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Tag: Telegram

Telegram Crosses 1 Billion Downloads On Google's Play Store
Telegram Crosses 1 Billion Downloads On Google's Play Store

As a result of the recent issues with WhatsApp and the outage of Facebook, Durov said more than 70 million new users have joined Telegram.

Telegram Gains 70 Million New Users
Telegram Gains 70 Million New Users In One Day After FB Outage

Telegram experienced a record increase in user registration and activity amid the massive Facebook outage

Telegram Updates: New Emojis, Read Receipts In Groups
Telegram Updates: New Emojis, Read Receipts In Groups

Telegram a pure instant messaging app has now introduced new features which looks attractive and made the application more interactive.

Phishing Attack
Phishing Attacks Via WhatsApp, Telegram Soar In India

India is among the top three countries facing phishing attacks primarily via instant mobile messaging apps like Facebook-owned WhatsApp and highly-encrypted Telegram, a new report revealed on Wednesday.

WhatsApp New Privacy Policy Row In India; Telegram Vouches For User Privacy

Telegram on Thursday reiterated that unlike many other messaging apps, it is not dependent on a third-party platform to store its user data that leads to an additional layer of security, thus eliminating the possibilities of a back-door access.

Telegram Raises $150mn From Abu Dhabi Investors
Telegram Raises $150mn From Abu Dhabi Investors

Abu Dhabi: Encrypted messaging app Telegram on Tuesday said it has raised $150 million from two key Abu Dhabi-based investors and will open a office here. Mubadala Investment Company has invested $75 million in five-year pre-IPO convertible bonds of Telegram, with Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners investing a further $75 million. The strategic partnership between the […]

Telegram Introduces Auto-Delete Messages Feature

New Delhi: Telegram, which is fast gaining users in India in the wake of a WhatsApp privacy row, on Wednesday said it has introduced an auto-delete messages feature for individual chats, groups and channels. Earlier, this feature was only available for Secret Chats. Now users of the instant messaging platform will be able to set […]

Telegram Or Signal? Welcome To The Illusion Called Data Security

New Delhi: As millions shun WhatsApp and download new chat platforms in search for a secure experience, mind you that security is nothing but an illusion and there is no guarantee that Telegram or Signal may not be hacked in the future, especially when nation-state actors with highly sophisticated tools and huge resources are on […]

WhatsApp Expands Status Messaging To Reassure Users About Privacy
WhatsApp Privacy Policy: 'Individual Chats Protected As Users Shun Platform'

New Delhi: Facing intense criticism over its upcoming policy on February 8 as users leave the platform for rivals Telegram and Signal, WhatsApp on Tuesday issued a clarification, saying that individual chats would not be affected by the changes. “We want to address some rumours and be 100 per cent clear we continue to protect […]

Telegram Rolls Out Voice Chats Feature

New Delhi: Telegram on Wednesday announced a major update that brings a new Voice Chats feature to the instant messenger. The new Voice Chats feature works a lot like voice channels on apps like Discord, and it offers users a persistent conference call that they can join or leave as wish. “Any Telegram group can […]

Telegram Launches Multiple Pinned Messages, Live Location 2.0, More Features
Telegram Launches Multiple Pinned Messages, Live Location 2.0, More Features

New Delhi: Messaging app Telegram on Saturday launched new capabilities like multiple pinned messages, live location 2.0, and easy music Playlist sharing option to enhance user chat experience. Multiple pinned messages feature will allow a member to tap and switch to different pinned messages. Now, there is no need to pin a single long message […]

Telegram Updates Features, Allows Users To Add Profile Videos, Send 2GB Files And More

New Delhi: WhatsApp’s closest rival Telegram has rolled out a substantial update, adding Profile Videos along with improved People Nearby features, unlimited file sharing with up to 2GB per file and more. With the new update, a user can change their profile picture into a profile video. The video will play when someone opens the […]

WhatsApp Group Video, Voice Calls Now Support 8 Participants

New Delhi: Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday doubled the number of participants in a video or voice call from four to eight people at a time on its platform. To access the new limit on WhatsApp calls, all participants in a call need to update to the latest version of WhatsApp available on iPhone or Android. […]

Telegram to bring secure group video calls this year

New Delhi: Instant messaging app Telegram has announced that it is developing a group video calling service that is due to be launched later this year. “Video calls in 2020 are much like messaging in 2013. There are apps that are either secure or usable, but not both. We’d like to fix that,” Telegram said […]

Telegram Introduces New Feature To Enhance Chat Experience

New Delhi: Telegram, a cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app, on Friday announced the addition of a new feature called ‘Polls 2.0’ for conducting various types of polls within the chat groups and channels. With this, the users can now explore three new kinds of Telegram Polls – Visible Votes, Multiple Answers and Quiz Mode. […]

Telegram Launches Multiple Pinned Messages, Live Location 2.0, More Features
Telegram Users Can Now Send Silent Messages, Animated Emojis

San Francisco: Private instant messaging and voice over IP service Telegram has rolled out updates that bring the ability to send silent messages and animated emojis for the users. The ability to send messages silently essentially means if the users want to message to someone but don’t want their device to make a sound, they […]

Soon, Google Assistant can read WhatsApp texts

San Francisco: Google’s virtual assistant is reportedly getting the ability to read messages from non-Google apps like WhatsApp, Slack and Telegram. Google Assistant has long had the option to read outs SMS messages aloud, but that has not done much good if for conversations lived in third-party apps. If the feature is rolled-out widely, it […]

Telegram Launches Multiple Pinned Messages, Live Location 2.0, More Features
Telegram update brings new design, Archive option

San Francisco: Private instant messaging and voice over IP service Telegram has updated its app with a new design for Android and added an Archive Chats option. “Swipe left on a chat to transfer it to your archived chats folder. When an archived chat gets a notification, it will pop out of the folder and […]

Odisha initiates process of obtaining inputs for budget

Bhubaneswar: In an effort to make budgetary process more open and participative using Information and Communicative Technology (ICT), the Odisha government’s Finance Department today initiated the process of obtaining inputs for preparation of the 2016-17 budget. A separate web portal budget.odisha.gov.in through e-mail and SMS is prepared for the purpose, an official statement issued by […]

End of a legacy: Money Order goes the telegram way

A 135-year-old legacy comes to an end! Like in the case of the telegram, India Post has quietly discontinued the traditional money order service, which was an integral part of the department since 1880, facilitating pan-India door-delivery of funds to a payee from over 155,000 post offices