Telegram - cross platform, secure chat

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Telegram - cross platform, secure chat

#1 Post by guinness » Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:49 pm

Description: Telegram is like SMS, but more powerful. You can send messages, photos, videos and documents to people who are in your phone contacts (and have Telegram). You can also create groups for up to 200 people.

It's open source, secure and comes with an API that I have been told is fairly simple to utilise.

Link: https://telegram.org/
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#2 Post by Midas » Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:14 pm

Being OSS, Telegram can even be sideloaded in an alternative build without the non-free components -- for info, have a look at https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.telegram.messenger/... :idea:

So, bye, bye, Whatsapp and Viber... :mrgreen:

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#3 Post by I am Baas » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:40 pm

Thanks for posting this, Guinness.
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Re: Telegram

#4 Post by guinness » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:53 am

I am Baas wrote:Thanks for posting this, Guinness.
No problems. There are still a few issues with connection loss being intermittent, but I can't complain as it's free.
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#5 Post by Nh » Wed May 20, 2015 12:20 am

Telegram - for messaging (like Skype).

Homesite: https://telegram.org
Download portable version: https://tdesktop.com/win/portable
(there are versions for Android, iPhone/iPad, WinPhone, PC/Mac/Linux, also web-version).

@Softpedia: http://softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTW ... ktop.shtml
Interesting post: http://new.office-watch.com/2015/safely ... aging-apps

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#6 Post by I am Baas » Wed May 20, 2015 3:27 am

Bəəs 2.0

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Re: Telegram

#7 Post by Nh » Wed May 20, 2015 4:06 am

Mea culpa.

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#8 Post by webfork » Fri May 22, 2015 5:34 pm

Nh wrote:Mea culpa.
It's cool. When guiness posted initially, it went into the Resources subforum probably because it was just inside a web-only tool back then.

Some very interesting stuff packed into this.
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#9 Post by webfork » Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:07 pm

Old thread update:

No massive new features here, but I was pleased to see an active, open project with fairly regular updates:

http://www.softpedia.com/progChangelog/ ... 48423.html
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#10 Post by guinness » Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:50 am

Still seems portable!
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#11 Post by webfork » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:51 am

Few additional notes from research over this last week:
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Re: Telegram

#12 Post by freakazoid » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:46 pm

webfork wrote:It's restricted (even on the web interface) to people who have a phone number they want to share. I found the inability to use any other form of authorization somewhat limiting.
That's one of the reasons why I have shied away from using Telegram. Even though they support a username system, they still require a phone number.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Telegram

#13 Post by Midas » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:40 am

I agree that it would be preferable not to require a phone number; but with smartphones being the next frontier of computing the scramble is on for market share and Telegram is on that race, too, although it's not by far the biggest contender (see article below). Yet, at least it is still open source... :|

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Re: Telegram

#14 Post by freakazoid » Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:38 pm

I would recommend checking out EFF's Secure Messenging rundown:
https://www.eff.org/secure-messaging-scorecard
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Telegram

#15 Post by Midas » Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:25 am

freakazoid wrote:I would recommend checking out EFF's Secure Messenging rundown:
https://www.eff.org/secure-messaging-scorecard
Thanks for the pointer, freakzoid, it was not on my radar... 8)

Judging only from it, one is glad to find Telegram among the best -- amidst ChatSecure/Orbot, CryptoCat, Pidgin, Signal/RedPhone, Silent Phone/Text, and TextSecure.

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