram-0.73-5.armv7hl.rpm2.67 MB31/12/2015 - 20:51
File harbour-sailorgram-0.79-1.armv7hl.rpm2.9 MB02/02/2016 - 20:51
File harbour-sailorgram-0.79-1.i486.rpm3.05 MB02/02/2016 - 20:51
File harbour-sailorgram-0.80-2.armv7hl.rpm2.92 MB19/02/2016 - 21:15
File harbour-sailorgram-0.80-2.i486.rpm3.06 MB19/02/2016 - 21:15

Version 0.80-2

  • Notifications will be deleted if a message is readed from another client
  • It's possible to send multiple files from file picker (thanks goes to Maldela for the implementation)
  • Secret chats are now visible in Sailorgram's cover
  • It's possible to reply to messages
  • SearchBox will be scrolled along with the chats
  • Searchbox's hidden by default ( thanks to mentaljam for the implementation :) )
  • SearchBox's visible setting is persistent
  • Implemented message forwarding
  • Messages can be marked as readed directly from the Chat page
  • Moved "Settings" and "Profile" menu in Contacts page
  • Profile images are now clickable ( thanks to mentaljam for the implementation :) )
  • Pinch to zoom enabled in Image Viewer ( thanks to mentaljam for the implementation :) )
  • Quoted media messages are now visible
  • Unified single chats, groups and secret chats components
  • Location type messages will be opened with Maps application
  • Implemented Webpage media messages
  • Implemented Venue media messages
  • Deleted 0.5x and 0.6x legacy code
  • Removed more legacy code from media messages, improved appereance and behavior
  • Improved connection reliability
  • Redesigned Profile page
  • Redesigned Contacts page
  • Fixed an unwanted newline when sending messages using the enter key
  • Polished UI
  • Updated LibQTelegram and TelegramQML to upstream
  • Minor Fixes
  • Updated Localizations
  • REV2: Improved message forwarding
  • REV2: Fixed Audio recording

Version 0.79-1

  • Implemented Sticker support
  • Implemented Daemon support
  • Full featured notification management
  • New sharing center which replaces the old file picker ( thanks thebootroo :) )
  • New cover implementation ( thanks toxip :) )
  • Emoji's engine now takes care of skin color/tone
  • Implemented support for Location type messages
  • Media Messages' caption is now displayed (if any)
  • It's possible to change the Bubble's opacity from settings
  • Added "soft" notification during conversation (a small "bip")
  • It' possibile to use a second style for bubbles (can be enabled in settings)
  • Sticker sets can be installed by long pressing it during a conversation
  • The client now sends/receives typing state to/from other users
  • Dropped HeartBeat
  • Improved UI
  • Performance boost
  • New icon ( thanks again toxip :) )
  • Updated LibQTelegram and TelegramQML to upstream
  • Minor Fixes
  • Updated Localizations

Version 0.73-5

  • Fixed ContactsPage
  • Fixed Cover Actions
  • Added "Global Mute" setting in cover actions
  • New Emoji Set
  • Minor Fixes
  • Updated Localizations

Version 0.73-1

  • Backported UI enhancements from 0.8x branch
  • Updated to the latest Cutegram libraries available
  • Implemented Emoji support
  • Implemented Bubbles
  • Bubble can be removed, if needed
  • Improved message loading from history
  • Improved File Picker's UI
  • Restored image previews in File Picker
  • Swapped Settings <-> Contacts page
  • Mentions, Links and Quotes are highlighted during conversations
  • Links are clickable
  • Adjusted and fixed UI glitches
  • Redesigned conversation page
  • Completely restructured source code
  • Performance improvements
  • Updated Localizations
  • Minor Fixes

Version 0.72-2

  • Bug fixes in chat's background settings
  • i486 support (tablet)

