Jan-Lukas Else

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No more Telegram Premium

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Telegram decided to cancel my Premium, I got the following message from the @PremiumBot:

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Telegram Premium cheaper and in Germany!

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I have found a way, it is possible to subscribe to Telegram Premium at a cheaper price and in Germany (where it is actually not yet officially available)!

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Telegram Premium is there, at least the announcement that it should be there, but the update on Google Play somehow not yet. Unfortunately, the announcement says that Premium is not (yet) available for users in Germany. ☹️ I’m especially waiting for the feature to be able to convert voice messages to text. 😅

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Telegram is now a super-app?

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It seems that there is a new super-app: Telegram. Bots can now also use HTML5 and JavaScript and thus “replace websites”.

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“How Telegram Became the Anti-Facebook”

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I read this very long article about Telegram today and somehow it left me with mixed feelings. The article is also from WIRED, but it offers more balanced coverage than an article from a year ago.

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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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