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Telegram to let you delete messages sent by other users in personal and group chats
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Telegram to let you delete messages sent by other users in personal and group chats

With the update, Telegram has also dropped the 48-hours time limit for deleting messages.

Facebook's global outage results in Telegram gaining 3 million new users
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Facebook's global outage results in Telegram gaining 3 million new users

Telegram is a free encrypted messaging service similar to WhatsApp that runs on user donations.

Telegram's desktop app leaked users' IP addresses during calls, issue now fixed
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Telegram's desktop app leaked users' IP addresses during calls, issue now fixed

Telegram desktop clients for Windows, Mac, and Linux exposed IP addresses during voice calls.

If you're looking for alternatives to WhatsApp, here are three recommendations
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If you're looking for alternatives to WhatsApp, here are three recommendations

In the wake of lynchings resulting from WhatsApp forwards, looking for alternatives is a good idea.

Apple has finally approved an updated version of the Telegram app, after it allegedly rejected app updates
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Apple has finally approved an updated version of the Telegram app, after it allegedly rejected app updates

A day after Telegram complained that it had been prevented from getting software improvements in iPhones, Apple has finally approved an updated version

Paper plane protests garner more support in Russia in an act to make establishment lift ban on Telegram
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Paper plane protests garner more support in Russia in an act to make establishment lift ban on Telegram

Telegram’s founder, Russian entrepreneur Pavel Durov, called for “digital resistance”

'Privacy is not for sale,' promises Telegram founder Pavel Durov adding the app will use built in systems to bypass Russian ban
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'Privacy is not for sale,' promises Telegram founder Pavel Durov adding the app will use built in systems to bypass Russian ban

Speaking to his followers on the Telegram group 'Durov's Channel', he stated that at Telegram they have the luxury to not care about revenue streams.

Russia rules that Telegram has to provide encryption keys to access private user data
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Russia rules that Telegram has to provide encryption keys to access private user data

Telegram had appealed against an earlier ruling that it must share this information, but this appeal was rejected on 20 March.

Telegram and Telegram X were pulled from the App Store because they were serving child pronography to users
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Telegram and Telegram X were pulled from the App Store because they were serving child pronography to users

Apple has a strict policy against so-called "inappropriate content" and apps found in violation of these policies are taken down.

Iran blocks access to Telegram and Instagram amidst protests in the country
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Iran blocks access to Telegram and Instagram amidst protests in the country

According to the BBC, restrictions to access Telegram and Instagram apps were imposed to 'maintain tranquillity'.

Russia fines Telegram messaging app for not giving law enforcement agencies backdoor access
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Russia fines Telegram messaging app for not giving law enforcement agencies backdoor access

A Russian court on Monday fined the popular Telegram messenger app for failing to provide the country's security services with encryption keys to read users' messaging data.

Iranian prosecutors file criminal charges against  Telegram CEO, claims report
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Iranian prosecutors file criminal charges against Telegram CEO, claims report

They allege that Telegram is used to spread uncensored news and political opinions, is rife with extremist propaganda and child pornography.

Iran says Telegram has installed servers in the country,  CEO Pavel Durov denies claims
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Iran says Telegram has installed servers in the country, CEO Pavel Durov denies claims

Iran's communications and information technology minister was quoted as saying the widely used Telegram messenger service has transferred some of its servers into the country.

Iran claims Telegram has moved some servers in the country
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Iran claims Telegram has moved some servers in the country

Iran told foreign based social networks, like Telegram, that they must move their servers into the country if they want to continue operations in Iran.

Russia increases pressure on Telegram, claims the app was used to plot a suicide bombing
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Russia increases pressure on Telegram, claims the app was used to plot a suicide bombing

Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor said it would block Telegram soon unless it handed over information needed.

St Petersburg metro bombing: Russian intelligence says Telegram app used to plot attack
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St Petersburg metro bombing: Russian intelligence says Telegram app used to plot attack

Russia's FSB security agency said the Telegram messaging service was used by those behind the St Petersburg metro bombing.

Telegram app free-speech advocate no stranger to Apple-FBI woes
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Telegram app free-speech advocate no stranger to Apple-FBI woes

Pavel Durov, founder of secure messaging app Telegram and VKontakte, lives in the vortex that now pits technology giant Apple against the FBI.

WhatsApp may soon run on your desktop: report
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WhatsApp may soon run on your desktop: report

According to a few, the popular insta-messaging service WhatsApp may soon bring their service to the web.