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« on: December 31, 2018, 11:04:05 PM »
I  think a dedicated Telegram thread is long over due.

Here's my issue. For some reason even when I have great service or connected to WiFi my telegram seems to be constantly "connecting". Even when's it's finnaly done and seems to be working fine, it takes 5 min for a picture to go through. I uninstalled and reinstalled and I'm still having this issue.

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Re: Telegram Discussions
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2019, 02:10:52 PM »
iPhone? Android? Which client?
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Re: Telegram Discussions
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2019, 02:22:06 PM »
iPhone? Android? Which client?
Android.

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Re: Telegram Discussions
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 03:01:40 PM »
Android.
You answered half the question..
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Re: Telegram Discussions
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 03:11:43 PM »
You answered half the question..
Not sure what you mean with which client. It's the direct Telegram app

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Re: Telegram Discussions
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2019, 03:34:27 PM »
Not sure what you mean with which client. It's the direct Telegram app
Try using this:
https://rink.hockeyapp.net/apps/f972660267c948d2b5d04761f1c1a8f3
(this build is the same as stable)

Same issue?

What about with this:
https://play.google.com/apps/testing/org.thunderdog.challegram
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Re: Telegram Discussions
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 03:56:11 PM »
Try using this:
https://rink.hockeyapp.net/apps/f972660267c948d2b5d04761f1c1a8f3
(this build is the same as stable)

Same issue?

What about with this:
https://play.google.com/apps/testing/org.thunderdog.challegram
First option worked. Thanks!

What happens with upgrades etc? And is the encryption the same?

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Re: Telegram Discussions
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2019, 04:12:21 PM »
Updates should work normally, if not earlier.
Same encryption.
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Re: Telegram Discussions
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2019, 04:33:32 PM »
Updates should work normally, if not earlier.
Same encryption.
Someone had claimed that any non direct Telegram app is no longer encrypted...

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Re: Telegram Discussions
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2019, 02:54:43 AM »
Someone had claimed that any non direct Telegram app is no longer encrypted...

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Unofficial apps are not trustworthy.
This is official app, with official source, just not the appstore/playstore.
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Re: Telegram Discussions
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2019, 02:34:58 PM »
I already disabled "Contact joined Telegram" but I still keep on getting those notifications and they show up in my message feed

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Re: Telegram Discussions
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2019, 05:31:03 PM »
Is there any reason to use Telegram rather than the superior Signal?

I already use WhatsApp for anyone who doesn't have other messengers, and that covers everyone not on Signal or Telegram.

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Re: Telegram Discussions
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 02:08:07 PM »
I already disabled "Contact joined Telegram" but I still keep on getting those notifications and they show up in my message feed
Confirmed..  should be fixed in the near future.. it was working a few days ago, they've been doing a lot of server-side updating, that's probably a temporary effect.
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Re: Telegram Discussions
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 02:10:50 PM »
Is there any reason to use Telegram rather than the superior Signal?

I already use WhatsApp for anyone who doesn't have other messengers, and that covers everyone not on Signal or Telegram.
Is signal cloud-based?  (No) Does it need a phone to work? (Yes)
Can you send files? (somewhat)
What are the maximum sizes of groups? (10 members).

EDIT:
"Signal also requires that the primary device be an Android or iOS based smartphone with an Internet connection. A desktop app that can link with a Signal mobile client is also available.[9] As of March 2019, Signal's desktop app does not include support for voice or video calling."

Signal has 100mb file size limit, telegram is 1.5gb

Signal has 10-member group limit, Telegram has 200,000.

Lets ask this the other way - if you dont care that some russians may possibly have access to non-secret messages, why would you prefer Signal?
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Re: Telegram Discussions
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 03:05:02 PM »
Is signal cloud-based?  (No) Does it need a phone to work? (Yes)
Can you send files? (somewhat)
What are the maximum sizes of groups? (10 members).

EDIT:
"Signal also requires that the primary device be an Android or iOS based smartphone with an Internet connection. A desktop app that can link with a Signal mobile client is also available.[9] As of March 2019, Signal's desktop app does not include support for voice or video calling."

Signal has 100mb file size limit, telegram is 1.5gb

Signal has 10-member group limit, Telegram has 200,000.

Lets ask this the other way - if you dont care that some russians may possibly have access to non-secret messages, why would you prefer Signal?
Signal's advantage is its security.

If you don't care for the extra security, you may as well stick with WhatsApp for everything. The features Telegram has that WhatsApp lacks are things the vast majority of people don't care for. Just like some don't care for security, which was Telegram's original claim against WhatsApp.