"Telegram became one of the top-5 downloaded apps worldwide in 2022 and now has over 700 million monthly active users. This growth is solely from personal recommendations – Telegram has never paid to advertise its apps."
@markosaric I have to strongly disagree! Telegram isn't open source server side and most of their users don't even realize they have no encryption with that secret chat bs. Furthermore the encryption only works on phones and the messenges can't be shared to other devices. If I think about the achivments Signal and Matrix made regarding secure FOSS communication Telegram seems far behind and shouldn't be recommended.
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