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Telegram

Telegram FZ-LLC

4.2 Version 10.12.0

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Version
10.12.0
Updated on
2024-04-23
OS ANDROID
Varies with device
Downloads
1899.3M
Released on
2013-09-07
Category
Communication
Developer
Telegram FZ-LLC
License
Free

Telegram is a cloud-based instant messaging app, providing a platform for users to exchange messages, photos, videos, and files of all types. Released in 2013, it was developed by Russian entrepreneur Pavel Durov and has since gained a significant user base for its focus on speed, security, and privacy.

Key Features of Telegram

Telegram offers features similar to other messaging apps, such as group chats, voice messages, and stickers, but it also includes distinct aspects. One unique feature is the ability to create and join channels, which are large group chats for broadcasting to an unlimited number of members. Secret chats, self-destructing messages, and bot functionality are also unique features that set Telegram apart from its competitors.

Security and Privacy

Telegram prides itself on its commitment to security and privacy. It uses a combination of 256-bit symmetric AES encryption, 2048-bit RSA encryption, and Diffie–Hellman secure key exchange. It also offers secret chats with end-to-end encryption and the ability to set self-destruct timers on messages and media.

Integration and Usage

Telegram is known for its seamless integration across multiple devices, thanks to its cloud-based nature. Users can access their messages and media from several devices simultaneously, including smartphones, tablets, and computers. Also, it allows sending files of any type without any size limit, which makes it a useful tool for sharing large files.

Telegram Bots

Bots are unique to Telegram. They're small programs that run inside the app and can provide many services. These range from weather updates and news summaries to full-featured applications like games and utilities. Users can interact with bots by sending them messages, commands, and inline requests.

In a crowded market of messaging apps, Telegram stands out with its commitment to speed, security, and privacy. Its unique features like channels, bots, and large file sharing make it a versatile platform. As digital communication continues to evolve, Telegram seems poised to be at the forefront of these changes, offering an intuitive, secure, and feature-rich way for users to stay connected.

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Rating

4.2

153052 reviews

Pros

  • Ability to chat with everybody.
  • You can use bots for many activities and resources.
  • Security and privacy are assured with encrypted features.

Cons

  • Can be complicated to learn all the features that this app offers.
  • Difficulty to establish group videoconferences.
  • Encryption feature is not automatic.
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