Room and username doesn't have to be handled as a secret information (unlike the password).
Joining a room with an incorrect password will end up with a bunch of random characters instead of plain text messages.
In the US and several other countries, the app is no.
1 in the social networking category, ahead of Facebook, Whats App, Kik, and others.
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The app skyrocketed to the top of the App Store charts, and is now the top free app in 46 countries from Germany to Ecuador.
Telegram users should be aware the messaging app's "Secret Chats" may not be so secret after all.
Zuk Avraham, founder and CTO of mobile security company Zimperium, created private messages using Telegram's Secret Chat feature and tried to see if he could find unencrypted copies of the message elsewhere.
It’s not immediately clear why Telegram emerged as the alternative of choice following Whats App’s downtime.
Users could have switched to Kik, or Facebook Messenger, or LINE — all of which have hundreds of millions of users.