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Telegram is a cloud-based messaging app with a focus on privacy, security and speed. It allows users to synchronize chats across all devices, send documents of any type, encrypt messages and destruct them.

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Telegram Office Locations

Telegram has an office in Dubai
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Telegram Financials and Metrics

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Telegram total Funding

$1.7 b

Telegram latest funding size

$850 m

Time since last funding

5 years ago

Telegram investors

Telegram's latest funding round in February 2017 was reported to be $850 m. In total, Telegram has raised $1.7 b
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Telegram Operating Metrics

Telegram's Users was reported to be 500 m in Jan, 2021. Telegram's Monthly Active Users was reported to be 400 m in Apr, 2020.
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Monthly Active Users

400 m

New Users (Per Day)

1.5 m


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Telegram Cybersecurity Score

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Telegram Online and Social Media Presence

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Telegram News and Updates

142M stolen MGM Resorts records publicly shared on Telegram

Some 142 million records relating to MGM Resorts International hotel guests have been publicly shared on Telegram. Discovered by researchers at vpnMentor and revealed May 22, the four archive files totaled 8.7 gigabytes of data. Although there were 142 million records in total, the number of affect…

How to use emoji reactions on WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal

WhatsApp is finally rolling out one of its smallest but most awaited features — chat reactions. That’s right: now you can use emoji to react to a message in individual and group chats, without having to start a new reply. The messaging service is pretty late to the party, as other apps like Telegram…

On Telegram, Ignoring Lies Could Protect the Truth in Russia

On Telegram, Ignoring Lies Could Protect the Truth in Russia

Why Ukrainians are turning to Telegram during the war

For weeks, Russia’s military assault on Ukraine has been complemented by full-fledged information warfare. The Kremlin has propagandised Russian state media, and is trying to control the narrative online too. We’ve seen a bombardment of “imposter content” circulating – including fake news reports an…

A ban in Brazil got Telegram to reverse its position on content moderation

Telegram is the last major social network that doesn't moderate misinformation. But after Brazil's Supreme Court banned the app over the weekend, its libertarian developers changed course.

Twitter, Facebook And Telegram Still Allow Russian Conspiracy Theory About Ukraine Maternity Hospital Bombing To Flourish

Twitter and Facebook have tried to suppress the campaign, but it has been spread widely across social media by various Russian embassies.
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Telegram Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Telegram founded?

    Telegram was founded in 2013.

  • How many employees does Telegram have?

    Telegram has 575 employees.

  • Who are Telegram competitors?

    Competitors of Telegram include Viber, WhatsApp and Slack.

  • Where are Telegram offices?

    Telegram has an office in Dubai.

  • How many offices does Telegram have?

    Telegram has 1 office.