Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s super-fast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any number of your phones, tablets or computers.

Telegram has over 500 million monthly active users and is one of the 10 most downloaded apps in the world. With Telegram, you can send messages, photos, videos and files of any type (doc, zip, mp3, etc), as well as create groups for up to 200,000 people or channels for broadcasting to unlimited audiences.

As a result, Telegram is like SMS and email combined — and can take care of all your personal or business messaging needs. Business users and small teams may like the large groups, usernames, desktop apps and powerful file sharing options.

Since Telegram groups can have up to 200,000 members, we support replies, mentions and hashtags that help maintain order and keep communication in large communities efficient. You can appoint admins with advanced tools to help these communities prosper in peace.

Public groups can be joined by anyone and are powerful platforms for discussions and collecting feedback. And if you want secrecy, try our device-specific Secret Chats with self-destructing messages, photos, and videos — and lock your app with an additional passcode.

As a result, you can access your messages from several devices at once, including tablets and computers, and share an unlimited number of photos, videos and files (doc, zip, mp3, etc.). Telegram needs less than 100 MB on your device – you can keep all your media in the cloud without deleting things – simply clear your cache to free up space.

We also have a Bot API, a platform for developers that allows anyone to easily build specialized tools for Telegram, integrate any services, and even accept payments from users around the world. Just use your main mobile phone number to log in everywhere, your cloud chats will sync instantly.

Pavel supports Telegram financially and ideologically while Nikolai's input is technological. To make Telegram possible, Nikolai developed a unique custom data protocol, which is open, secure and optimized for work with multiple data-centers.

Most of the developers behind Telegram originally come from St. Petersburg, the city famous for its unprecedented number of highly skilled engineers. The Telegram team had to leave Russia due to local IT regulations and has tried a number of locations as its base, including Berlin, London and Singapore. We’re currently happy with Dubai, although are ready to relocate again if local regulations change. While Telegram will introduce monetization in 2021 to pay for the infrastructure and developer salaries, making profits will never be an end-goal for us. Telegram's aim is to create a truly free messenger, with a revolutionary privacy policy. Since taking back our right to privacy was the reason we made Telegram, there wasn't much we had to change.

For example, your cloud chats – so that you can access them from any devices without using third-party backups, or your contacts – so that you can rely on your existing social graph when messaging people on Telegram. If you find sticker sets or bots on Telegram that you think are illegal, please ping us at [email protected] You can also use the 'report' buttons right inside our apps, see this post on our official @ISISwatch channel for details. If you see a bot, channel, or sticker set that is infringing on your copyright, kindly submit a complaint to [email protected] To do this in the places where it is most needed (and to continue distributing Telegram through the App Store and Google Play), we have to process legitimate requests to take down illegal public content (e.g., sticker sets, bots, and channels) within the app. For example, we can take down sticker sets that violate intellectual property rights or porn bots.

User-uploaded stickers sets, channels, and bots by third-party developers are not part of the core Telegram UI. For example, if criticizing the government is illegal in some country, Telegram won't be a part of such politically motivated censorship. If you think we banned your bot, channel, or sticker set for no apparent reasons, drop us a line at [email protected]

The relevant decryption keys are split into parts and are never kept in the same place as the data they protect. As a result, several court orders from different jurisdictions are required to force us to give up any data.

Thanks to this structure, we can ensure that no single government or block of like-minded countries can intrude on people's privacy and freedom of expression. Telegram can be forced to give up data only if an issue is grave and universal enough to pass the scrutiny of several different legal systems around the world. To this day, we have disclosed 0 bytes of user data to third parties, including governments. Another way of contacting people is to type their Telegram username into the search field – you don't need to know their phone number to do this.

Try sending them a download link via any other messaging service: email, Facebook, WhatsApp, an actual telegram — you name it. Android: Open the app menu (swipe right in chat list) > Invite Friends. You can give your friends a t.me link with your username so that they can easily find you on Telegram even if they don't have your phone number.

One check — message delivered to the Telegram cloud and your friend has been notified if he allows notifications. People Nearby is an optional feature that allows Telegram users to explore local groups, find friends to chat with in their area, or quickly exchange contacts with people who are close.

