Telegram: News

Downloaded over 500mn times, Telegram is an instant messaging app that was launched in August 2013. It has been founded by Russian brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov, the men behind VKontakte (VK), the largest social network in the transcontinental country. Telegram is available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows NT, macOS and Linux. Though it’s just another messaging app like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, the distinguishing feature of Telegram is its fortress-type security. It claims that the “messages are heavily encrypted and can self-destruct.” It means without being deciphered first, messages sent through this app wouldn’t be visible. Also, through its ‘Secret Chat’ feature, one can put a self-destruct timer on messages and media. Moreover, its end-to-end encryption leaves no mark on Telegram’s servers.

Telegram user misusing AI to generate paid nonconsensual adult content

A Telegram user is exploiting artificial intelligence (AI) to create adult content featuring any individual, provided they receive photographs of the person.

01 Apr 2024

Slack

Google Chat's upcoming 'Announcements' feature is similar to WhatsApp Channels

Google is set to enhance its Google Chat platform with a new feature called 'Announcements.'

26 Mar 2024

Android

Telegram Premium subscription available for free but comes with risks

Telegram has rolled out a new feature dubbed "Peer-to-Peer Login" or P2PL, which rewards users with a Telegram Premium subscription.

23 Mar 2024

Afghanistan

Moscow attack: Death toll rises to 115, 11 suspects arrested

The death toll in the Russia concert hall attack has climbed to 115.

14 Mar 2024

Signal

WhatsApp to block screenshots of profile pictures

WhatsApp is reportedly rolling out an update that will prevent users from taking screenshots of profile pictures.

Telegram founder expects it to attain profitability in 2025

Telegram, the popular cloud-based chat app with over 900 million users, is expected to become profitable next year, according to founder Pavel Durov.

07 Mar 2024

WhatsApp

Telegram users can now convert personal accounts to business ones

Telegram's founder, Pavel Durov, has shared some exciting news for users looking to upgrade their personal accounts to business ones.

04 Mar 2024

WhatsApp

WhatsApp to allow sending messages to Signal, Telegram users soon

WhatsApp is gearing up to introduce a chat interoperability feature, permitting users to send messages to other messaging apps like Signal and Telegram.

28 Dec 2023

WhatsApp

WhatsApp tests username feature for web client: How it works

WhatsApp is gearing up to introduce a new feature that will let users create unique usernames for their profiles. A similar feature is in the works for Android and is now being developed for the web version as well.

01 Dec 2023

WhatsApp

Akin to Telegram, WhatsApp will let you search using usernames

WhatsApp is gearing up to launch a new feature, which will remind you of Telegram.

09 Nov 2023

Signal

WhatsApp rival Signal working on improving user privacy: Here's how

Signal has started public testing a feature that allows users to create usernames, removing the need to exchange phone numbers to connect with others. The feature will launch in "early 2024."

29 Oct 2023

Android

Telegram's latest update makes replies more customizable: Check what's new

Telegram has pushed its latest update, bringing a host of new features for making replies more customizable.

13 Sep 2023

Cryptocurrency

Telegram's self-custodial crypto wallet is now available

Telegram has teamed up with the TON Foundation to introduce TON Space, a self-custodial cryptocurrency wallet for its approximately 800 million users.

15 Aug 2023

Technology

Telegram's Dual Camera mode makes Stories more engaging

Telegram has launched its much-awaited Stories feature, allowing users to share memorable moments.

27 Jun 2023

Instagram

Telegram to get Stories soon: What it will be like

Meta, the parent company of Instagram, is known for borrowing features from its rival platforms. However, this time, Telegram has decided to take a page from Meta's playbook.

12 Jun 2023

Co-WIN App

CoWIN data breach on Telegram: Confidential details of Indians compromised

A startling report has surfaced today, claiming the personal information of Indian residents, including their Aadhaar, PAN, and passport details have surfaced on Telegram, as a result of an alleged data breach on the CoWIN portal.

28 Apr 2023

Reddit

Reddit's latest update brings Discord-like channels and more

Reddit does not have the best track record when it comes to chat products. That's probably why the company said its new chat product is unlike its previous launches.

