Telegram Reviews

about Telegram · ·

It is an useful app.

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Comment by ps_ttf
about Telegram · Jul 2017 ·

Telegram is lightweight, works on all platforms including desktops, has an open architecture, bots, stickers, gifs and other features which make it superior comparing to other messenger like WatsApp. Moreover such features as tags make Telegram usable as communication and project management tool such as Slack.

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NOT OPEN SOURCE

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Telegram is not Open source please change this!

They havent realeased the Server code, they are on the same level of "open sourceness" as Twitter

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Comment by Elenkhos
about Telegram · Jun 2017 ·

Fast, free and secure. Tons of features but still light-weight and reliable.

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Comment by MargaritaSantoDomingo
about Telegram · Jun 2017 ·

Absolutely love it! It's muchs more lighter than Whatsapp on my old low-memory phone.

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Comment by BrightOne
about Telegram · Jun 2017 ·

Clean, simple, fast and secure. 100% of what is said in the description.

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Comment by wodenshunt
about Telegram · Apr 2017 ·

Great desktop client for Linux computers. The bots are fun.

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Great Open Source App

about Telegram · ·

All their clients are open source (https://telegram.org/apps#source-code ), their protocol is open to check (https://core.telegram.org/mtproto ) and they have security contests for specialists. 10 of 10.

Cannot understand why people still use Google, Whatsapp, Facebook and other stuff...

They are not open source

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Better than other app

about Telegram · · -2 Helpful

This is the first app I know it's simply to use and secure, they are the only who never sold any information to the governement, so I like this app

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Secure?! ... yeah,yeah of course it is just like Signal

about Telegram · ·
  • You must register with your phone number! -that's the real anonymity (!) , every phone number has an identifiable owner (in the EU must register your SIM)
  • Your messages stored in the cloud! -would not be bad if the first point were not there, a nice log how many times you contacted your partner.
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fake comments

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This app is spamming alternative.to with fake comments, for example on Skype App page.

Can you provide some links of these spam comments, please?

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Don't bother with Telegram if you're serious about security

about Telegram · ·

"To sum it up: avoid at all costs. There are no new ideas, and they add their flawed homegrown mix of RSA, AES-IGE, plain SHA1 integrity verification, MAC-Then-Encrypt, and a custom KDF."

"Telegram’s crypto is bad, and it needs to be scrapped. I know it’s tough to throw away all of that work, but if they want to build a trustworthy product, it’s what they need to do. Their protocol is already too complex to analyze (let alone prove secure), and adding band-aid fixes is only going to make it worse."
"They should switch to an existing well-studied protocol like the one used by TextSecure."
"They need to bring in a real cryptographer to audit their design (and design process), and they need to make sure the programmers they’ve hired are qualified to write crypto code (most programmers are not)."

Just get yourself Threema:

The problem with this kind of application is that it's not entirely up to us as individual users to choose which one to use – we'll have to accept which ones reach critical mass among our social networks. Telegram has much wider adoption than Threema right now, for whatever reason. In fact it seems to be pretty much the only one who so far can come close to rivalling WhatsApp.

I already feel I have too many messenger apps installed (shame on you, Microsoft/Skype, for shutting down yor API and thus locking out all multi-protocol messengers) and now people try to get me to install Telegram. I don't feel like investing the time and effort to try and get people to switch to yet another one =/

Do you know if anything has changed about Telegram's encryption since those articles were posted? It's been almost two years.

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