Telegram (Messenger) FREE
Telegram is a cloud-based instant messaging and voice over IP service developed by Telegram Messenger LLP, a privately held company registered in London, United Kingdom, founded by the Russian entrepreneur Pavel Durov. May 18, 2018 – The Russian government security agency, the Federal Security Service, ordered Telegram’s developers to turn over the encryption keysfor Telegram’s MTProto protocol to them by April 4, 2018. Pavel Durov refused to comply. … The Russian Supreme Court then ordered Telegram banned in the country.
- Edit Messages : fix your typo
- Secret Chats : end-to-end encryption.
- Self-Destruct Timer: For chat, video, photos.
- Send Large Files : send files up to 1.5GB in size.
- Watch YouTube Videos While Chatting
- Larger Groups : Telegram lets you add 100,000 members
- “Last Seen” Exceptions
- Add Stickers to Photos
- Hide Telegram Media
That didn’t take long. Telegram launched just two and a half years ago and is today announcing at Mobile World Congress 2016 it has 100,000,000 monthly active users.
Shortly after launching, the messaging app claimed it had 100,000 users communicating on its encrypted platform and then in December 2014 there was 50 million active users, who were generating 1 billion messages daily.
Now, in February 2016, Telegram says it has 100,000,000 monthly active users, 350,000 new users each day and there are 15 billion messages generated daily — all over a secure and encrypted system.
Telegram doesn’t require users to know each other’s phone numbers to communicate, just a screen name. Thousands of people using different operating systems can have their own secure chat and share a wide range of attachments, which is one reason the app emerged as a tool of Islamic State jihadists. Durov said he’s developing a search function that will help weed out extremist content, but private data will always be “off limits.”
While the founders of bigger rivals like WhatsApp and Skype eventually cashed out, Durov said he’ll continue to reject buy-in offers like those he’s received from some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names. He won’t identify them, but he put their valuations of Telegram in the $3 billion to $5 billion range.
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