You can also choose to permanently add your profile to the list of nearby people by tapping Make Myself Visible. After becoming visible, you can remove your profile from the list at any time by tapping Stop Showing Me.

Note: People Nearby is never turned on by default – users must manually enable it. As a result, users no longer need to worry about the data accumulating in their chats over the years.

Voice Chats add a live layer of ephemeral talk to the group. Easily trace a conversation and keep communication efficient, no matter the group size. Set default permissions to restrict all members from posting specific kinds of content.

Or even restrict members from sending messages altogether – and let the admins chat amongst themselves while everybody else is watching. Send and receive files of any type, up to 2 GB in size each, access them instantly on your other devices. This way, anybody can view the group's entire chat history and join to post messages. Telegram groups are ideal for sharing stuff with friends and family or collaboration in small teams. You can make any group public, toggle persistent history to control whether or not new members have access to earlier messages and appoint administrators with granular privileges. You can also pin important messages to the top of the screen so that all members can see them, including those who have just joined.

iOS: Start a new message (tap the icon in the top right corner in Chats) > 'New Group'. Android: Tap the circular pencil icon in the chat list > 'New Group'.

Telegram Desktop: Click the menu button in the top left corner > 'New Group'. You can add administrators to help you manage your group and define their privileges with granular precision.

Android: Go to Group Info (tap the name in the header) > the pencil icon (in the top right corner) > Administrators. It is easy to migrate existing groups to Telegram by sending people an invite link. You can share username links with friends, write them on business cards or put them up on your website. We are based on the MTProto protocol (see description and advanced FAQ), built upon time-tested algorithms to make security compatible with high-speed delivery and reliability on weak connections. Telegram’s special secret chats use end-to-end encryption, leave no trace on our servers, support self-destructing messages and don’t allow forwarding. On top of this, secret chats are not part of the Telegram cloud and can only be accessed on their devices of origin.

Telegram is open, anyone can check our source code, protocol and API, see how everything works and make an informed decision. Telegram supports verifiable builds, which allow experts to independently verify that our code published on GitHub is the exact same code that is used to build the apps you download from App Store or Google Play.

On top of that, Telegram's primary focus is not to bring a profit, so commercial interests will never interfere with our mission. All submissions which result in a change of code or configuration are eligible for bounties, ranging from $100 to $100,000 or more, depending on the severity of the issue. This means that all data (including media and files) that you send and receive via Telegram cannot be deciphered when intercepted by your internet service provider, owners of Wi-Fi routers you connect to, or other third parties. Or from any other people that get physical or root access to your phones or computers running Telegram.

If you have reasons to worry about your personal security, we strongly recommend using only Secret Chats in official or at least verifiable open-source apps for sensitive information, preferably with a self-destruct timer. Logging in with an SMS code is an industry standard in messaging, but if you're looking for more security or have reasons to doubt your mobile carrier or government, we recommend protecting your cloud chats with an additional password. You can also set up a recovery email address that will help regain access, should you forget your password. If you do so, please remember that it's important that the recovery email account is also protected with a strong password and 2-Step Verification when possible. A user with root access can easily bypass security features built into the operating system, read process memory or access restricted areas, such as the internal storage. You can order your messages, photos, videos and files to self-destruct in a set amount of time after they have been read or opened by the recipient.

To set the timer, simply tap the clock icon (in the input field on iOS, top bar on Android), and then choose the desired time limit. The clock starts ticking the moment the message is displayed on the recipient's screen (gets two check marks).

Unfortunately, there is no bulletproof way of detecting screenshots on certain systems (most notably, some Android and Windows Phone devices). After all, nobody can stop a person from taking a picture of their screen with a different device or an old school camera. After the secure end-to-end connection has been established, we generate a picture that visualizes the encryption key for your chat. Always compare visualizations using a channel that is known to be secure — it's safest if you do this in person, in an offline meeting with the conversation partner. The problem of restoring access to your chat history on a newly connected device (e.g. when you lose your phone) does not have an elegant solution in the end-to-end encryption paradigm. Other apps ignore the need for backups altogether and leave their users vulnerable to data loss.