Version 0.72-1

  • Added check for username availability
  • Added setting for show/hide chat header
  • Added an option that allows to load more messages from history
  • Fixed missing cover action issue
  • Redesigned settings UI
  • Initial support for Debugging tools (useful when reporting bugs)
  • Improved SignIn procedure with debugging tools (useful when reporting bugs)
  • Complete rewrite of notification management (fixes notifications issue for groups)
  • Fixed the UI in landscape mode
  • Adjusted TextArea's height when pasting long messages
  • Heavy bugfix and improvements in media management
  • Updated Cutegram libraries
  • Updated Localizations
  • Minor Fixes

Version 0.71-1

  • Always Display FirstName + LastName instead of UserName
  • Improved Conversations Page
  • Restored "Download" menu during conversations
  • Fixed FilePicker crash
  • Implemented pure audio/video message support (testing needed, Sailfish needs some extra codecs)
  • Conversation's background can be disabled
  • BUGFIX: Delete secret chats if ENCRYPTION_ALREADY_DECLINED is triggered (LibQTelegram)
  • BUGFIX: Mark secret chat messages as read (TelegramQML)
  • BUGFIX: Set max_date parameter when calling Telegram's API messages.readEncryptedHistory (TelegramQML)
  • Minor Fixes
  • Updated Localizations

Version 0.7-1

  • Implemented Secret Chats (more work needed)
  • Implemented HeartBeat so it is possible to see client and Telegram status
  • Completed Client SignUp procedure (more testing needed)
  • Implemented Integrated Image Viewer
  • Implemented Integrated Audio/Video Player
  • Improved Group Management
  • Basic Profile Management
  • It is possible to send messages using "Enter" key
  • Updated Cutegram Libraries to the latest available version
  • Polished UI
  • Minor Fixes
  • Updated Localziations

Version 0.6-1

  • Implemented Group Management (Member Management, Group Creation/Deletion/Invite)
  • Conversations and Groups are separated in two different sections
  • Display Telegram's service messages in chat
  • Improved Conversation UI
  • Added Cover Actions
  • Minor Fixes
  • Updated Localizations

Version 0.5-1

  • First Public Release


Dax's picture

Thanks :)

About media messages:
Telegram sends a small thumbnail for audio/video/photo/document messages automatically, if there isn't one, a placeholder icon is displayed.

The automatic download is triggered only when clicking on images, in other cases a Remorse Timer is displayed.
I can enable it even for images, if you like it :)

About send messages with enter key:
In the conversations page there is a new Pull Up menu, there you can enter in settings and change the option :)

Audio Message:
It is possible to know the type the audio message? So I can test it.
It can be a QtQMultimedia issue.

About the username, I have missed it, sorry :(
There is a small hotfix version planned for this week, I will include your request there!

alina's picture

Thank you for listening to users.

Media messages:
Ok, now I understand. It's Ok as it is, but I think an option to download (just like what was on 0.6) will help to quickly download multiple images and see them later – if the photo viewer can also navigate between photos.

Sending with Enter:
Oh, I missed the pull-up menu. I have lots of conversations.

Audio message:
I don't know how I can find the file type. It's recorded and sent by Android client. Oh, the File Browser says they are OGG. It should work, plus I've installed ultimate codec package. Can the problem be resulted from that they are not sent as files, but just recorded inside Telegram?

Dax's picture

Media Messages:
I will reinsert the "Download" option during conversations!
Navigate between photos is not easy, I see want can I do :)

Audio message:
If you use the ultimate codec package, it's an issue of SailorGram :)
I don't have tested recorded messages, probably they are different than audio sent as files.
I will make some tests!

alina's picture

Thanks for the great update! It's now usable for my daily use. Voice messages works for me (but I have ultimate codec pack installed and don't know if it works without the pack). However I think the photos are still autodownloaded; because my Internet is slow taking a few seconds to download voice messages, but I see photos at once. Instead of getting the thumbnail, it gets the original photo.

Please re-check the code, it worked beautifully on 0.6. Thanks a million!

