Telegram Stories October 5

Six hours of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp not working globally affected more than just customers, it also hurt the three companies and Zuckerberg’s pockets. On the other hand, Telegram benefited from this outage as it received over 70 million new users in one day.

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Telegram Stories September 1

Latest Telegram update lets you ‘run your own TV station’

The latest Telegram update gives you “the power to run your own TV station,” says the developer behind the private messaging app …

Telegram Stories August 30

Telegram reaches 1 billion downloads globally

Telegram is now part of an elite club of apps that have been downloaded over 1 billion times globally, according to Sensor Tower.

Telegram Stories June 26

Telegram for iOS updated with group video calls, screen sharing, animated backgrounds, more

Telegram for iOS received a major update this week. After months of teasing and testing, Group Video Calls is finally available to all users and on all devices, including tablets and desktops

Telegram Stories April 28

Telegram for iOS to add long-awaited video group calls feature in May

Telegram founder Pavel Durov announced the app will add group video calls starting next month. This feature has been long anticipated by many Telegram users.

Telegram Stories March 19

The popular messaging application Telegram has been updated today with a focus on audio communication. The latest version of Telegram for iOS brings a new version of the app’s Voice Chats feature with a handful of improvements.

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Telegram Stories January 27

Following the controversies of the new WhatsApp privacy policies, several users around the world have been looking for an alternative to the app owned by Facebook. Telegram, which is already one of the most popular messaging platforms, is now working on a new tool that lets users import chats from WhatsApp and other apps.

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Telegram Stories January 26

The announcement of a change to the WhatsApp privacy policy saw many users looking for the most private messaging app to use instead. Signal and Telegram were the prime candidates in cross-platform apps, with the former having the strongest privacy protections, as no personal data is linked to users.

Apple was subsequently sued by a former US ambassador for allowing Telegram on the App Store after it was used by hate groups to threaten violence, and now existing and former Signal employees have expressed concern that the not-for-profit messaging app is failing to address the same issue …

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Telegram Stories January 18

Following the removal of Parler from the App Store earlier this month, a Washington-based non-profit group sued Apple last Sunday asking the company to ban the popular messaging app Telegram from its platform.

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Telegram Stories December 2, 2020

With iOS 13, AirPods and Powerbeats Pro added a new Announce Messages with Siri feature that uses Siri to read out the incoming message and transcribe your reply. Now, Telegram has started beta testing support for the feature.

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Telegram Stories August 14, 2020

Popular instant messaging service Telegram is celebrating its seventh anniversary today with some great news for its users. Starting today, Telegram will let users make video calls using its app, which is a long-awaited feature for those using the messaging service.

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Telegram Stories July 30, 2020

Just one day after Apple was questioned by the House Judiciary Committee, another antitrust complaint against Apple has been made – this time by secure messaging app Telegram.

The Financial Times reports that Telegram submitted the complaint to the European Union’s competition regulator …

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Telegram Stories July 6, 2020

Both WhatsApp and Telegram have announced that they will not – for now, at least – hand over user data to Hong Kong authorities even when sent official demands to do so. The move follows China introducing a new ‘national security’ law which bans criticism of the Chinese government.

Hong Kong residents who have been critical of China fear that their social media posts and messages might now be used as a basis for arrest and imprisonment …

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Telegram Stories June 5, 2020

Telegram update for iOS brings video and sticker editing, GIF improvements

Popular messaging service Telegram has launched an update today with a focus on the built-in media editor and improving GIF options.

Telegram Stories April 25, 2020

Telegram teases new secure group video calling features coming this year

Popular messaging app Telegram says it will soon add support for group video calls. This comes alongside Facebook’s announcement yesterday of a new “Messenger Rooms” competitor to Zoom and Group FaceTime.

Telegram Stories August 11, 2019

Telegram for iOS adds Silent Message, dark mode customization, more

Telegram for iOS has been updated this weekend with a handful of notable new features. The update includes enhancements to dark themes, a new Silent Messages feature, and more.

Telegram Stories June 13, 2019

PSA: Telegram messaging app issues, Chinese state DDoS attack suspected

If you’re experiencing connectivity issues with Telegram, this is due to what the company describes as ‘a powerful DDoS attack’ (Distributed Denial of Service) …

Telegram Stories March 25, 2019

Two new Telegram privacy features are likely to prove controversial. The first removes the previous 48-hour time limit for ‘unsending’ anything you wrote from the devices of both participants using the secure messaging app …

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Telegram Stories October 24, 2018

Telegram Apple Watch support returns with iOS update

Telegram is out with an update to its iOS messaging app today with the focus being on its Apple Watch app. After Telegram’s version 5 update removed support for the wearable, today it has returned.

Telegram Stories October 1, 2018

PSA: Update Telegram for Desktop macOS app to avoid your IP address being exposed

Telegram’s macOS desktop app has been leaking both public and private IP addresses while making voice calls. The same flaw was present in Telegram for Desktop on other platforms, as well as in Telegram for Windows …

Telegram Stories September 28, 2018

Telegram releases major update for iOS built on Swift with improved speed, notifications, more

Telegram is out today with a big iOS update. The latest release has been rebuilt with Apple’s Swift and offers users improved speed, battery efficiency, in-app notifications, and more.

Telegram Stories September 18, 2018

Back in January, Telegram released its new ‘Telegram X’ application for iOS, which it has offered in conjunction with the standard Telegram Messenger app. The difference between the two is that Telegram X is built entirely with Apple’s Swift language. Today, however, Telegram founder Pavel Durov announced that Telegram is transitioning entirely to its Swift-built application.

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Telegram Stories July 27, 2018

One of the scarier things you need to do to gain access to some apps – mostly financial ones – is to prove your identity by uploading a photo of official ID, like a driving license or passport. Most services say that the document will be deleted following verification, but it’s a process that requires a large degree of trust in the company.

This is an issue Telegram sets out to address in a new update hitting the iOS and Android apps today …

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Telegram Stories June 1, 2018

Telegram CEO thanks Apple for allowing it to ship first app update since March

As we reported yesterday, Telegram’s CEO said that Apple was blocking the company from releasing updates to the messaging service since Russian authorities deemed the app illegal. Now, Apple and Telegram have come to some sort of solution…

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