Telegram Reviews

Finally a secure alternative

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Great app, although a little confusing to start using at first. Was looking for a replacement to another messaging app that wasn't private enough (don't trust anything owned by Facebook anymore) and this one seemed quite popular and safe. End-to-end encryption, self-destruct timers and most importantly, their secret chats that cannot be accessed on the cloud are great.

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Open Source kind of confusing

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While the client itself is open source, there are a lot of parts of telegram that aren't. It is not possible to look through the whole process of one client writing another. I think to make that problem more clear telegram should actually be put in the category Free and not open source.

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I'm questioning the "Open source" as well. Even the client isn't really "Open source" any more at least not the one they are using. The provide an open source code base on Github but you can tell by there releases and updates that they themselves are not using it in a very open manner.

Thanks for changing the label to Free, I think at least for now it fits way better than Open Source. Anyways we will see on their website they are claiming that eventually they want to make everything open source even though I doubt it.

they can't put their encription code open source, so exept this is opensource

Thanks for changing the tag to free, I think it has the correct labeling now.

ups, I didnt noticed it, Im new in this site and Im trying to understand it, so please be patient

From the Telegram FAQ:

Q: Why not open source everything?
All code will be released eventually. We started with the most useful parts — a well-documented API that allows developers to build new Telegram apps, and open source clients that can be verified by security specialists.

Well, nice that they want to do it at some point, but as for now, the security-critical parts are not open source. As long as that is the case, the tag should be free not open source.

I totally agree to Johannski. All code will be released eventually is wishy-washy.

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Excellent messenger for those who always want to be in touch .

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

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  • 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.

"Did you see or hear it on the main stream media?...Then forget it!" -- Me

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Telegram...

  • ... not truly open source - only portions of it are
  • ... created by the VK founders (Russia's Facebook)
  • ... uses an unusual and much less proven encryption method

There are many more secure and trustworthy messaging apps. These include:

That said, the Russian authorities just outlawed Telegram, presumably to thwart government leaks and the threat from journalists who want to communicate without having their work snooped on. So Telegram must be doing something right. Shows the importance of using encrypted apps if you value your privacy.

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No I want try any thing else.
telegram works great for me and millions of users world wide and still surprising us in every release.

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Certainly good app. I have no question in my mind that about privacy terms of the app. I believe that does not make any sense when you judge an app with the founder's country. Security of the encryption is already proven several times with several contests. Besides recent Russian block to Telegram is already good proof of this. Unfortunately we have seen how western devs respect privacy terms of their users with recent incidents, while Durov lost his 8 percent market for the sake of privacy.

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Better than Viber in terms of usability, available features, and extendability. In Telegram, there are no annoying advertisements and stupid message management. As for me, the best thing in Telegram is the ability to create your own bot (create, not use the existing one) that can do everything you want. This is the first application where I really wanted to do that (unlike Skype, WhatsApp, etc.)

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I recommend it, better privacy than Whatsapp or Viber which are not OPEN SOURCE. Telegram is an Open Source program, except servers if I understood well.
One negative point: you cannot use "secret chat" on desktop version while you can use with the Android Version, what a pitty.
Positive things:
1- You can use when your phone is offline or turned of completely, unlike Whatsapp.
2- The Quality of audio calls are very good.

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telegram is just the messenger that works for me.
flawlessly synced across all my devices, besides to the native features I find bots very competing. I do very recommended for professional messengering and customer service.

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The creator of the application is a liar, imitating a confrontation with regulators, he is only advertise its unreliable product.
The Snowden's comments about the poor security of the messenger are true.
BUT if you do not worry about the safety of your correspondence - Telegram is really a good and userfriendly product.

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I did really like it at first. Worked fine on Android and under Windows too.
But, then I needed to use privacy chats with some people. And it seems to work with all other clients but not the Desktop Windows client. (I know I can use the web browser but I want a standalone client.)

I'm now looking for a alternative and trying to convince my friends to drop Telegram too.

Fix this small feature which Windows users have been lacking for years!

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Its free without any advertisement. Also it is lightweight which increases battery timing. ??

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More reliable than text messaging, easy to receive notifications if you only have wifi and no cell reception, secure communications, and the new voice call feature is killer!

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Good thing is that Telegram has a web version.

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