The future of Telegram messenger - Telegram X

The future of Telegram messenger - Telegram X
Telegram was launched back in August of 2013, and since then has made its way onto every OS imaginable, including Linux and macOS

Telegram has announced its newest project - Telegram X, is making its way on Android. It's an entirely new app, written from scratch and it's main goal is to breathe new life into the messenger and reach new heights of speed, quality and ease of use. Telegram X was officially presented on Telegram's website:


Telegram X is coming with some new features while also overhauling some of the already existing ones. Swiping commands have been introduced for a quicker interaction with the app, examples being swiping between chats/calls on the main screen and swiping right on any message to bring the forwarding menu. Reworked music player and profile pages are also part of the package. A new mode has been introduced, giving you the option to remove chat bubbles and use the freed up space for better placement of the text and media in the messages instead.

The updated profile page in Telegram X
A picture featuring no bubbles

The current version of Telegram is one of the most fully-fledged messengers, offering distinctive features such as self-destructing messages, the ability to edit already sent messages and lock chats with a password. Telegram has over 180 million users monthly, as of December 2017, making it one of the most popular messengers on the market.

Telegram X is already available for iOS, but has been pulled off the App Store due to a content-related issue and Android version will hit the Play Store next week, the company says. 

source: Telegram

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11 Comments

1. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

I really don't know why people still use WhatsApp! Telegram is better in any way you compare these two apps! And it really IS secure

2. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5465; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Pretty easy answer, userbase. As long as everyone stays on WhatsApp, there is hardly any point in using Telegram when none of your friends are. I tried it a couple of times with some of my friends as well. But no one is switching permanently.

4. boucha26

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

i too bro.... i suggest may of my friendz but they just install it....they cant come out from whatsapp. telegram is the best app than whatapp. but wat to do.... (sorry for my bad english)

3. Mihail.Nikolov

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 25, 2018

Making all of your friends switch over to another app is not an easy task, I've tried it myself.

5. franzfifty

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 01, 2018

Agreed, it's quite a difficult task. I managed to make several people change years ago but they eventually went back to whatsapp just because of the known reasons. From what i know, most people do not really care about security, features etc. they just want to send messages, pictures etc. so it's not even a telegram "issue", but a general one. Try to persuade somebody to use wire, threema, signal, allo..whatever. it's all the same

6. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Same issue non of my frequent contacts want to switch from w.app to telegram

7. abhilashpro

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

Forget my friends, even my wife doesn't want to come out of WhatsApp. It's just too easy to stick to WhatsApp, and nobody cares about privacy and stuff. I'm the odd one out.

8. NocturnalEvil

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

No thanks I'm gonna use Plus Messenger, it's the most customisable Telegram client.

9. franzfifty

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 01, 2018

yes, but it's still Telegram. It's a different client, but you'll still need the users to swap to telegram. unless that was not your intention with this comment :-)

10. Nkukza

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Before Allo, I was actually thinking Google should have purchase Telegram or Hike and incorporate it to Google apps which would have helped to increase the user base with Google behind it and having an existing user base. But then again a brilliant app and a direct competitor of both Twitter and Facebook also run and owned by Google in the form of Google+ is not doing as well as good as it is or should be. So it would have not worked because Google on its own is a confused lot. But yes Telegram is far better then whatsapp, in fact there is a whole host of apps that are far better then whatsapp which just don't have the same user base as whatsapp, You could include Viber, Hike, BBM etc. Whatsapp is striving with a big user base and popularity even more after the acquisition made by Facebook. What irritates me is whatsapp has an advantage so much that they completely stopped developing new features and still lack stickers.

11. Nkukza

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

People just don't care about the lack of feature developments on Whatsapp until they taste Telegram, Viber, FB Messenger, Hike, BBM, Allo, KIK, Line, Kakao, Wechat etc.

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