Meanwhile, the separate entity of Secret Chats gives you full control over the data you do not want to be stored. We are convinced that the separation of conversations into Cloud and Secret chats represents the most secure solution currently possible for a massively popular messaging application. On Telegram, you can send messages in private chats and groups without making your phone number visible. By default, your number is only visible to people who you've added to your address book as contacts. Note that people will always see your number if they know it already and saved it in their address book. You may create another Telegram account on the second number as well, for example, if you want to keep work and personal chats separated.

Android, Telegram Desktop: Go to Settings > … (in the top right corner) > Log out. Note that logging out does not trigger remote deletion of your secret chat messages on your partner's device — to do that, choose 'Clear History' first.

All groups and channels that you've created are orphaned and left without a creator but admins retain their rights. As was just mentioned above, all your data will be flushed from our system: all messages, groups, and contacts associated with your account will be deleted. This means we can't help you unless you have access either to the phone number or to Telegram itself on any of your devices.

First and foremost, you need to contact your phone provider, so that they block your old SIM and issue a new one with your number. Wait till you receive your new SIM with the old number, log in to Telegram, then go to Settings > Devices (or Privacy & Security > Active Sessions) and terminate your Telegram session on the old device. Common thieves usually throw out the SIM card immediately (the phone is harder to locate this way), then wipe the devices and sell them, so there isn't much risk for the data in case of regular petty theft. Note that inactive Telegram accounts self-destruct automatically after a period of time — 6 months being the default setting.

They can't access your last seen status and don't see your phone number (unless you decide to give it to them yourself). Naturally, any bot should be treated as a stranger — don't give them your passwords, Telegram codes or bank account numbers, even if they ask nicely. In this case, you'll see 'has no access to messages' in the group members list next to the bot.

Some bots need more information to work, so developers may disable the privacy mode. As for Secret Chats, you don’t need the server-side code to check their integrity – the point of end-to-end encryption is that it must be solid regardless of how the servers function.

In a post on his channel, Pavel Durov explained why Telegram hasn't published the server code, even as a publicity stunt. The encryption and API used on Telegram's servers are fully documented and open for review by security experts. To enable you to run your own Telegram server while retaining both speed and security is a task in itself.

Don't forget about our Bot API that lets you build cool stuff on our platform. Both started out as unofficial applications by two different developers and vary in design and functionality. Telegram for macOS supports many platform-specific features, such as the MacBook Pro Touch Bar, gesture navigation, integration with the Mac's Share menu and more.

Telegram Lite is a lightning-fast app, optimized for work-related tasks and handling large communities. It offers a three-column interface, perfect for multitasking and quick access to media, files and links shared in your chats.

Telegram is officially available in English, Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Korean, Malay, Russian and Ukrainian on most platforms, and we are gradually expanding the list of languages built into the apps. If you're looking to go beyond suggestions for individual phrases and would like to help us maintain the official translation to your language on a continuous basis, you can contact @TelegramAuditions. Please include a hashtag with the English name of your language (e.g. #Albanian) and a few links to phrases on this platform with your translation suggestions or comments.

If you would be interested in answering questions about Telegram to users from your country, contact our auditions account. Telegram Passport is a unified authorization method for services that require personal identification. With Telegram Passport, you can upload your documents once, then instantly share your data with services that require real-world ID (finance, ICOs, etc. Your identity documents and personal data will be stored in the Telegram cloud using End-to-End Encryption. If you're a developer or owner of a service that requires real-life ID, kindly take a look at this manual. If the tips below don't help, check out this detailed guide on Troubleshooting Notification Issues.

Check notification priority for Telegram in Android settings, it can be called Importance or Behaviour depending on your device. If your phone uses some battery saving software, make sure that Telegram is whitelisted in that application.

For our notifications to work, you need to add Telegram to allowed apps in those devices' security settings. Force quit the app (double tap home button, then swipe up on Telegram), then relaunch and check if it helped.

