The only reason to get this app is because you have some friend that insists on it and you can't convince them to use something else. This app has zero support there are many better choices. It also requires a phone number (hey phone numbers are not IDs, emails are better) and sometimes they just don't like your phone number and that's just too bad.. hey did I mention they have *no* working support yet? I know there's work-arounds (get another phone number / burner phone / whatever) but really? When there are better options to choose from.
Fast, open-source and free! Got here after Facebook's Whatsapp acquisition. The app is absolutely great, even better than Whatsapp or Viber. The possibility to write from PC and having all the messages available thanks to the cloud-base platform is amazing. Use it! You won't regret the decision. UPDATE: every new version is an improvement. Great job guys! UPDATE: still stunned by the continuous improvement. This app is the best in its field. UPDATE: more and more friends are now switching form other apps. And it's worth it!
Amazing but waiting for minutes timers. Amazing app. So much security and privacy and concern. Just love it. I had to chat with someone privately. And hated sc chat. It sucked battery and data because of constant camera on. But this works perfect. Great UI. Great security options. Only one suggestion. Please let us set the self destruct timer ourselves. I needed it to be 5 min but its unavailable. THERE IS ONLY ONE OPTION IN MINUTES
The Skype killer Ever since I found out about Telegram months ago I have been using Skype less and less. Why?, because Telegram is no nonsense, much faster, syncs much better, and just works. Plus with a much more robust group chat and bot API it's a tweaker/modder's heaven. There's no video or voice chat yet, but once they're implemented rest assured there will be no good reason to choose Skype over Telegram.
The app itself is just great. But every now and then it shows in my contact list people I have long deleted from my contact list. Including a fella I deleted and blocked when I still used another phone and another number. I don't know where the app gets these ghost numbers, but it's creepy as f***, and I don't like the idea of my number (and name) showing up on contacts of people who has deleted my number. Let people disappear from others' lives, Telegram!
Notification delay The app is near perfect when it comes to sms but i have been experiencing notifications that come much later after i have actually received the message. (For example, it will notify me that i got a text but the actual time someone sent that message was 30 mins or more). So close..
- Delete recently sent messages for everyone.
- Network Usage in 'Data and Storage' Settings.
- App remembers scroll position when switching to another chat and back.
- Messages from one sender are grouped together.
- Added a floating date to the top of the screen when scrolling.
- Recently downloaded files are shown when sharing a file.
- Report spam from Secret chats.
- Send GIFs directly from Gboard.
- Android 7.1: Added fast action menu to home screen.