Lo and behold! App developers are listening to the cries of the people! Long have we wanted our favorite messaging apps on our personal computers and long have we waited in vain. Until now! We recently wrote about WhatsApp and its web version and we’re excited to now bring you all you need to know about downloading Telegram for your PC.
A man never feels more important than when he receives a telegram containing more than ten words. — George Ade
You may have seen us barely mention Telegram in a recent article about great Skype alternatives, but we regretfully haven’t written too much more about Telegram. That stops now! Telegram is a great messaging app that not only touts the outrageously low price of FREE but also is really proud of its security and speed. We like Telegram because you can use it on all of your devices all at once, like the glutton that you are.
Seriously though, Telegram syncs with all your connected devices, and y’all know what a fan we are of being able to choose. So here’s the scoop on Telegram. Telegram is the brainchild of Russian brothers, entrepreneur Pavel Durov and mathematician Nikolai Durov, although Telegram’s Headquarters is located in Berlin and Pavel is more of a global citizen. Pavel Durov had come from building what was essentially Russian Facebook (it was even more popular than Facebook) but his wit and snark and free market thinking got him into trouble in Russia so he sold his portion of that company and got the heck out of there.
Telegram looks a lot like WhatsApp at first glance, but as the old adage goes, “You can’t judge an app by throwing two birds with one rolling stone never collecting moss where’s my hat?” That’s what my crazy Uncle Mack always used to say anyways. What a guy. Anywho, here are some really great features of Telegram:
- Aside from all the technical coolness Telegram oozes, the app and its owners just seem like alright people who possess a great sense of humor and even humour; ya know, wit and snark.
- Also, Telegram’s website is pretty sleek, über-informative, AND the graphics are kick ass.
- Above all, Telegram believes in privacy. Allow me to quote from the website: “At Telegram we think the two most important components of internet privacy should be…1. Protecting your private conversations from snooping third parties, such as officials, employers, etc. 2. Protecting your personal data from third parties, such as marketers, advertisers, etc.” And they take it seriously.
- In keeping with the privacy, Telegram offers Secret Chats. Literally only the sender and the receiver can see the message because it’s encrypted from client to client, without the server. Secret Chats are not cloud-based and there are options to delete or to set a self-destruct, even, for messages, pics, videos, files, etc.
- Telegram even offered $300,000.00 to any hacker who could crack their code on the Secret Chat. No one won.
Download Telegram for PC Windows
I get it, and sympathize. It’s pretty much the number one reason why you’re seeing a lot of pushback these days against the idea of ordering pre-release video games. Also, maybe you just prefer the UI of the mobile version. There are many reasons why someone might choose to emulate a mobile app even after the desktop version begins to be available, so whatever reasons you have, I trust that they’re good ones.