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Messaging App Telegram Adds End-to-End Encrypted Video Calling

Messaging app Telegram has added a one-on-one video calling feature on both Android and iOS. After seven years of providing users with secure messaging services, the company has launched "fast and secure video calls". As reported by MacRumors, Telegram announced the additional feature via a blog post. Stating that the year has highlighted the need for...

Telegram Messaging App to Add Group Video Calls Later This Year

To help its users stay in touch during the coronavirus pandemic and after, Telegram will add group video calls this year to its popular messaging app, the company said Friday. Telegram also noted that its app — available on Android, iOS, Windows and Mac, as well as through a web browser — now has 400 million monthly users,...

Telegram Messenger Once Again Hit with DDoS Attack in China

A few years back, popular encrypted messaging service Telegram was hit with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack as China was initiating a crackdown on human rights lawyers in the country and today, a similar attempt has been made to take down the messaging service as protestors in Hong Kong take to the streets...

Messaging App Telegram Claims Apple Has Blocked App Store Updates

Apple has prevented the Telegram messaging service from updating globally ever since Russia ordered the tech giant to remove the service from its stores. According to a new report from 9to5Mac, the popular messaging app hasn’t received App Store update since late March. It now appears that ever since Russian authorities ruled that the app was...

Russia Seeks Apple’s Help in Blocking Telegram Messenger

Following Telegram's refusal to offer backdoor access to the Federal Security Service (FSB) earlier this year, Russia initiated a nationwide ban on the end-to-end encrypted messaging app back in April. However, the government has so far only been able to disrupt the Moscow-based app’s operations by 15 to 30%. According to Roskomnadzor, the country’s communications watchdog, the Kremlin has now asked Apple...

Russian Censors Move to Ban Telegram Messaging App

Russian censors moved on Friday to ban Telegram, the popular messaging app, for refusing to help security services decode encrypted messages. According to a new report from Reuters, Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor has asked judges to block messaging app Telegram after the company refused to hand over encryption keys to the security services. The Kremlin mandated backdoors to encrypted...

Telegram Messenger Hits 200,000,000 Monthly Active Users

Secure messaging app Telegram, which was launched back in August 2013, has officially hit the 200,000,000 monthly active users mark, less than 2 years after hitting the 100 million users milestone. "We have never promoted Telegram with ads, so all these 200 million people are on Telegram because you invited them to join”, announced Telegram in...

Telegram Rolls Out New Web Login Widget for Website Owners

Secure messaging app Telegram, which was briefly pulled from the App Store by Apple last week, has today taken another step towards making its platform more useful by rolling out a new web login widget, that allows business owners to connect with Telegram users right from their website using a Telegram bot, TechCrunch is reporting. "While its userbase...

Telegram Messenger Gets Improved Replies, Stickers and More

Popular cross-platform messaging app Telegram has just been updated to version 4.3, bringing a bunch of new and improved features, including new mentions and replies, ability to create and upload stickers as well as a redesigned ‘Invite Friends’ section. Starting now, whenever somebody replies to you or mentions you in a group, you’ll notice this straight away by...

Telegram 4.2 for iOS Brings Disappearing Media, Faster Speed and More

Telegram messenger for iOS has just been updated to version 4.2, bringing a handful of new features and performance enhancements, including the ability to set a self-destruct timer for any photos and videos you share. You also get completely redesigned photo editing tools, which let you make your photos look amazing with even fewer taps. If you set...