Telegram adds 25 million new users in 72 hours, surpasses 500 million active users

Telegram CEO and Founder Pavel Durov in a blogpost announced that Telegram has added 25 million new users globally in the last 72 hours alone. It surpassed 500 million monthly active users in the first week of January. The new rise is due to the new update to WhatsApp’s privacy policy which the company clarified later after backlash from people. Several users moved to Telegram and Signal. Continue reading “Telegram adds 25 million new users in 72 hours, surpasses 500 million active users”

Telegram Channels to soon feature ads; new update brings voice chats and more

Telegram has announced two new updates to their platform — the first is a new app update that adds a feature called voice chat room, and the second is an upcoming change to the platform where Telegram will begin showing ads in public one-to-many group chats as a way to generate revenue and sustain their free messaging service.

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Telegram update v7.1.0 brings Search Filters, Anonymous Group admins and more

Telegram has released a new update to its app, bringing the version to 7.1.0. With it, Telegram is adding a few new features for its chats, which include filters for its Search function, anonymous group admins, Channel comments, new animations and of course, more animated emoji.

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Telegram gets support for video calls and new animated emoji

While Telegram is one of the best instant messaging apps in terms of features, one major feature that it was lacking was support for video calls. That is finally changing as Telegram has released a new update, version 7.0.0, that adds brings an alpha version of Video calls along with new animated emoji.

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Telegram v6.3.0 update brings up to 2GB file sharing, profile videos, mini chat list thumbnails and more

Telegram has released a new update for their app, bringing the version to 6.3.0. The update brings a bunch of new features like the ability to add profile videos, improved People Nearby, increased size limit to 2GB when sharing files, mini chat thumbnails, group stats and more.

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Telegram fined $18.5 million by US SEC for offering illegal “Grams” digital tokens

Telegram, a popular messaging app, has been found in violation of US federal securities laws by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and has been fined a civil penalty of $18.5 million. The complaint was focused on their blockchain based Telegram Open Network (TON) and their cryptocurrency called “Grams”.

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Telegram v6.2.0 update brings video editing tools, easier GIF discovery, improved video player and more

Telegram has a released a new update for their messaging client, bringing the version to 6.2.0. The update adds a few new features like support for editing videos and adding animated stickers in the media editor, new tabs in the GIF panel for easier discovery, etc. along with a few UI animations throughout the app.

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