Telegram – on Google Play & The App Store – iTunes – Apple
Digital Fortress, and its owner, Pavel Durov, have launched Telegram messaging app. Telegram is available on iOS store and Google Play Store. The Whatsapp like app is called Telegram offers right now only the capability to write messages and exchange files, but it will include soon audio and video sharing.
Durov made it clear that the app is targeting users from the entire world, as there is no russian language support, the app being released only in english.
It’s interesting what Durov and the team are bringing new in the messaging apps game. There are so many right now out there on the market: Whatsapp, Viber, Voxer, SnapChat and many others. But the founders of this app gamble on security.
Telegram will use MTProto, a data transfer protocol developed by Pavel’s brother Nikolai.They also want to add a new set of social and/or user location specific functions may be added to the messaging service.
The Digital Fortress is also the creator of VKontakte, Russia’s largest social network, but Pavel Durov denied any connection between the two products.