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 Post subject: Telegram - cross platform, secure chat
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:49 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Telegram
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:14 pm 
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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/repository/browse/?fdfilter=telegram&fdid=org.telegram.messenger... :idea:

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


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 Post subject: Re: Telegram
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:40 pm 
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Thanks for posting this, Guinness.

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 Post subject: Re: Telegram
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:53 am 
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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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 Post subject: Telegram
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 12:20 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Telegram
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 3:27 am 
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viewtopic.php?p=68862#p68862

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 Post subject: Re: Telegram
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 4:06 am 
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Mea culpa.


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 Post subject: Re: Telegram
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 5:34 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Telegram
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:07 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Telegram
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:50 am 
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Still seems portable!

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 Post subject: Re: Telegram
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:51 am 
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Few additional notes from research over this last week:


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 Post subject: Re: Telegram
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:46 pm 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: Telegram
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:40 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Telegram
PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:38 pm 
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I would recommend checking out EFF's Secure Messenging rundown:
https://www.eff.org/secure-messaging-scorecard

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 Post subject: Re: Telegram
PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:25 am 
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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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