Dax's picture

So, voice messages works?
I'm using a vanilla SailfishOS and it tells me that I don't have required codecs so I cannot play it :)

About photos: they are sent as files or pure photo? (pure photo messages are displayed without size and filename) so I can make more tests.

Keep in mind that the client caches previously downloaded files and use them instead of thumbnails!

alina's picture

Yeah, voice messages (pure sounds) work with Ultimate Codec Support installed from Warehouse. They're opened in an integrated audio player.

About photos, yes, they are sent as pure photos. And I know about cached photos, I'm testing with new photos sent. (Now I'm in doubt if it worked on the version 0.6.) I like pure photos to be treated just like photo files.

But a minor bug appeared in 0.71 that download menu item doesn't disapear after having the file downloaded. I'm really sorry. :( I'm reporting lots of minor bugs.

Dax's picture

Ops, I have missed it, I will fix it in 0.72!

Don't worry about bug reports :)
More reports = Better software

gri4994's picture


gri4994's picture

Bold font on cover is distracting from Sailfish UI, but other features are awesome at all!!!

Dax's picture

Mmmmh, you're right...I can remove the bold font :)

alina's picture

And also the font of cover is different from the System font.

Dax's picture

The only thing that I have changed are the size and its weight (they are bold)

I can remove the bold state and use the normal font size for "Connected" state and a smaller one for new message, it is ok? :)

alina's picture

Sorry, I'm using a font other than Sailfish Sans on my Jolla. Seems it doesn't support bold strokes. So removing the font weight seems ok. The size and the alignment is perfect.

Dax's picture

Ok :)

gri4994's picture

If compare with some original apps, SG icon should be transparent a little more.

And can I turn off the chat background somehow? 

Dax's picture

If you like to do manual editing you'll need to go in /usr/share/harbour-sailorgram/qml/components and edit the file called TelegramBackground.qml and change the "opacity" property :)

I think that, in order to improve readability, messages needs to be surrounded by an opaque bubble.

gri4994's picture

Readability is okay, bubbles may ruin SFOS UI. It's better to keep original interface, that's why I'm talking about background. It looks good with white background, but with Sailfish transparency it looks strange

mika77's picture

Hi. I love your app but I have a problem. I don't remember if I closed the app or lost internet connection but now I can't login. It says "Connecting" all the time. How can I fix this ?

P.D: another big bug, there is no link to donate you :p

Dax's picture

Sometimes, restarting the application solves the issue.

If the problem persists try to reset the application by deleting the folder "harbour-sailorgram" located in /home/nemo/.local/share with a file browser (in this case you will need to repeat the Sign In procedure).

Today I had problems too, even with Telegram Desktop.

I will add the Donation Link this weekend, when I release 0.7 :)

mika77's picture

This fix works, Sailorgram working again. Thank you very much ^^

mrzapp's picture

Well done, mate! This is by far the most promising Telegram client on Sailfish so far, you are doing some very important things right. Now we just need to have it check for messages while running in the background :)

I am so happy that someone finally started an open source client, I don't know what the hell the other guys are thinking developing closed source apps with open source software for an open source OS. I am a developer myself, please do let me know if I can be of help!

Dax's picture

Any help is welcome! :)

The service will be available in 0.8

mrzapp's picture

Good to hear. First thing I noticed is that there are no issues or milestones in the GitHub repo. If you could send me a list of bugs and missing features, I could organise them into development sprints and make the whole process flow a bit easier. Then I could also assign some issues to myself, if I know how to solve them :) Just PM it to me or send me an email at contact€jeppezapp:com. I need to be added as contributor on the repo as well, my GitHub handle is mrzapp

Dax's picture

I have sent you a (long) email :)

gri4994's picture

I've made more sailfish styled icon

It would be lovely if you use it :)

alina's picture


Dax's picture

It is possible to have a 128x128 version of the icon?


gri4994's picture

Here it is! It was easier than I thought

Dax's picture

Thanks again!

I have added you in the credits page :)

gri4994's picture

Default Sailfish PSDs are 86x86 only, but I'll try :)