Telegram Messenger is a cross-platform instant messaging system whose clients are open source and servers are proprietary software. Telegram users can exchange encrypted and self-destructing messages, photos, videos and documents (all filestypes are supported). Telegram is officially available for Android and iOS (including tablets and devices without Wi-Fi) and for Windows Phone as a beta. Unofficial clients for Windows Phone, as well as a web version, OS X version, Linux version and a Windows desktop client are also available from independent developers who make use of the Telegram API.
Telegram software allows the sending of voice notes, photos, videos, and files of all types. It also has groups for up to 200 members. Telegram uses a similar system of message read statuses to WhatsApp, with 1 check=sent, 2 checks=read (opened)
Official and unofficial software for Telegram is available for many different platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Telegram claims it is more secure than mass market messengers like WhatsApp and LINE. Conversations are encrypted with AES-256 using the MTProto protocol developed by Telegram.
The application features two types of chats. Ordinary chats use client-server encryption and can be accessed from multiple devices. Secret Chats use end-to-end encryption and can only be accessed from the two participating devices. Telegram claims that third parties, including the Telegram administrators, cannot get access to your messages. Messages and media in Secret Chats can also be set to self-destruct in a set period of time after being read. Once the time runs out, the messages disappear from both devices.
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This Article is Posted on 23 Dec 2014 in Technology Section and Android Apps