23 Apr 2023

WhatsApp

WhatsApp to introduce Telegram-like feature soon: Know what it is

WhatsApp is working on "Channels." Yes! You heard it right.

22 Apr 2023

Latest Tech News

Telegram pushes another update for Android, iOS: Check what's new

The instant messaging app, Telegram, has introduced the third major update of 2023 for both iOS and Android users.

27 Mar 2023

WhatsApp

WhatsApp might soon allow you to edit sent messages

WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will allow you to edit sent messages.

15 Feb 2023

WhatsApp

Telegram v/s WhatsApp: Why are the two companies fighting

Last week, Will Cathcart, head of WhatsApp, called out Telegram for its encryption policies.

04 Feb 2023

iOS

Telegram releases first major update of 2023 for iOS, Android

Popular messaging app Telegram has introduced a fresh update for iOS and Android platforms, its first major release in 2023.

12 Jan 2023

X

Twitter may auction usernames in a bid to boost revenue

Twitter and its owner-cum-CEO Elon Musk are desperate to boost the platform's revenue. It seems that the company is ready to try anything to achieve that.

02 Jan 2023

Android

Telegram feature drop: Blurring option, drawing tools, zero storage options

Telegram has released a slew of new features in its latest update. The media editor has gained a new blurring effect to conceal parts of the image while the custom animated emoji has been made available to all users, even without a Premium subscription.

23 Dec 2022

WhatsApp

Best WhatsApp features released in 2022: From Communities to Avatars 

WhatsApp, which was launched in February 2009, is currently one of the most popular and widely used social media apps.

08 Dec 2022

Latest Tech News

Telegram December update: No-SIM sign-up, upgraded topics, and more

Telegram is planning to end the year with a bang. The popular messaging platform has now introduced a ton of new features, which make using it even more convenient.

06 Nov 2022

iOS

Telegram pushes update with several improvements globally: Check what's new

Telegram has rolled out its latest update with many new features that are now available to users globally.

04 Nov 2022

WhatsApp

WhatsApp v/s Telegram: A comparison of their latest features

WhatsApp and Telegram are two mainstream apps designed for instant messaging with strong focus on privacy.

01 Nov 2022

Apple

Criticizing Apple's 'monopoly,' Telegram removes paid posts from iOS app

Telegram has joined the list of apps that have felt the brunt of Apple's strict App Store guidelines.

19 Aug 2022

WhatsApp

WhatsApp's upcoming 'login approval' feature will keep hackers at bay

Earlier this month, we got to know that WhatsApp is working on a new security feature called 'login approval.'

11 Aug 2022

WhatsApp

WhatsApp brings screenshot blocking, hiding online status, and more features

WhatsApp has lately been focusing on improving its privacy-related features. The company has now announced that it will soon roll out a new feature that will stop users from taking screenshots of 'View Once' messages.

08 Jul 2022

WhatsApp

WhatsApp is testing multi-device feature: How will it work

We are being spoilt by WhatsApp these days with a new feature every other week.

03 Jul 2022

WhatsApp

WhatsApp allowing users to delete sent messages after 2 days?

To ensure a competitive edge in the market, the popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp is working on a new feature.

20 Jun 2022

WhatsApp

Telegram Premium launched: Subscription price and new features explained

After announcing its premium service earlier this month, Telegram has finally rolled out the ad-free, paid version called 'Telegram Premium.'

19 Jun 2022

X

Snapchat+ explained: Subscription prices, features, services, and more

Instant messaging app Snapchat is testing a paid subscription service known as Snapchat+.

13 Jun 2022

WhatsApp

New WhatsApp features: Increased group limit to WhatsApp Pay cashback

To ensure its competitive edge in the market, the popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp has announced several new features.

12 Jun 2022

WhatsApp

Telegram Premium to debut this month: What's behind the paywall?

WhatsApp's rival messaging platform Telegram is gearing up to make its bid in the subscription game.

10 Jun 2022

WhatsApp

Top features coming to WhatsApp in 2022

WhatsApp, the world's most popular instant messaging app, is constantly evolving to maintain its top spot in the competitive space. The company is always adding new features to enhance the user experience.

