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  • Telegram founder says over 70 million new users joined during Facebook outage Oct 06, 2021 07:36 AM IST

    Telegram founder says over 70 million new users joined during Facebook outage

    Facebook blamed its outage, which kept its 3.5 billion users from accessing services such as WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger, on a faulty configuration change.

  • The Tech Weekender: Top news from the world of technology this week Sep 05, 2021 03:32 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender: Top news from the world of technology this week

    Apple's anti-trust battle, Qualcomm announces aptX Lossless Bluetooth codec, Telegram reaches 1 billion downloads and more

  • Telegram has now been downloaded over a billion times worldwide Aug 31, 2021 01:04 PM IST

    Telegram has now been downloaded over a billion times worldwide

    The communication and instant messaging app has now been downloaded more than 1 billion times globally

  • Telegram allows 1,000 people in group call with 30 active participants Aug 02, 2021 01:07 PM IST

    Telegram allows 1,000 people in group call with 30 active participants

    Telegram can now host video calls with up to 1,000 viewers.

  • Pegasus Row: Telegram founder blames Google, Apple Jul 26, 2021 12:33 PM IST

    Pegasus Row: Telegram founder blames Google, Apple

    Telegram founder Pavel Durov said that the Google-Apple duopoly is a challenge for privacy.

  • Telegram new features: Everything you need to know Jun 30, 2021 12:40 PM IST

    Telegram new features: Everything you need to know

    Here is a roundup of all the new features Telegram has introduced

  • Abu Dhabi funds invest $150 million in messaging app Telegram Mar 23, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    Abu Dhabi funds invest $150 million in messaging app Telegram

    Mubadala invested $75 million in 5-year pre-IPO convertible bonds, while Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners invested a further $75 million.

  • Signal makes it easier to transfer old chats to new phone - here is how Mar 16, 2021 01:16 PM IST

    Signal makes it easier to transfer old chats to new phone - here is how

    Because of the way works, copying old chats over to a new phone is a little harder with Signal

  • Telegram Update: Auto-delete, Home Widget, flexible invite links and many more new features now available Feb 26, 2021 07:23 PM IST

    Telegram Update: Auto-delete, Home Widget, flexible invite links and many more new features now available

    In its new updates, Telegram allows only Admins to send messages whereas all the participants can join the live voice chat for discussions via audio. The app also allows member addition in a group to go up to two lakh. An option for a broadcast group is also available where large communities can talk.

  • Telegram becomes most downloaded non-gaming app globally Feb 06, 2021 08:22 PM IST

    Telegram becomes most downloaded non-gaming app globally

    The sudden surge in telegram users could be attributed to the recent controversy around WhatsApp’s privacy policy.

  • Signal to ramp up hiring after WhatsApp controversy drives download surge Jan 13, 2021 10:17 PM IST

    Signal to ramp up hiring after WhatsApp controversy drives download surge

    Along with another encrypted app, Telegram, Signal has been the main beneficiary of online outrage around the changes announced last week, which require WhatsApp users to share their data with both Facebook and Instagram.

  • Telegram will never monetise users’ private data for profiling for targeted advertisement: Pavel Durov Jan 11, 2021 06:04 PM IST

    Telegram will never monetise users’ private data for profiling for targeted advertisement: Pavel Durov

    Those users who use Telegram for peer-to-peer private communication and don't use Telegram’s one-to-many channels are not going to see any ads, Durov added.

  • Brokerages, advisory firms prefer Telegram to WhatsApp, here's why Jan 11, 2021 10:30 AM IST

    Brokerages, advisory firms prefer Telegram to WhatsApp, here's why

    Much before WhatsApp changed its terms of service, several brokerages and advisory firms had made the switch to Telegram for its 'wider reach and better admin control'.

  • The Tech Weekender: Twitter bans Donald Trump, WhatsApp’s new privacy policy, Signal's surge and more Jan 10, 2021 03:17 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender: Twitter bans Donald Trump, WhatsApp’s new privacy policy, Signal's surge and more

    ICYMI: Here are the biggest developments from the world of technology from the week ending January 9.

  • Strong Signal: Anand Mahindra bats for app amid WhatsApp privacy concerns Jan 10, 2021 01:12 PM IST

    Strong Signal: Anand Mahindra bats for app amid WhatsApp privacy concerns

    Signal app's popularity shot up after it was endorsed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Twitter's Jack Dorsey.

  • Telegram founder Pavel Durov asks Facebook to 'respect users' Jan 10, 2021 09:16 AM IST

    Telegram founder Pavel Durov asks Facebook to 'respect users'

    Messaging platforms Telegram and Signal have seen a surge in popularity after WhatsApp's new privacy policy sparked concerns related to data-sharing with Facebook.

  • WhatsApp Messenger new terms: Here're top five privacy-focused messaging app alternatives Jan 09, 2021 05:20 PM IST

    WhatsApp Messenger new terms: Here're top five privacy-focused messaging app alternatives

    These apps don't force users to hand over personal information.

  • Signal, Telegram see demand spike as new WhatsApp terms stir debate Jan 08, 2021 08:02 PM IST

    Signal, Telegram see demand spike as new WhatsApp terms stir debate

    Some privacy activists questioned the "accept our data grab or get out" move on Twitter, and suggested users to switch to apps like Signal and Telegram.

  • Telegram messaging app to launch pay-for services in 2021 Dec 23, 2020 06:43 PM IST

    Telegram messaging app to launch pay-for services in 2021

    "Telegram will begin to generate revenue, starting next year," Pavel Durov said in a statement.

  • Deepfake bots create fake nudes of women, aid public shaming and extortion Nov 07, 2020 08:33 AM IST

    Deepfake bots create fake nudes of women, aid public shaming and extortion

    Telegram users have been asking bots to create fake nudes and sharing the manipulated pictures, an investigation by a cybersecurity firm has found. Their victims could include children.

  • Best Telegram features to improve your messaging experience Oct 31, 2020 09:47 AM IST

    Best Telegram features to improve your messaging experience

    Here are some of its key and unique Telegram features, and how users are benefiting from the same.

  • Telegram marks seventh anniversary with the rollout of end-to-end encrypted video calls Aug 16, 2020 04:36 PM IST

    Telegram marks seventh anniversary with the rollout of end-to-end encrypted video calls

    For now, the video call feature only supports one-on-one calling, but the company has promised that it will introduce group video calls in the coming months.

  • Telegram to pay $18.5 million fine, return $1.2 billion investor money to settle with SEC Jun 27, 2020 04:24 PM IST

    Telegram to pay $18.5 million fine, return $1.2 billion investor money to settle with SEC

    The regulator in October halted a $1.7 billion digital token offering by the firm, which is best known for its messaging app, saying Telegram had raised capital to finance its business by selling 2.9 billion "Grams" to global investors.

  • Telegram hits 400 million monthly active users worldwide Apr 27, 2020 05:58 PM IST

    Telegram hits 400 million monthly active users worldwide

    Telegram also plans to bring high levels of utility and security to the upcoming calling feature

  • The Tech Weekender: Second Poco phone launched, Chinese smartphone makers take on Google Play Store, Moto Razr flops Feb 08, 2020 04:54 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender: Second Poco phone launched, Chinese smartphone makers take on Google Play Store, Moto Razr flops

    Here are the biggest developments from the world of tech from the week ending February 8

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