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Iran bans Telegram over “national security” concerns

Just last month, Russia blocked the messaging application Telegram by way of restricting access to about 15.8 million belonging to Amazon and Google's cloud platforms. This meant that not only was Telegram banned, but a number of other websites using these hosting services were caught up in the crossfire as well. Now Iran is blocking...

Announcing the Official XDA-Developers Telegram Group

Last month, we launched the official XDA-Developers Discord server. It's a great place to go for announcements, Android news, development, device help, and just general off-topic chat. However, we're aware that not everyone uses Discord. We told you a Telegram group would be coming soon and today is the big day. The official XDA-Developers discussion...

‘Reply’ by Google prepares to support Telegram, Allo, Instagram, and more

Last week, a new experimental app called 'Reply' was made public. The app, made by Googlers at Area 120, started rolling out earlier today. It aims to bring smart reply functionality to many popular messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger, Skype, Whatsapp, Android Messages, Slack, and Hangouts. However, hidden inside the app are hints that...

Telegram 4.8 Brings Video Streaming and Automatic Night Mode Support

We're used to seeing consistent updates from the folks behind Telegram, and sure enough, they announced Telegram 4.8 this week. The update focuses on a few things that improve the overall end-user experience. For example, there's a new streaming video feature, a new setting that automatically enables Telegram's Night Mode, and a Telegram Login Widget...

Telegram X Features New Design, Gesture Shortcuts, Profile Pages, and More

New apps benefit from clean and optimized code, assuming they were developed by a competent team. Over time, though, as new features get added to the original codebase, they run the risk of becoming bloated. That's why the folks behind messaging app Telegram launched a new app, Telegram X, that's been written entirely from scratch. "Our mission is...

Telegram 4.7 Adds Multiple Accounts and Quick Replies

Telegram got one more update last week to close out 2017. The new version, Telegram 4.7, adds a quick reply shortcut and support for multiple accounts to the application's roster of features.With the new quick reply feature, swiping left on a message allows you to quickly respond to it, saving you the trouble of tapping on...

How to get Blob Emojis in Whatsapp and Telegram on Android Oreo

Not every new feature in Android Oreo has been met with fanfare. The decision to include a blinding bright light theme earned the ire of many, but luckily there's an app for that. Another polarizing change to Google's latest tasty dessert-themed OS is the emoji redesign. Emojis are a fun way to express your emotions over...

Telegram 4.3 Brings Better Replies, Stickers, and Invitations

Telegram is widely touted as the best messaging app around with its end-to-end encryption and a vast array of features. Its simple user interface and great, standalone desktop client are what pushes it (in the minds of its users) over competition such as WhatsApp. Now with Telegram 4.3, some of its best features are improved...

Telegram v4.2 Update Adds Snapchat-like Disappearing Media, Bio Cards and More

Social media fads come and go, but not before every other app starts copying incorporating the same functionality. The lines between the major social media and communications platforms have been blurred, with no particular service restricting itself to one clear goal. Facebook shares news, Instagram serves Tumblr screenshots and makeup videos, and even WhatsApp now...

Android O will Improve SMS Authentication for Apps

Each new version of Android brings some major changes to the platform, but there are also a ton of minor changes that aren't nearly as publicized. One such change coming to Android O is an improvement in the way SMS authentication is done by applications. Android O introduces a dedicated API that applications can use to...

XDA Office Space: Frankenstein’s Perfect IM Client?

The portal’s decentralized XDA office lies in a Hangouts chatroom, where we discuss the latest developments that hit the blogosphere, critique them and figure out what we can do to add a new or original point of view. We came to love this little virtual office, which sees messaging 24/7 due to the international nature...