A secure end-to-end encrypted* messenger which is now hugely popular with the global freedom movement. If you have ever used What’s App, it operates very much the same but with a huge amount of extra features.
IMPORTANT! If you already use Telegram and installed it from the Apple store or the Google play store – DELETE it now! These versions are subject to censorship and they can be removed and/or uninstalled from your device at anytime without your knowledge. You are best to download and install Telegram directly from the developers website to have the most secure and reliable version available.
Once you’re on Telegram you can message your contacts, join channels, groups or create your own channels and groups. There are now thousands of channels worth checking out which are constantly providing real life reports of events from around the world. We’ve created a small directory to help you get started.
* Note: Telegram does not provide end-to-end encryption on groups and channels. You need to know that this information can be intercepted. Only one to one chats can provide an encrypted route and this must be enabled when starting a new chat by selecting “New Secret Chat”. See the tip on this page.
Secret chats are not available for the desktop version of Telegram. All other normal text chats within Telegram are encrypted unless you follow the above steps. By default, all voice calls and video calls offer end-to-end encryption. When in a call you will see a series of random emoji icons on the screen. If these match with what your caller has, the connection is secure. If they do not match, the encryption has not worked and the call security is compromised.