To delete a contact, open a chat with the person, tap the title in the top area of the chat screen to open their profile, then tap on (⋮) in the top right corner > 'Delete contact'. This means that if you randomly contact people you don't know and send them annoying messages, you may lose the ability to do so in the future. Permission monitors on Samsung and Xiaomi can inadvertently flag and notify you that Telegram requested access to camera in the background. Anyone can check Telegram’s open source code and confirm that the app is not doing anything behind their back. We also offer reproducible builds that can help you prove that the version you downloaded from App Store or Google Play is built from the exact same source code we publish. Don't be afraid to DM it the number you use for Telegram, we need this info to investigate issues.

7 Ways to Monetize Your Telegram Channel

7 Ways to Monetize Your Telegram Channel

We conducted our own research and collected the most popular and interesting channel monetization models in Telegram. The most popular model for paid subscription service in Telegram has two main parts:. with large follower base private channel (or a supergroup) with premium content (available for paid subscribers only).

As a content producer, you can monetize through selling ads, paid subscriptions, or… donations. In this model, you allow your followers to either tip you after each publication, or set up a recurring donation through Patreon. Tipping is already very popular in WeChat and is gaining momentum in Telegram as we speak. Similar to running a public page in social media, there are a variety of options available to marketers and brand owners. They monitor online sneaker shops (this part can be automated) and if a price goes down significantly , they make a post in the channel. He announced a pool of TON (Telegram Open Network) investors in his tech channel and raised $1.5M (in a form of applications, not real money transfers) in about 1.5 hours.

Then he made a post that there was no pool — he just wanted to check if he could raise money. With the right strategy and a little patience, you can make an income right from your laptop anytime, anywhere.

The Telegram Business Model – How Does Telegram Make Money?

The Telegram Business Model – How Does Telegram Make Money?

For instance, channels hosted by the Financial Times or Bloomberg allow users to stay up to date with anything happening in the world. Telegram, headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, was founded in 2013 by Russian brothers Pavel and Nikolai Durov.

From an early age, the two brothers, who grew up in Italy (their father was a professor) but later moved back to their hometown of St. Petersburg, shared a common love for programming. This digital gold rush made headwinds all the way in Russia where developers began to build copycat versions. Nikolai and Pavel, alongside a classmate who provided them with seed funding, started to build a social media platform of their own.

VKontakte took off like a literal wildfire and quickly rose to become the leading social media platform in Russia. In April 2013, police raided Durov’s home and offices after accusing him of driving a white Mercedes over the foot of a traffic cop. Some of VKontakte’s other founders, without notifying Durov, decided to sell their 48 percent combined stake to United Capital Partners (UCP).

Durov continued to have the majority of voting power, yet increased pressure from outside forces eventually made it impossible to properly run the business. First, they acquired citizenship of the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts by making a $250,000 donation to the country’s Sugar Industry Diversification Foundation. Months prior, Nikolai and Pavel had developed an end-to-end encrypted messaging application that allowed them to securely communicate with each other.

Second, Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations had just come out a few months prior (in June), which led many to distrust the actions of their respective governments. Over the course of 2014, the team, which was temporarily based in Berlin and contained multiple engineers who all came from VKontakte, continued to refine the product.

That same month, Telegram, as a result of the Paris terrorist attacks, had to shut down a variety of public channels which were being used to promote ISIS-related content. Throughout 2017, the company continued to add new features (such as voice calling) while remaining in battle with various governments as well as other organizations.

Two months later, the Iranian government filed criminal charges against Telegram’s management team, stating that the platform would promote the facilitation of child pornography and other extremist content. Due to the fact that users can share files of up to 2GB, more and more channels in which people distributed music and movies began emerging. In November 2017, Russian IT watchdog Roskomnadzor forced Telegram to shut down countless of channels in which these materials were shared. Then, two weeks prior to this date, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a restraining order to halt the issuance of the tokens in the United States.

In March 2020, U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel of Manhattan issued a preliminary injunction that barred the launch of its blockchain platform. These included single and group video calls (which propelled Houseparty to worldwide fame) as well as voice chats. The company, in November, had been ordered to pay $625,000 worth of legal fees to Lantah LLC, a small cryptocurrency firm out of the United States, that it sued in 2018 over using the ‘GRAM’ ticker and trademark.

