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.

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#TechBytes: 5 new features you must try on Telegram

27 Jul 2020

#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

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

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

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

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

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

#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

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

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

#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

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.

#CareerBytes: Best Telegram Channels/Groups to join for GATE preparation

13 Aug 2019

#CareerBytes: Best Telegram Channels/Groups to join for GATE preparation

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is one of the most competitive exams for engineering graduates.

Now, Google Assistant can read out WhatsApp messages for you

06 Aug 2019

Now, Google Assistant can read out WhatsApp messages for you

Google Assistant, the AI-backed digital helper from Google, is getting a minor but very useful capability - the ability to read out messages.

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

15 Jul 2019

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.

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

19 Jun 2019

#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.

#CareerBytes: Tips to prepare for UPSC exam without coaching

05 May 2019

#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.

#CareerBytes: Telegram Channels and Groups for various government examinations

26 Feb 2019

#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.

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

13 Nov 2018

#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.

#CareerBytes: Tips to prepare for UPSC exam without coaching

13 Nov 2018

#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.

UK, India fashion designers to boost NE women textile workers

29 Sep 2018

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.

#TechBytes: 5 best messaging apps, other than WhatsApp

24 Aug 2018

#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.

WhatsApp copies one-way broadcast communication feature from Telegram

01 Jul 2018

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.

Indian activists ask messaging apps to change group chat rules

04 Jun 2018

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.

Telegram raises $1.7 billion from two pre-ICO sales

02 Apr 2018

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."

Kapil Sharma flaunts his new luxurious vanity van

03 Mar 2018

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.

Telegram was removed from App Store over child pornography: Apple

06 Feb 2018

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.

Telegram app gearing up to launch own cryptocurrency

09 Jan 2018

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.

Iran bans Instagram, Telegram amid protests

01 Jan 2018

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.

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

24 Jul 2017

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.