Anders, 24 Dec 2020I thought they are encrypted by default..? I haven't noticed an option to add encryptionRegular chats are encrypted by default (as in can't be decrypted in transit by the middlemen for eg. ISPs) but they aren't end-to-end encrypted i.e Telegram servers can still decrypt your messages. Secret chats on the other hand are end-to-end encrypted and can only be decrypted by the recipient.
Good move as long as they don't disturb private vhats and private groups.
AnonD-920712, 24 Dec 2020im okay with ads. Because i always face a lot of fkn ads in every favorite websites,.... alre... moreYou won't see ads, just in public chanels. The Problem is more Enterprise oriented.
AnonD-967176, 24 Dec 2020give me 1 company that have more than millions user that still free. You know it's need c... moreThey could be smarter and ask for 1 dollar a month or 50 cent from their usesr, just simbolic, but would help them enourmus und ands would be no issue. That would be the only road, but well, a lot of users would cry about that too...
Izzie, 24 Dec 2020Sounds to me like Telegram want to shrink their small market share even further.How is 500 million users a small market share? The owner has paid for the service out of his own pocket for 8 years, funny how quickly people like you think they owe you.
give me 1 company that have more than millions user that still free. You know it's need cost to remain good service, than how the hell you keep the good service without cost? it's still good even with ads that not really annoying and fees for business user.
if you disapointed with this decision, just move to another chat app, simple
im okay with ads.
Because i always face a lot of fkn ads in every favorite websites,.... already get used to it.
Anonymous, 24 Dec 2020They won't, Durov himself said this in his own telegram channel, they are gonna add some ... moreSure he said and do you know what else he said?
Quote from Telegrams own description on the Play Store
"100% FREE & NO ADS: Telegram is free and will always be free. We are not going to sell ads or introduce subscription fees."
So they lied.
So do you still want to believe somebody that just broke their promise?
I don't have a problem with the need to monetize. That's logical, I only point out the obvious.
Izzie, 24 Dec 2020Sounds to me like Telegram want to shrink their small market share even further.Yep 500million is very small!
Sounds to me like Telegram want to shrink their small market share even further.
Anonymous, 24 Dec 2020A friend of mine did that.
His whole family started to call or send him SMS instead.That's fine as you don't need to install whatever they're using.
I don't want anything to do with Facebook.
AnonD-972548, 24 Dec 2020I said the same thing. The only ones who open a Telegram account to get in touch with me, were... moreDon't worry! If it's important enough they will install Telegram.
You need to force them off FB's apps.
They can always call/text if they like.
Telegram is opensource, you don't like something? change it yourself :)
Anders, 24 Dec 2020Quote from Telegrams own blurb on the Play Store
"100% FREE & NO ADS: Telegram is fr... moreThe paid stuff will probably be only for businesses which will be offered special features.
The app will be free for general consumers but with advertisements which will ruin the experience for a lot of people.
I'd be using a modded version with all the analytics and advertising disabled.
On the play store they said the app would never have ads :)))
34SciencePigeon, 23 Dec 2020It is strange that Telegram is Russian and Iran is the friend of Russia, "the messenger i... moreTelegram is not russian as it's baned there too. It's baned bcuz Durov disagreed on letting Russian & Iranian government having access to telegram's servers. However telegram has 50m user in iran by now and we are using it with proxy and vpn.
abigfanoftechs, 23 Dec 2020I just tell my friends & families that I am ONLY available on Telegram.
Also, in my email... moreI said the same thing. The only ones who open a Telegram account to get in touch with me, were 2 friends and my dad. Lol.
I had to keep Whatsapp account too, because nobody from my work place is using Telegram.