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Telegram secure instant messaging app review: encrypted speed

0. phoneArena 05 Feb 2014, 09:57 posted on

Look, Mom, no NSA! Ever since the NSA snooping on our every line of communication became known, a new breed of apps has emerged, focused on security and encryption. The Telegram instant messaging application is one cross-platform newcomer to this space, offering snoop-free communication with self-destructing messages, but also focusing on the speed of delivery...

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posted on 05 Feb 2014, 10:29 1

1. lyndon420 (Posts: 1704; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Always free with no ads? How is this thing funded and by whom exactly???? Sounds a little weird to me if this doesn't generate even the smallest amount of revenue.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 11:44

4. starandmountain (Posts: 50; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


It's built by 2 russian entrepreneurs who also developed vkontakte. Maybe they use the money they made with that social site, just guessing:P. Hopefully there are still some good guys in the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telegram_(application)

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 12:08 1

5. Aploine (Posts: 126; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


Mabe they use funds from FSB (russian nsa)... and if not, for how long they think that will take them to give away those $200K?

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 10:45 1

2. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3485; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


This app was supposed to be coming to WP in January.. I wonder what the holdup is..

http://www.wpcentral.com/telegram-coming-windows-phone-january-promises-be-faster-and-way-more-secure-whatsapp

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 11:07 2

3. hunted (Posts: 312; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


I use this app already and its really great.

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 12:50 1

6. datsyuk (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Looks a lot like Whatsapp lol

posted on 05 Feb 2014, 23:48

7. Adithya7184 (Posts: 306; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


yes. exactly as same as Whatsapp....well i smelling a lawsuit here....

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 10:00

8. Spill (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Feb 2014)


I agree it looks like Whatsapp, but a lot cleaner and better for group chats imo. I've been using it for 6 months or so and its far from perfect, but works very well for the purpose of group chats (we had some people without unlimited texts so needed a simple yet secure messenging service that everyone could use). Whatsapp is still better if looking for something more than basic chatting.

posted on 18 Mar 2014, 05:51

9. mahipalnehra (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Oct 2013)


I will suggest for OneTongue Instantly communicate with people who speak different languages!

itunes.apple.com/us/app/onetongue/id796286897

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 07:39

10. elocman (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Telegram looks and it's just a secure chat app. However I use another messenger called Sicher - quite simple, totally secure and absolutely free, found at sicherapp.com.

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