It was launched for iOS on 14 August 2013 and Android on 20 October 2013. The servers of Telegram are distributed worldwide with five data centers in different regions, while the operational center is based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Various client apps are available for desktop and mobile platforms including official apps for Android, iOS, Windows, macOS and Linux (although registration requires an iOS or Android device and a working phone number). There are also two official Telegram web twin apps, WebK and WebZ, and numerous unofficial clients that make use of Telegram’s protocol. All of Telegram’s official components are open source, with the exception of the server which is closed-sourced and proprietary.
Telegram provides optional end-to-end encrypted chats. Cloud chats and groups are encrypted between the app and the server, so that ISPs and other third-parties on the network can’t access data, but the Telegram server can. Users can send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share an unlimited number of images, documents (2 GB per file), user locations, animated stickers, contacts, and audio files. Users can also follow channels, which have been used by celebrities such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and politicians: President of France Emmanuel Macron, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of Moldova Maia Sandu,
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others.
Telegram was launched in 2013 by the brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov. Previously, the pair founded the Russian social network VK, which they left in 2014, saying it had been taken over by President Putin’s allies.Pavel Durov sold his remaining stake in VK and left Russia after resisting government pressure. Nikolai Durov created the MTProto protocol that is the basis for the messenger, while Pavel Durov provided financial support and infrastructure through his Digital Fortress fund.
Telegram Messenger states that its end goal is not to bring profit, but it is not structured as a non-profit organization.
Telegram is registered as a company in the British Virgin Islands and as an LLC in Dubai. It does not disclose where it rents offices or which legal entities it uses to rent them, citing the need to “shelter the team from unnecessary influence” and protect users from governmental data requests.After Pavel Durov left Russia in 2014, he was said to be moving from country to country with a small group of computer programmers consisting of 15 core members. While a former employee of VK claimed that Telegram had employees in Saint Petersburg, Pavel Durov said that the Telegram team made Berlin, Germany its headquarters in 2014, but failed to obtain German residence permits for everyone on the team and moved to other jurisdictions in early 2015. Since 2017, the company has been based in Dubai.
Telegram apps receive monthly updates. Users can report apps’ issues and recommend development ideas on the dedicated “Bugs and Suggestions” platform.
In October 2013, Telegram announced that it had 100,000 daily active users. On 24 March 2014, Telegram announced that it had reached 35 million monthly users and 15 million daily active users. In October 2014, South Korean governmental surveillance plans drove many of its citizens to switch to Telegram. In December 2014, Telegram announced that it had 50 million active users, generating 1 billion daily messages, and that it had 1 million new users signing up on its service every week, traffic doubled in five months with 2 billion daily messages. In September 2015, Telegram announced that the app had 60 million active users and delivered 12 billion daily messages.
In February 2016, Telegram announced that it had 100 million monthly active users, with 350,000 new users signing up every day, delivering 15 billion messages daily. In December 2017, Telegram reached 180 million monthly active users. In March 2018, Telegram reached 200 million monthly active users. On 14 March 2019, Pavel Durov claimed that “3 million new users signed up for Telegram within the last 24 hours.” Durov did not specify what prompted this flood of new sign-ups, but the period matched a prolonged technical outage experienced by Facebook and its family of apps, including Instagram.
According to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the number of monthly Telegram users as of October 2019 is 300 million people worldwide.
On 24 April 2020, Telegram announced that it had reached 400 million monthly active users. On 8 January 2021, Durov announced in a blog post that Telegram had reached “about 500 million” monthly active users.
In August 2021, TechCrunch reported that India was Telegram’s largest market with a 22% share of total installs coming from the region.
On 5 October 2021, Telegram gained over 70 million new users as a result of an outage which affected Facebook and its affiliates.
On 21 March 2022, Telegram usage share jumped to 63%, overtaking WhatsApp’s usage share of 32% to become Russia’s most popular messaging tool. On 19 June, Telegram announced that it had reached 700 million monthly active users.
For those of you who often miss news in a chat team without being known to already have hundreds or even thousands of notes, it might be difficult to read from the beginning or scroll up to the bottom. Especially if you are in a team of thousands on Telegram, in fact you will be flooded with chat.