01 Jun 2022

WhatsApp

Soon, you'll be able to edit sent messages on WhatsApp

WhatsApp users have long craved an edit feature to correct typos and errors in sent messages. Brace yourself because that wish may soon become a reality.

26 May 2022

Android

WhatsApp might offer an option to save temporary chats

WhatsApp, the world's most popular messaging app, is reportedly working on a feature that would allow users to save temporary chats that disappear after a week.

01 Sep 2021

WhatsApp

Telegram 8.0: Unlimited participants in video calls, Trending Stickers, more

While WhatsApp is excruciatingly slow in bringing new features, rival messaging service Telegram introduces novel, exciting features quite often.

16 Jun 2021

X

Twitter, Facebook under regulatory scanner for hosting unregulated adoption activity

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has officially intimated social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Telegram over what's alleged to be activities related to illegal adoption of COVID-19 orphans.

04 Jun 2021

Amazon Prime Video

Piracy finds its next prey in 'The Family Man 2'

Amazon Prime Video gave fans a pleasant surprise by dropping The Family Man 2 a few hours earlier than scheduled.

30 Apr 2021

WhatsApp

Telegram promises to implement group video calling feature in May

After introducing one-on-one video calls, WhatsApp's rival messaging platform Telegram recently announced that it would get a group video calling feature in May.

27 Apr 2021

Technology

Telegram update includes scheduled voice chats, in-chat payments, media-player updates

WhatsApp's alternatives such as Telegram and Signal have gained immensely from the exodus of users tired of Facebook's bait-and-switch privacy policy. Telegram, meanwhile, seems determined to maintain its momentum by introducing steady feature updates ever since.

16 Apr 2021

Facebook

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook could enter the dating game, and more

Facebook had already made an abortive attempt at its own dating app back in 2019, but that didn't work out at all. Now, the social media behemoth is trying its hand at video-based speed dating.

15 Apr 2021

Android

Telegram offers direct download to bypass Google's censorship overreach

While most Android users prefer to download WhatsApp's alternative Telegram off the Play Store, there is now a compelling reason to seek an unusual method provided by the app makers.

12 Apr 2021

Facebook

Another database of leaked Facebook users' phone numbers found online

Barely a week has passed since Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook sprang a data leak that put the personal data of around 533 million users out in the open.

21 Mar 2021

Social Media

Telegram clones Clubhouse with Voice Chat 2.0

Following the footsteps of Twitter and Facebook, Telegram has jumped on the Clubhouse cloning bandwagon.

28 Jan 2021

WhatsApp

Telegram lures away WhatsApp users with new chat migration tool

Telegram is trying its best to capture users moving away from WhatsApp. Its latest effort involves a tool letting users import chats from WhatsApp, among other messaging services.

05 Nov 2020

WhatsApp

WhatsApp introduces new disappearing messages feature: How to use it

WhatsApp is constantly evolving its platform with new features, enhancing the messaging experience for billions of its active users.

16 Aug 2020

Android

Finally, Telegram launches video calling with end-to-end encryption

When you compare WhatsApp with its biggest rival Telegram, the discussion always revolves around the market dominance of the former and the secure, feature-packed experience of the latter.

27 Jul 2020

Android

#TechBytes: 5 new features you must try on Telegram

Despite serving a much smaller user base than WhatsApp, Russian messaging platform Telegram is not giving up on its mission.

13 May 2020

Cryptocurrency

Telegram shutters its cryptocurrency project: Here's why

Telegram, one of the biggest messaging platforms in the world, has decided to shutter its blockchain and cryptocurrency project - the Telegram Open Network (TON).

10 Feb 2020

Android

Telegram's latest update brings new privacy and customization features

Popular instant messaging app Telegram has released a new update that brings dozens of new privacy features, customizations, and improvements.

04 Jan 2020

Android

Telegram's latest update brings new privacy and customization features

Popular instant messaging app Telegram has released a new update that brings dozens of new privacy features, customizations, and improvements.

