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Telegram CEO Blasts Apple for Delaying App Update

Pavel Durov, the CEO and founder of encrypted messaging app Telegram, has slammed Apple for a delay in reviewing and approving a major new update to the app "without explanation,” iMore is reporting. Durov says the upcoming Telegram update will "revolutionize how people express themselves in messaging.” However, he continued that he finds it discouraging that...

Telegram Launches Premium Subscription, Crosses 700 Million Users

Telegram Messenger has launched a paid, premium tier with more features and additional bandwidth for heavy users — reports TechCrunch. The Premium subscription increases the max file size of multimedia messages to 4GB from 2GB, enables faster downloads, and allows paying customers to follow up to 1,000 channels (up from 500 for free users), create...

Brazil Blocks Telegram, Asks Apple and Google to Help Enforce Ban [Update]

Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes on Friday ruled for the immediate suspension of popular messaging app Telegram — reports Reuters. Moraes gave Wilson Diniz Wellisch, the head of the country's telecoms regulator, Anatel, 24 hours to implement the suspension. The Supreme Court Justice also ordered Apple and Google to help block Brazil's access...

Signal Traffic Surpasses Telegram in Ukraine for the First Time

Signal and Telegram are two of the world’s most popular encrypted messaging apps, and in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country, Ukrainians are downloading encrypted communication apps, offline maps, and others where they can keep up with the latest news. In a tweet sent out earlier today, the co-founder & CEO of...

Telegram Gets Reactions, Hidden Texts, Themed QR Codes, and More

Popular instant messaging app Telegram has just received its 12th update of the year, which brings tons of new features to the service, including reactions, message translation, themed QR codes, hidden text, and more. Following the update, some of Telegram’s most popular interactive emoji have become available as Reactions to share feelings and feedback without...

Telegram Releases Tool to Import Chats from WhatsApp, Line, and More

Popular messaging app Telegram, which has gained over 100 million new users in January alone amid WhatsApp's controversial new privacy policies, has just rolled out a new migration tool for importing chat history from other messaging apps like WhatsApp, Line, and KakaoTalk. Starting today, Telegram users can bring their chat history from popular messaging apps,...

WhatsApp Competitors Signal, Telegram See Massive Download Surge

WhatsApp's rivals got a massive boost after the messaging app announced on Wednesday that it would make users share some personal data with its parent company, Facebook. Data from app-analytics firm Sensor Tower shows Signal, a rival encrypted messaging service, saw an enormous surge in user numbers following WhatsApp's announcement. "From January 6 to January 10, Signal saw...

Latest Telegram Beta Lets Siri Announce Messages via AirPods

AirPods’ Announce Messages with Siri feature is now available on the latest beta of Telegram, allowing users to listen and reply to incoming messages completely hands-free, The 8-Bit reports. Telegram beta-testers can find the option to enable the feature in Settings > Notifications > Announce Messages With Siri. Users can also reply to the message...