It’s true that Telegram has the advantage of being able to accommodate multiple bodies in a team, but on the other hand there is a drawback that it can’t track conversations sent from multiple bodies on the team. Even though there is a hashtag feature or a search field, at least you will want more time to search for keywords or content from a chat that you want to search for.
Currently, many practical note applications and social tools are equipped with story features such as Instagram, Twitter, Line, and WhatsApp. Unfortunately, you can’t find this feature in the Telegram application, this is one of the shortcomings of this short message application.
With the absence of the Story feature on Telegram, this makes you unable to share or upload moments through images, films, audio, let alone paintings that contain words or quotes. This value is similar to the problem if Telegram cannot get status updates.
Unlike other practical note applications that can upload statuses, in the Telegram application you can’t do things like pouring your heart and thoughts into other people or contact notes. In this case Telegram is lacking in social or mixed fields which its consumers cannot have.
For some people, Telegram can be a bit boring. So for those of you who are looking for a practical note application that can sprinkle the contents in your heart and mind until Telegram doesn’t respond, you can use Line or WhatsApp. It can be said that Telegram appears as a medium for serious activities or business fields.
The inability to carry out encryption can be said to be a weakness for Telegram. This practical note application uses their own encryption called MTProto, consumers do not have access to the MTProto encryption system because it is not open source and only the Telegram team understands it.
Not only that, if there are chats hanging around Telegram including information or chats that are placed with the Secret Chat feature (chat history, paintings, and others can be deleted without a trace) so that information is being hidden on their servers. However, so far there has been no problem with the Telegram security system facing a leak.
Channel feature, aims to communicate with many members just like a group. Members or followers on this channel cannot respond to what you send, it is only a one-way communication.
Telegram is usually more used by Online Shops to promote their wares because they have a fairly large number of channels. You can also see various channels that match what you like in the search field. The bot feature where it is in charge of operating automatically starting from replying to chats, downloading music, games, etc.
Of course, the delivery is very different from other short messaging applications in general which can only send files with a maximum size of 100 MB. Unlike the case with the Telegram application, which can send messages with a size capacity according to the default file. You can send files in the form of, Serial Movies, Films, or your own videos with large sizes. That’s why Telegram is highly recommended by several communities for sharing very large files.
Telegram has a large cloud-based storage memory, of course you can save the internal memory capacity on your cellphone. The entire chat history or sending tool files will be automatically inputted in the cloud.
With cloud-based storage, Telegram is able to send messages at incredible speeds. Do you know? Telegram can send messages to other people who want to be addressed with the edge network even to the point of being very slow.
If you forget to bring your mobile phone, this application will open on your laptop
If you are using other applications, the phone must be active. Unlike in the case of Telegram, you can still open Telegram even if these conditions are due to the battery running out or running out.
Through hashtags, you will get relief from creating an outdated file or file or chat. As a result, you don’t have to bother looking for it manually. Not only that, Telegram can be an alternative for those of you who like neat things. These hashtags help you in making group chats more structured.
Telegram has provided a solution for those of you who have problems with image file sizes. You can get images with the original size or images that have been compressed.
The advantages that have been provided by the telegram application are rarely found in other applications. Because the resolution, photo quality, and photo size will automatically be compressed by only slightly reducing image detail. So that the image quality on our cellphones is still good and comfortable to look at.
Another advantage that you can find when exploring the Telegram application is that you can create a Group with more than 500 people. Well, generally a simple note application can only fit less than 500 bodies, but this is different on Telegram which can invite new bodies of up to 30,000 people.
Telegram was launched in 2013 by the brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov.
Pavel Durov is the founder and owner of messaging app Telegram, which has more than 600 million users worldwide.
Telegram, which is free to use, competes with messaging apps like Facebook’s WhatsApp.
Durov left Russia after he refused to cooperate with the Russian secret service and provide encrypted data of his first social network’s users.
Durov, who became a French citizen in 2021, moved himself and Telegram to Dubai in 2017.
Telegram is a freemium, cross-platform, cloud-based instant messaging service. The service also provides end-to-end encrypted video calling, VoIP, file sharing and several other features. It was launched for iOS on 14 August 2013 and Android on 20 October 2013.
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