Telegram Messenger

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  • Announcement
    #4 Product of the day
    Telegram Premium ranked 4th Product of the day for Jun 20, 2022 with 301 upvotes and 34 comments
    Jun 20, 2022
  • Launch
    Premium Telegram Premium
    By subscribing to Telegram Premium, users unlock doubled limits, 4 GB file uploads, faster downloads, exclusive stickers and reactions, improved chat management – and a whole lot more.
  • Announcement
    #2 Product of the day
    Telegram 8.0 ranked 2nd Product of the day for Sep 1, 2021 with 165 upvotes and 24 comments
    Sep 1, 2021
  • Launch
    Telegram 8.0 brings live streams with unlimited viewers, options to remove captions from media and hide sender names when forwarding, an easy way to jump to the next unread channel, an improved sticker panel, new animated emoji and more.
  • Announcement
    #3 Product of the day
    Telegram 6.0 ranked 3rd Product of the day for Mar 31, 2020 with 367 upvotes and 18 comments
    Mar 31, 2020
  • Launch
    Biggest update with Folders and More.
    Telegram 6.0
  • Launch
    Today's update gives you the tools to sort your messages with archived chats, a new design on Android and a handful of other nifty features to make the most of your messenger.
    Telegram 5.6
  • Announcement
    #2 Product of the day
    Telegram Passport ranked 2nd Product of the day for Jul 27, 2018 with 270 upvotes and 4 comments
    Jul 27, 2018

Questions about Telegram Messenger

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Yes, Telegram is free to use. The Telegram app also has no subscription fees, and no ads.

This seems to depend on who you ask.

According to Telegram, their app is more secure than similar messaging apps like Whatsapp.

They are based on the MTProto Mobile Protocol to make security compatible with high speed delivery, and the app team also works with the Telegram community to improve the security of their protocol and clients. However, one can find issue with Telegram's claims if one were to look a little closer. For one, the end-to-end encryption that is so widely advertised is not enabled by default, except for voice and video calls, and their “secret chats.“

Both Whatsapp and Signal offer end-to-end encryption by default without the need for a specialized chat or for choosing the option.

Another possible security risk for Telegram is that they allow for massive group chats, up to 200,00 people. The bigger the group of people in one chat, the greater the likelihood that people's data will become less secure or that information might be shared accidentally. According to, at the end of the day, “the decision comes down to what you're looking for in a messaging app, both in terms of security and the features each app offers.“

Telegram is a cross-platform, cloud-based, instant messaging app that focuses on speed and security.

It offers end-to-end encrypted video calling, file sharing, Voice over Internet Protocol, and several other features to its many users all over the world. Telegram has over 500 million monthly active users, with many having made the switch to Telegram from apps like Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger.

Telegram was #3 Product of the Day on Product Hunt on March 31, 2020.