Telegram adds 25M users as founder Pavel Durov says people reject being "held hostage by tech monopolies"

>“In the first week of January, Telegram surpassed 500 million monthly active users. After that it kept growing: 25 million new users joined Telegram in the last 72 hours alone,” Telegram founder Pavel Durov wrote today on his Telegram channel.
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@b2e wait, i thought telegram isn't encrypted though, unless you create a "secret chat"?

@rose_myrtle
I don't usually like Wikipedia, but for a quick answer:

>"Telegram provides end-to-end encrypted calls and optional end-to-end encrypted "secret" chats between two online users on smartphone clients, whereas cloud chats use client-server/server-client encryption. Users can send text and voice messages, animated stickers, make voice and video calls, and share an unlimited number of images, documents (2 GB per file)..."

Like @josias wrote and (Element) are better for privacy.

@b2e @rose_myrtle @josias Sounds like using DCC on the IRC of old (because I have no idea if the IRC being used now is the same?) wherein it connects two clients which can then exchange data directly with no servers involved?

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is p2p
Sadly no one uses it :(

is the same with 2 using audio. I use it most of the time.
Many free servers to choose from. No ph #, email, username required. You can change what you want to be identified before each call. Endless choice of rooms that you can make up and change them each time.
I use it with browser on my phone - just share link to room.
Am using it on my Linux laptop also
Anything going is the way to go for privacy.
I use to notify I am online. If the other person has it also it is encrypted.

@b2e How do I NOT KNOW about all these wonderful things??? (In truth, I probably don't know about most wonderful things...) Thanks for the explanation, Brother Arc!

@b2e @ChiaChatter

Jitsi is really nice. I use it for pray meeting because we are not allowed to be together phyiscaly.

It works simply well and it is easy to use. On my group I am the only one with IT knoledge. The other only use whatsapp.

Just send a link and they upload the phone app and we could do the meeting.

You don't need registration no account.

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