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Telegram no longer blocked in Russia, app’s founder hopeful

Telegram no longer blocked in Russia, app’s founder hopeful

Telegram has had a difficult stand in Russia over the last years. Ever since the messenger was unwilling to hand over its encryption keys that would enable unrestricted surveillance of the chat app’s users, the country has been attempting to block its citizens from accessing the service — albeit widely unsuccessful. After this two-year-long cat-and-mouse...

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Telegram passes 500 million installs on the Google Play Store

Telegram passes 500 million installs on the Google Play Store

Many of the Play Store install milestones that go by are more a reflection of ‘how many phones was this app bundled with’ than ‘look at how many people downloaded this by choice.’ Telegram doesn’t ship pre-installed on any Android phones, but despite that, the app just passed 500 million downloads on the Google Play...

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Telegram updated to v6.1 as it hits 400 million monthly active users

Telegram updated to v6.1 as it hits 400 million monthly active users

Amidst the global coronavirus pandemic, Telegram has reached the milestone of 400 million monthly active users, up from 300 million a year ago. To celebrate the occasion, the company has introduced an update to Telegram version 6.1. It comes with a redesigned attachment menu, an improved quiz mode, and a proper sticker directory. Telegram also...

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Telegram v6 introduces chat folders and archiving to declutter your feed

Telegram v6 introduces chat folders and archiving to declutter your feed

If you use Telegram and are overwhelmed by the constant feed of messages coming out of your family chats, work chats, friend chats, one-on-one chats, and updates from the brands and influencers you follow, you’re probably in need of a way to sort them out. Good news, then: the app’s latest update brings folders to...