Telegram is a popular cross-platform, cloud-based instant messaging app that allows you to send messages, photos, videos and files of any type to your contacts for free. It has several features, but it’s best known for its ability to secure messages and media by encrypting them during transit; this prevents third parties from snooping on messages easily. This app is multiplatform, with versions of the app available for iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can also access Telegram from a web browser. It became one of the top-5 downloaded apps worldwide in 2022 and now has over 700 million monthly active users. This growth is solely from personal recommendations – They have never paid to advertise their app.
Founded In: 2013
Headquarter: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Founder(s): Nikolai Durov, Pavel Durov