Telegram starts to look like a super app, echoing WeChat

Telegram, the popular messaging app with 800 million monthly active users worldwide, is inching closer to adopting an ecosystem strategy that is reminiscent of WeChat’s super app approach. Certa

Telegram adds self-custodial crypto wallet worldwide, excluding the US

Telegram, the popular chat app with 800 million monthly active users, is getting a self-custodial crypto wallet. The move is set to solidify its presence in the vibrant crypto community that has emerg

Telegram rolls out its Stories feature to all users

Telegram is officially rolling out Stories to all users, the company announced on Monday. The feature first launched to Premium users last month, and is now available to everyone on the platform. Toda

Iraq lifts ban on Telegram after messaging app complies with authorities

Iraq’s telecom ministry lifted the ban on Telegram over the weekend, days after the agency blocked the chat app over security concerns. The ministry said it lifted the ban because of the “

Telegram rolls out its Stories feature to Premium users

Telegram is rolling out its Stories feature to Premium users, the company confirmed in a tweet on Friday. The official rollout for Premium users comes a month after Telegram CEO Pavel Durov announced

Telegram raises $210 million through bond sales

Telegram has raised $210 million through bond sales this week from a number of investors, including its founder and chief executive Pavel Durov, as it navigates the slowing economy that has evaporated

Telegram is adding Stories next month

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov announced today that the messaging app is adding Stories in early July. Durov says users have been asking for the feature for years, noting that more than half of all feature

WhatsApp is working on introducing usernames to the app

WhatsApp has long relied on phone numbers as the only identity for accounts. Users need a phone number to create an account. Anyone in an individual or a group chat can see your phone number. This mig

Telegram introduces a Power Saving Mode for battery preservation

Telegram has introduced a new Power Saving Mode to preserve the battery of your device. The mode kicks in when the battery dips below a certain percentage — which is configurable — and turns off r

Telegram is auctioning phone numbers to let users sign up to the service without any SIM

After auctioning unique usernames on the TON blockchain, Telegram is now putting anonymous numbers up for bidding. These numbers could be used to sign up for Telegram without needing any SIM card. Jus

Telegram Premium tops 1 million subscribers

Telegram Premium has amassed more than 1 million subscribers, less than six months after the popular instant messaging app launched the paid offering and began a serious effort to monetize the busines

Telegram shares users’ data in copyright violation lawsuit

Telegram has disclosed names of administrators, their phone numbers and IP addresses of channels accused of copyright infringement in compliance with a court order in India in a remarkable illustratio

Telegram announces username auctions on TON blockchain

Telegram announced today that will it hold an auction for usernames — for both individual accounts and channels — through a marketplace built on top of the TON blockchain. In August, Telegram foun

Telegram cuts subscription fee by more than half in India

Telegram has cut the monthly subscription fee for its premium tier by more than half in India, just months after introducing the offering as it attempts to aggressively cash in on a large user base in

Indian court orders Telegram to disclose details of channels violating copyright

An Indian court has ordered the messaging app Telegram to disclose the details of channels involved in a copyright infringement case in the country after Telegram argued, unsuccessfully, that doing so

WhatsApp confirms some users have access to its new group discussions feature, WhatsApp Communities

WhatsApp Communities, the messaging app’s anticipated expansion aimed at supporting larger discussion groups, has now rolled out to additional users as it nears a public launch. The company decl

Telegram founder wants to explore web3-based auctions for custom usernames

Telegram founder Pavel Durov said Monday that he wants to integrate web3 into the messaging app. Durov said on his Telegram channel that he was impressed by the TON project — an independent proj

As Telegram grows in size, so does crypto traders’ dependence on the app

Some say Telegram is the ultimate hub for communication and information — an imperative place to be in the crypto community.

WhatsApp extends time limit to delete a message to 60 hours

WhatsApp now allows you to delete a message for up to two days and 12 hours (60 hours in total), so you can remove an accidentally sent chat even after hours. Previously, this limit was 1 hour, 8 minu

WhatsApp will now let you use any emoji as a reaction on WhatsApp

WhatsApp is rolling out a new update that will let you use any emoji as a reaction. The company first announced the emoji reaction feature in April, but started to make it available to everyone in May
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