Telegram has introduced an upgraded version of its messaging app. According to their blog, it is slicker, faster, battery efficient and easier to use. It supports a clean bubble-free node for chats where messages and photos get more breathing space and photos in channels assume full width on the screen. Another cool feature telegram X has is the fact that you can tap and hold any chat to preview its contents without opening. You know what that means right? No one has to know if you have seen it. the app is still on experimental phase as it has not yet been decided if it would replace its app. It is available only in the google play store as Apple removed it yesterday stating that it didn’t not conform to its store policy. Techrunch reports that Apple’s developer guidelines for iOS apps include a section on safety that proscribes “upsetting or offensive content”. A sub-section here, regarding user-generated content (which would apply to any messaging app with a public broadcast facility, as Telegram has), notes these types of apps “present particular challenges” — and must therefore contain:
- A method for filtering objectionable material from being posted to the app
- A mechanism to report offensive content and timely responses to concerns
- The ability to block abusive users from the service
- Published contact information so users can easily reach you.
The founder of telegram. Peter Durov tweeted in response to this development.
We were alerted by Apple that inappropriate content was made available to our users and both apps were taken off the App Store. Once we have protections in place we expect the apps to be back on the App Store.
— Pavel Durov (@durov) February 1, 2018
Telegram has risen in popularity thanks to its focus on advanced security features and the ability to hold secret conversations with end-to-end encryption. Most rival messaging services now support end-to-end encryption, but that wasn’t the case when Telegram debuted back in 2013. Durov also founded VKontakte Russia’s largest social network. Telegram was built as a means of communication that can’t be accessed by the Russian security agencies.”