Pavel Durov

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Telegram's update has been stuck in Apple's "review" for two weeks, without any word from the App Store. If Telegram, one of the top 10 most popular apps globally, gets this treatment from Apple, imagine the difficulties faced by smaller app developers.
Telegram is among the top 5 most downloaded apps in the world. Of these top 5 apps, Telegram is the only one that doesn't spend billions on marketing to buy downloads. In a way, we are the only app that is on the list purely because it is genuinely loved by the people 💙
Telegram's multi-national team includes many members from Ukraine. We all wish for an immediate end to the conflict. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this war.
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Very happy to say that we have relaunched the @washingtonpost's Telegram channel today to focus on the latest from the war in Ukraine. It'll have reporting from our journalist on the ground, 24/7 coverage from our global newsrooms and exclusive footage.…
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Access to impartial, independent news about the Russia-Ukraine war is essential. Readers can now access live coverage of the war from The New York Times on the messaging platform @telegram at:
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9 years ago I defended the private data of Ukrainians from the Russian government — and lost my company and my home. I would do it again without hesitation.
Telegram: the app at the heart of Ukraine’s propaganda battle…
Public calls to violence have no place on Telegram
Today I outlined the monetization strategy of Telegram. It will allow us to remain independent and stay true to our values for decades to come –
Exactly 7 years ago Telegram started as an iPhone app. Today we are launching encrypted Video Calls – first on Android due to reasons explained below. Unlike 2013, 2020 is a year when most mobile apps (including Telegram) are best used on an Android phone.…
Epic Games has defied the App Store Monopoly. In retaliation, Apple is blocking Fortnite from a billion devices. Visit and join the fight to stop 2020 from becoming "1984"…
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A few posters for our office in Dubai I designed last week.
We enabled our anti-censorship tools in Belarus so that Telegram remained available for most users there. However, the connection is still very unstable as Internet is at times shut off completely in the country.…
How the US threat to ban TikTok can destroy the Internet
7 Myths Apple Is Using to Justify Their 30% Tax on Apps…
7 Reasons Every iPhone User Should Be Worried About the App Store’s 30% Tax
Apple and Google impose an insane 30% sales tax on all digital goods sold on every mobile phone in the world. The result – users pay higher prices, start-ups and entire industries get destroyed or never appear. Regulators have been ignoring this absurdity for 10 years.…
New emoji! Last one comes with free phone hack.
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Recent events showed once again that all WhatsApp users are at risk. My thoughts –…
We support free speech and peaceful protest, but terrorist propaganda has no place on our platform. The success of our ongoing anti-ISIS efforts proves that you don’t have to sacrifice privacy for security. You can – and should – enjoy both.
Why WhatsApp will never be secure…
So what's the main use case for archiving chats - why do some folks request this feature?
Should I start announcing Telegram product updates here 🤔
Apple stopped approving Telegram for iOS updates globally 1,5 months ago after Russia ordered a block on Telegram. More here –
We, the undersigned 26 international human rights, media and Internet freedom organisations call on #Russia to stop blocking @telegram and cease its relentless attacks on Internet freedom more broadly.
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Thank you, each and one of the 12,000+ people who stood up to support the freedom of internet and Telegram today in central Moscow. You make me proud and excited to be Russian.…
Massive overheating in one of the Telegram server clusters may cause some connection issues for European users within the next couple of hours. Apologies for the inconvenience – the problem is being solved.
For 7 days Russia has been trying to ban Telegram on its territory – with no luck so far. We were able to survive under the most aggressive attempt of internet censorship in Russian history with almost 18 million IP addresses blocked.
Together with others, we are calling on @amazon and @Google to stand with @telegram and resist #Russia’s attempts to shut down the messaging app. Freedom of expression online is at stake.
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We call on @amazon, @Google, @Microsoft, and @Apple to resist Russia's internet censorship campaign. Stand for human rights by ensuring @telegram's access to their platforms and allowing them to change IP addresses without limit.…
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Within the last two days, Russia blocked over 15 million IP addresses in attempts to ban Telegram on its territory. Regardless, Telegram remained available for the majority of Russia’s residents #digitalresistance
It is telling that authoritarian governments (e.g. Russia) are trying to block Telegram over encryption, but are more relaxed when it comes to other encrypted messaging apps.
P. S. Please be wary of scammers replying to every tweet of mine, I hope @jack will do something about it.
Privacy is not for sale, and human rights should not be compromised out of fear or greed.
A few words about the power outage in our European server cluster earlier today
Power outage at a @telegram server cluster causing issues in Europe. Working to fix it from our side, but a lot depends on when the datacenter provider puts the power equipment in order.
This week, over 700,000 new users are signing up for Telegram each day. The annual user growth of Telegram surpassed 70% YoY in most markets. I used the 200M opportunity last week to write about what Telegram stands for.…
Threats to block Telegram unless it gives up private data of its users won't bear fruit. Telegram will stand for freedom and privacy.
Telegram Login has arrived Demo & docs are available here…
Telegram is back in the AppStore after being absent there since midnight CET. Every day 500,000+ users download Telegram for Android and another ~100,000 download Telegram for iOS. Check out yesterday’s update for both platforms:
Some politicians tend to blame tools for actions one can perform with these tools.…
I am unlikely to take part in any dinners/events while in Davos, so please be careful with events that have me as their “confirmed guest”.
If you see or receive offers to "buy Grams", let us know at
Not sure why some media would refer to @telegram as “Russia-based”. We have no servers, developers, companies, bank accounts or offices in that country.
While apps like Telegram and Signal are currently blocked by the Iranian authorities, WhatsApp remains fully accessible in Iran.
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