We have all heard of Telegram, the instant messaging app developed by LLP. It was founded by the Russian entrepreneur Pavel Duroy, together with his brother Nikolai. The app is available for iOS, Android, macOS, Windows Phone, Windows NT and Linux.
With this app, users can send messages, video, audio, stickers and pretty much any file of any type. The service also comes with APIs to developers. Last years, the developers of the app stated that they had 200 million monthly active users. According to them, by April 2017, the annual growth rate was higher than 50%.
All the messages and the media from this app are encrypted and placed on the servers by default. It comes with end-to-end encryption for voice calls. You can also enjoy end-to-end encryption for secret chats between you and other users, however, you will not get the same treatment for channels or even groups.
So what feature are we talking about?
You can delete the chat history on both ends when it comes to private chats. You can also create and participate in different polls. You can see the online status in chat lists, and pin messages in the saved ones.
You can also install and then share language pack links, and there is also an improved censorship circumvention. Notifications have been rebuilt from scratch and they come with advanced controls for the active users and overall improved reliability. You can also use many accounts, without actually increasing the resources usage.
To use it, you will need to take into account the permissions for the data sync.
We guess you have heard of bots, too. They are accounts operated by programs and they are able to respond to your messages. They can also be integrated into other programs. With its introduction, you are also able to pay with your credit card, or with Apple Pay.
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