Lantah itself had immediately issued a countersuit as it had already filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office in late 2017. Telegram had dropped the lawsuit in the summer of 2020 due to the abandonment of the project but was still forced to pay Lantah’s legal fees. Even world leaders like Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador opened a Telegram group, which amassed over 10,000 members right after launch. In order to continue funding its now global ambitions, Telegram raised a $1 billion debt round in March 2021. The capital was predominately by Arabic investors including Mubadala Investment Company and Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners. Years prior, Telegram had moved its headquarters from Berlin to Dubai after the company failed to get visas for some of its engineers.

Telegram, which is now one of the highest-valued tech businesses in the MENA region, is seen as a crucial driver of talent and growth by representatives of these states (which often also influence and oversee the investment decisions Mubadala and others make). This came as a stark contrast to the firm’s early statements (back in 2014) in which it emphasized within its FAQs that “Telegram is not intended to bring revenue, it will never sell ads or accept outside investment.

A project of our size needs at least a few hundred million dollars per year to keep going,” said Durov on his official Telegram account back in March 2021.

How To Create Telegram Channel and Make Money from It

How To Create Telegram Channel and Make Money from It

Try to make sure that your logo does not contain too many tiny details (the icons in the app are small). In this part, you can post a short instruction (or a link) on buying ads in your channel.

Telegram Revenue and Usage Statistics (2022)

Telegram Revenue and Usage Statistics (2022)

It was founded by Nikolai and Pavel Durov in 2013, founders of Russian social media platform VK (the largest in its domestic market). Initially headquartered in St Petersburg, the Telegram team has repeatedly changed jurisdiction to evade problematic regulations.

The operation is currently headquartered in Dubai, after stints in London (where it is legally registered), Berlin and Singapore. It differs from the latter in allowing users to access accounts from multiple devices, and Telegram has focused on being the anti-Facebook in terms of encryption and regulations.

Its makers claim that its multi-data centre infrastructure and encryption makes it more secure than its Facebook-owned rival. Users are able to have ‘secret chats’, which see messages stored on devices as opposed to the cloud.

One-time login passwords conveyed by SMS have been intercepted by hackers in Iran, Russia, Brazil, and the German authorities. We saw this in 2013 when surveillance fears were raised around Kakao Talk in South Korea, and again in 2019 during the Hong Kong protests against the Chinese government.

Telegram does not sell ads, stating that the access to personal data gained by advertisers would go against its ethos. Telegram operates in relatively secrecy, and emphasises its commitment to freedom from market pressures as well as from any nationally-imposed constraints.

This has made it a very popular tool in certain parts of the world, with over 500 million monthly active users.

Business Model of Telegram

Business Model of Telegram

Telegram is an amazingly open and free source software that offers tons of facilities such as cloud-based instant messaging, end-to-end encryption, and many others. ‌‌Telegram does not believe in selling ads for promotion because the personal data shared with advertisers could go against its ethos.

In case of increasing the revenue number, Telegram would begin users' donations funding or the freemium model. The platform plans to generate revenue starting next year to keep the business afloat, its founder Pavel Durov said.

Telegram could monetize its service through premium stickers with “additional expressive features" and non-essential paid options to make money, Durov added. ‌‌Telegram is a company that operates in fair secrecy and prioritizes its affirmation towards freedom from any pressure that could come from the market or any other nationally assigned restrictions.

Telegram works with a distinctive business model which we would discuss in this article. ‌‌The very popular open-source messaging application, Telegram provides various facilities to its customers including file sharing, VoIP, end-to-end encryption on video calls, and many others. The company is headquartered in London, United Kingdom, and in Dubai, UAE by operational means.

In fact, Telegram is the highest preferred messaging application in Uzbekistan and Iran. After this, the co-founder Durov kept the company up with the money he earned from selling the VK stake he owned.