11 Nov 2019

WhatsApp

Leaving WhatsApp after hack? Other chat apps aren't secure either

The recent WhatsApp attack that compromised private chats of as many as 1,400 people, including Indian activists and journalists, has triggered a wave of departures.

21 Oct 2019

India

#CareerBytes: Telegram Channels for Chartered Accountancy (CA) exam preparation

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) provides the three-level CA program.

16 Sep 2019

WhatsApp

Telegram savagely mocked WhatsApp's new file transfer limit

WhatsApp, the biggest messaging service in the world, recently updated its file-transfer limit as part of an effort to give more flexibility to users looking to send files.

15 Jul 2019

WhatsApp

WhatsApp images/videos might not be fully secure: Here's why

WhatsApp, the biggest messaging platform on the planet, offers end-to-end encryption to keep all your conversations protected from third-party access.

19 Jun 2019

India

#CareerBytes: Telegram Channels for Chartered Accountancy (CA) exam preparation

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) provides the three-level CA program.

05 May 2019

Facebook

#CareerBytes: Tips to prepare for UPSC exam without coaching

The UPSC Civil Services Examination is one of the most challenging exams and cracking it isn't easy without right preparation.

26 Feb 2019

India

#CareerBytes: Telegram Channels and Groups for various government examinations

Getting a government job is a dream for many; however, it is getting increasingly challenging in today's competitive environment.

13 Nov 2018

India

#CareerBytes: How to start preparing for the UPSC exam?

The Indian Civil Services are a dream for lakhs of students and many spend years preparing to crack the UPSC Civil Services Examination or IAS exam.

13 Nov 2018

Facebook

#CareerBytes: 5 tips to prepare for UPSC CSE without coaching

The UPSC Civil Services Examination is one of the most challenging exams and cracking it isn't easy without the right preparation.

29 Sep 2018

India

UK, India fashion designers to boost NE women textile workers

Fashion designers from UK and India are set to come together to be part of a project aimed at benefiting women textile workers of the Northeast.

24 Aug 2018

WhatsApp

#TechBytes: 5 best messaging apps, other than WhatsApp

When was the last time you sent someone an SMS? Unless you are a bank or a telecom company frantically trying people to link their Aadhaar with their phone numbers, you don't send text messages.

01 Jul 2018

WhatsApp

WhatsApp copies one-way broadcast communication feature from Telegram

Whatsapp has recently rolled out one-way broadcast communication for group chats, a feature that is already offered by rival app Telegram.

04 Jun 2018

WhatsApp

Indian activists ask messaging apps to change group chat rules

A group of Indian activists has asked Internet-based messaging service providers such as WhatsApp, Telegram, and others to amend their group chat rules so that users cannot be added to groups without their consent.

02 Apr 2018

Cryptocurrency

Telegram raises $1.7 billion from two pre-ICO sales

Secure messaging app Telegram has raised a total of $1.7 billion from two pre-sales prior to an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for creating its own Blockchain platform "Telegram Open Network" (TON) and native cryptocurrency "Gram."

03 Mar 2018

Kapil Sharma

Kapil Sharma flaunts his new luxurious vanity van

Kapil Sharma, who is getting ready for a new inning on the small screen, is all pumped up about his new luxurious vanity van.

06 Feb 2018

Apple

Telegram was removed from App Store over child pornography: Apple

Last week, secure instant messaging app Telegram and its faster counterpart Telegram X was removed from Apple's App Store due to the circulation of "inappropriate content" through the platform.

09 Jan 2018

TechCrunch

Telegram app gearing up to launch own cryptocurrency

Popular private messaging app Telegram is creating its own Blockchain platform "Telegram Open Network" (TON) and native cryptocurrency "Gram" to enable payments on its app and beyond.

01 Jan 2018

Iran

Iran bans Instagram, Telegram amid protests

Iran has moved to ban Instagram and Telegram following four days of anti-establishment protests which were reportedly organized through social media.

24 Jul 2017

ISIS

You can now send self-destructing photos, videos on Telegram

Messaging app Telegram is the latest to join several other messengers that have added the self-destructing message feature originated by Snapchat.