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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


Getmantsev's picture

Cool program, but lack of notifications in sleep state.

Dax's picture

It's a known issue, I will fix it in future releases! :)

alina's picture

The notification policy works on 0.71-12 as I tested for both individuals and groups, and it syncs with the server at once (I was checking with Telegram Desktop at the same time). Perfect! However, on changing the policy for *groups* the mute symbol will be displayed/removed just after restarting the app.

Can we request for more features? :) (1) A pully menu on the top to load more (older) messages, and (2) if the conversation view could start with the oldest unread message – currently it starts with the newest one at the bottom and you should scroll upward to start from the beginning.

By the way, there are some paddings or margins which can be removed:

  1.  On top of the conversations when the header is hidden
  2.  Between the word "message" and the horizontal line on message compose

Finally, what do you think about having Settings (and About) as an attached page to the left side of the main page?

Dax's picture

I have discovered the mute symbol issue shortly after I have released this dev-version, I need to push more fixes in Cutegram libraries, it should be fixed for the next dev version!

About your feature requests:

  1. I have saw a function that seems to do that, but I need to test it first
  2. Yes, it'a a bit annoying, I will try to implement this request (it's not easy because the ListView component is reversed and the header is treated as footer and viceversa)

About paddings:

  1. Ok!
  2. That's the TextArea that displays two lines instead of one, I need to reduce the message bar a bit! :)

I think that move Settings in an attached page is a great idea! So I can remove that horrible push up menu :)

neubauten84's picture

Hi there!!
Where can I find dev version 0.71-11???

Dax's picture

Is in beta testing atm, mainly for translators.
It will be followed by another dev-version (probably today) and next week i will release it as 0.72.

However, this is the download link:

As I said, this is a dev-version, compiled during developmnent, so expects bugs and undefined behaviors :)

neubauten84's picture

Thank you!!
I'm tryinh it!!
I'll report if any bugs..

alina's picture

Thanks for your efforts on the dev-version 0.71-11.

Unfortunately there are still bugs in notification management, but I don't know if the problem is related to the Cutegram or Sailorgram. Sailorgram successfuly gets the notification status (disabled/enabled) from the Telegram server and changing its status works in the app, but it doesn't update the status on the server, so on other clients you will see the previous status.

I can't see any other bugs anymore.

By the way, I have two ideas. What do you think about them:

1. Having the pully menu on the bottom of the conversation view. I think it's easier to access especially with a hidden header. However, it may look ugly with the keyboard.

2. Having the tiny clock under the compose line, just like the messages app, to see the time when typing a message.

Dax's picture


Currently, notification management is handled locally.
Shortly after I have released this dev-version, I have discovered two new methods in Cutegram's library that should handle notification using Telegram servers, I will make some tests and I will implement it in 0.71-12

In Cutegram's libraries there are lots of public functions, but most of them should be marked as private, so sometimes is difficult to choose the correct one :)

About your ideas:

1) Yes, it's a bit ugly, I'm thinking to remove pulldown menu completely and move its options in the attached page on the right. Another option is to display the menu on the top when the header is visible otherwise it will be displayed on the bottom. What do you think? 

2) I will make it for the next dev-version!

Thanks for the feedback, anyway!

I appreciate it :)

alina's picture

I love your work, Dax. :)

About (1) I prefer the idea to display options on the attached page. This will be more consistent if you want to add more options (e.g. add/edit contact, search, block) later.

Dax's picture

Ok! ;)

Jordi's picture

Sometimes (once or twice a day) the app does not show new messages. When opening a conversation, the circle keeps spinning.

Closing and reopening the app is the solution, it seems. Is there any other solution ... apart from waiting for a new release?

Great job, by the way!

Dax's picture

Hey Jordi! :)

I need logs so I can troubleshoot the issue.

Connection issues are related to cutegram libraries.

Jordi's picture

Ok, where do I find the logs?

Dax's picture

You'll need to execute sailorgram from terminal and post the log file by opening an issue GitHub or somewhere else (Info)
Currently this is the only way :(

I have decided to provide some debugging facilities built-in in the app so it is possibile to troubleshoot issues easily :)

paska's picture


i dont know how to add contacts nor where the option/menu is.

Can someone help. Thanks!!!




Dax's picture


That feature is not available, yet :)

paska's picture


oh, ok! Thanks!

Keep up the good work!

ThomasAH's picture

Thanks a lot for your hard work Dax. The app works smoothly and intuitively, nice!

I do have one question however. When I want to initiate a new chat with someone and I go to Contacts to do so (via the pull-down menu), the Contact list shows up empty. I tried restarting the application and restarting the phone, but that doesn't seem to help. Is there any way I can force SailorGram to re-sync with my contacts list?

Anyway, enjoy your summer holidays first, looking forward to your reply when you are back ;)

gri4994's picture

have you tried to reinstall the app?

ThomasAH's picture

Yup. Removed the app, removed the /home/nemo/.local/share/harbour-sailorgram folder, rebooted the phone, then reinstalled the app. Same results, empty contacts list.

Let me add some details that may help clarify the situation:

1.) It's the first time that I installed a Telegram app on my Jolla, and although I had used Telegram before on a Android phone a couple of years ago (when Telegram had just started) with the same phone number, I had to re-register and it seemed to have 'forgotten' all of my older conversations

2.) I do have people in my contact list that use Telegram, so that's not why it's showing up empty ;) Some people have started talking to me, which is good because once a conversation is started it also stays there. It's just that with an empty contact list, I can't start any new ones.

Dax's picture

Hi ThomasAH!

Can you execute SailorGram from terminal and post here the log?

ThomasAH's picture

Hey Dax, thanks for your reply :)

Of course! Since the output is quite huge I used a paste service to share the logs. You can find them here:

While I ran the program, I also switched to the Contact list, and back to the conversation list. Don't know if that would make a difference in the logs, so I did it anyway.

Hope this helps. If there is anything else I can do please let me know!


gri4994's picture

is there any good (or maybe bad) news about updates? very quiet since 71-1

Dax's picture

Hi, currently I'm on summer holildays that's why development's activity is very low :)

gri4994's picture

ah, I see
have a nice holidays!

Dax's picture

Thanks, you too :)

DuncanS's picture

Hi there, due to my stupidity, I lost the activation code.... so now I'm stuck on 'Wait for the activation code and press 'Sign up'. If I re-install Sailorgram it just goes straight to this again, and I don't seem to be able to request a new activation code to resolve. Is there anything I can do? Tks

Dax's picture


You have two options: 

1) Delete the folder "harbour-sailorgram" located in /home/nemo/.local/share using a file browser.

2) In that page there is a Push Up Menu, so you can request another activation code.