‌‌But lately, Telegram has experienced immense growth because of this, the company monetized the service. ‌‌Telegram would not be charging any cost from the users, nor would show any ads in private or group chats. ‌‌Telegram runs on a very smooth business model and the most unique thing about it is that Telegram wasn't made to gain profit.

The founders believe in providing the facility of fast and secure messaging absolutely free. ‌‌Telegram does not believe in selling ads for promotion because the personal data shared with advertisers could go against its ethos. The messaging application is specially designed for people above the age of 16 years, with no parental controls overhead. ‌‌Through this, we got the clear image that Telegram does not generate money, especially not from its users and services. Telegram's business model is entirely based on users' convenience and features. It runs on a very smooth business model and the most unique thing about it is that Telegram wasn't made to gain profit.

No, Telegram is created by a Germany-based tech organization - Durov Software Industry.

How to create Telegram stickers and make money out of it

How to create Telegram stickers and make money out of it

He apparently “did not want to do the job architects usually do.” For several years he worked as a freelance graphic and web designer, landing on illustration projects in the end. To hone his creativity, Brilevsky launched a group on Russian social network site VK, where he posted his artwork based on a lazy sloth character and named him “Free from Cares.”. When the audience started growing, they asked him to create stickers for Telegram, Brilevsky told RBTH.

It is relatively easy to create stickers in Telegram, because the app has a special bot that helps to add them to the database and simplify the process. Using memes, books, movies and art for inspiration, in just one year Brilevsky became the author of several sticker packs for Telegram.

The main goal of her cat stickers is to “describe the mood, thoughts, ideas and atmosphere of St. Petersburg and its people.”. Brilevsky now holds lectures at St. Petersburg and Moscow digital festivals, sells his own merchandise with a “Free from Care” character, and collaborates with a local craft beer brewery. Telegram is a messaging app launched in 2013 by brother entrepreneurs Nikolai and Pavel Durov, who previously had founded the largest social network in Russia – VK.

8 Ways to Earn Money With Your Telegram Channel in 2020 — A

8 Ways to Earn Money With Your Telegram Channel in 2020 — A

8 Ways to Earn Money With Your Telegram Channel in 2020 — A Complete Guide TECH HUB Mar 17, 2020·4 min read. If you do not know about it then don’t be panic, Today’s I will teach you “How to earn money from Telegram App” from scratch. Let me guess, you might be probably knowing how to earn money from other platforms like Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, TikTok.

This article is written in simple and lucid words so that the knowledge seekers will know about the Telegram app without much confusion. Then I will introduce you with such methods in this article, by which you can make a handsome amount of money with your Telegram Channels.

This is a very popular method, especially in many countries such as Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia, India, where ads are sold in Telegram Channels. (or a supergroup), in which only Private channel premium content is provided (available only for paid subscribers). In this model, an only public channel is promoted more (that too using ads, cross-promotions, content marketing and other strategies), whereas private channelgenerates profit itself.

In this method, you allow your followers/subscribers either to provide you with a tip after each publication, or to set up a recurring donation via Patreon. This method is also practised by popular channels on other platforms like YouTube, Blogs, Websites, WeChat, etc.

A freelance Artist runs a popular Telegram channel in which he shares Paintings and Crafts( and he may also monetize that channel by selling that paintings or crafts and earn handsome amount). This is similar to selling ads but in this case, almost 100% of your posts are paid by the advertisers or the company.

How Does Telegram Make Money?

How Does Telegram Make Money?

As competitor messaging apps like Signal and Telegram offer a safe, private and most importantly, free option, it’s only a matter of time before users made the big switch to these popular alternatives. The messaging app was created by Nikolai and Pavel Durov in 2013, who had both founded a social media equivalent of Facebook called VK in Russia.

Running ads goes against the very ethos of Telegram and as stated by Durov himself, user privacy is of the utmost importance so there is absolutely no product to sell here. But it’s also important to keep in mind that making money was never the end goal for Durov, it was to offer a safe communication app. As Telegram steadily approaches its 500 million user mark, it’s imperative that it acquire funding simply to run the app and maintain its infrastructure. Instead, Telegram will use means that are in line with its principles to generate the income required to cope with current as well as future traffic.

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