Articles about Telegram

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.'

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

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.

Now, you can react to WhatsApp message with any emoji

12 Jul 2022

WhatsApp
Now, you can react to WhatsApp message with any emoji

WhatsApp users who have been bothered by the limited number of emoji reactions on the platform can finally relax. You can now respond to a message with any emoji of your choice.

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

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.

WhatsApp allowing users to delete sent messages after 2 days?

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.

Telegram Premium launched: Subscription price and new features explained

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.'

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

19 Jun 2022

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

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

New WhatsApp features: Increased group limit to WhatsApp Pay cashback

13 Jun 2022

Android
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.

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

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.

Top features coming to WhatsApp in 2022

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.

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

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.

WhatsApp might offer an option to save temporary chats

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.

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

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.

Twitter, Facebook under regulatory scanner for hosting unregulated adoption activity

16 Jun 2021

Twitter
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.

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

04 Jun 2021

Manoj Bajpayee
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.

WhatsApp issues ultimatum: Accept new policy or lose basic functionality

11 May 2021

Facebook
WhatsApp issues ultimatum: Accept new policy or lose basic functionality

On May 15, WhatsApp's hotly-debated privacy policy is scheduled to come into force. The company maintains that "No one will have their accounts deleted or lose functionality of WhatsApp on May 15 because of this update."

Telegram promises to implement group video calling feature in May

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Telegram offers direct download to bypass Google's censorship overreach

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.

Another database of leaked Facebook users' phone numbers found online

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.

Telegram clones Clubhouse with Voice Chat 2.0

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.

Telegram lures away WhatsApp users with new chat migration tool

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.

WhatsApp introduces new disappearing messages feature: How to use it

05 Nov 2020

Facebook
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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Trump may ban Alibaba, other Chinese companies

17 Aug 2020

India
NewsBytes Briefing: Trump may ban Alibaba, other Chinese companies

Over the weekend, a lot happened in the world of technology.

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

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.

#TechBytes: 5 new features you must try on Telegram

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google sued for shady practices, and more

27 Jul 2020

Twitter
NewsBytes Briefing: Google sued for shady practices, and more

Over the weekend, another case was added to the list of lawsuits against Google.

Telegram shutters its cryptocurrency project: Here's why

13 May 2020

Facebook
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).

Android 11 likely to bring handy new Pixel Launcher features

24 Feb 2020

Facebook
Android 11 likely to bring handy new Pixel Launcher features

Google's Pixel Launcher will soon get a new batch of features in a matter of months.

Telegram's latest update brings new privacy and customization features

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.

Telegram's latest update brings new privacy and customization features

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.

#TechBytes: 5 new features you can try on WhatsApp

17 Dec 2019

Android
#TechBytes: 5 new features you can try on WhatsApp

Unlike Telegram and Signal, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has been incredibly slow with feature upgrades.

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

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.

You can soon use WhatsApp on 2 phones, simultaneously

02 Nov 2019

iPhone
You can soon use WhatsApp on 2 phones, simultaneously

WhatsApp is constantly evolving its platform with new features and the latest one to come to the messaging app is a new multi-device platform.

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

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.

Telegram savagely mocked WhatsApp's new file transfer limit

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.