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About Telegram’s new translation feature

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Telegram is developing updates and new features like crazy, they just released the 12th major update this year. One of the new features is the translation of chat messages from a foreign language to your own.

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Telegram Ads

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So Telegram now has ads. But unlike the ads from Google, Facebook or Apple, the ads are not personalized and much more privacy friendly. The ads simply consist of a maximum 160-character message with no external links and are displayed only in large public channels.

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Yayagram

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This is a Twitter thread (that would have made a great blog post) where Manuel Lucio Dallo builds a Telegram client for his grandmother (“Yaya”). But this isn’t a typical app, it’s an entire device. The “Yayagram” allows messages to be sent as voice messages via Telegram, and received replies are printed directly on thermal paper.

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Signal’s server code isn’t Open Source anymore

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On the subject of Signal, they seem to have changed their mission regarding open source. The server code hasn’t been updated for almost a year and they don’t respond to requests regarding this. See this issue on GitHub.

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Telegram goes Clubhouse

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If I understand Cloubhouse and this Telegram announcement correctly, Telegram now has features like Cloubhouse, except Telegram is not an iPhone-exclusive app.

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I recently showed an Instant View template for Telegram. I had the hope that Telegram is fast with accepting the submission, but so far nothing has happened. So I have manually implemented something that makes it possible to use Instant View in my Telegram channels (en, de).

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“On the security of WhatsApp and Telegram”

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I wrote a lot about Telegram and messaging services already, but here’s another (long) article worth reading. This time taking a closer on the security aspects of both messengers.

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FUD about Telegram

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It seems (not only) to me that Facebook is buying online articles to spread FUD about Telegram. Because Telegram does not use end-to-end encryption by default.

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Telegram Instant View templates

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A blog follower contacted me yesterday and reported that he had created a template for my blog for Telegram’s Instant View.

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WhatsApp drama

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Right now, there’s drama because WhatsApp is changing its terms of service and wants to share even more data with Facebook (at least from users outside the EU).

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