As Daniel P. said: The Telegram instant messaging application is one cross-platform newcomer to this space, offering snoop-free communication with self-destructing messages, but also focusing on the speed of delivery. Telegram is a no-frills messaging app, which is either a bit refreshing in the era of IM brands loaded with emoticons, group video chat, and social networking integration, or a bummer, depending on how you look at it. For instance, it doesn’t offer voice conversations, like the bigger IM names, but one of its backers recently launched a contest, claiming he will give $200 000 to those who break Telegram’s encryption algorithms by March, 2014. That shows a certain level of confidence in the app’s core function to deliver messages no one but the people you chat with can see.
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