38 – Telegram


Telegram is a cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app with a focus on security and speed.

Website: telegram.org
Cost: Free
Availability: Download

Rankings in the previous surveys: 

2021: 31 2020: 180 2019: – 2018: – 2017: – 2016: – 2015: – 2014: –
2013: – 2012: – 2011: – 2010: – 2009: – 2008: – 2007: –

Comments on Telegram in 2022

“It’s an amazing way to communicate with world.” Katerina, K12 teacher, Ukraine

“I use Telegram as my preferred messaging app and over this last year I have added a whole heap of my trusted Twitter networks to it and we send messages to each other here and there. It’s nice to get to know them and their families a little bit more personally.” Helen Blunden, Continual and Lifelong Learner, Australia

“Lightweight encrypted chat software that can also be used to subscribe to public channels.” France

Previous comments on Telegram

“Communication. Also Channels and social audio.” Eva Añó, Social Media Manager, Spain, 2021

Quick Guide to Telegram

Here you will find basic guidance and links on how to use Telegram for teaching, training, learning and development.

Telegram is an online messaging app that works just like the popular WhatsApp, but as Thales points out in What is Telegram and how different it is from other messaging apps?

“Telegram’s distinctive feature is security. It claims that all its activities including chats, groups and media shared between participants, is encrypted. This means that they won’t be visible without being deciphered first. The app also lets you set self-destruct timers on messages and media that you share which can range from two seconds to one week through its built-in feature ‘Secret Chat’. It also offers end-to-end encryption, leaving no trace on Telegram’s servers.”

Here’s a video that explains how to use Telegram

In August 2020 Telegram launched a new feature – end-to-end video calling.

Last updated: August 27, 2022 at 16:48 pm

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