Telegram is one of the fastest growing cross-platform, open-source messaging service. It currently has over 35 million users all over the world. While the company behind Telegram only provides official apps for Android and iOS, their willingness to provide APIs has allowed third-party developers to create apps for other operating systems and platforms like Chrome web app, Linux, Windows Phone, OS X, Windows,etc.
Besides the basic text messaging features, you can send pictures, files of any type (doc, zip, mp3, etc) to people who are in your phone contacts and have Telegram. You can also create groups for upto 200 people.
Unlike WhatsApp, Telegram is cloud-based and heavily encrypted. As a rersult, you can access your messages from several devices and share an unlimited number of photos, videos and other files of any types. Telegram is also faster and way more secure. On top of that, it is free (no ads, no subscription after one year of usage).
Telegram also has a new secret chat feature in which all messages use end-to-end encryption. This means only you and the recipient can read those messages - nobody can decipher or intercept them. You can also set your messages to self-destruct at a set amount of time after they have been read by the recipient. The messages will then disappear from both your and your friend's devices.
Telegram doesnot support calls and video calls at the moment.
Go try out this promising messaging application in your different devices and let me know what you think about Telegram.
Telegram for Android
Download from Google Play
Telegram for Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04
First copy and paste command below in the terminal.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:costales/unity-webapps-telegram
Then paste following command and press enter.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unity-webapps-telegram
Telegram for iOS
Download from App Store
Telegram for Mac OS X
Direct Download Link
Telegram for Windows
Direct Download Link
Telegram for Chrome
Download from Web Store
Telegram for Windows Phone
Download from windows Phone Store
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