1. Qoded's Avatar
    Good day, I just feel I should let my blackberry user friends who are worried about Whatsapp cutting off BlackBerry device to know that we have got a similar app even better than Whatsapp in features that we can start downloading now and it's called TELEGRAM.

    Hello, let's chat on Telegram:‎
    https://telegram.org/dl‎

    * It has Language TRANSLATOR
    * 5000 contacts in a GROUP
    * Send 1-5 GB file in any FORMAT
    * Access your ACCOUNT in any device*
    * SECRET CHAT is available
    * Secured Channels for BROADCASTING*
    * Emotions, Stickers and Chat Background*
    * End-to-end encryption SECURITY and so on.
    * Over 100 million users in 2 and half years‎
    * And so on.‎
    10-26-16 03:04 AM
  2. zocster's Avatar
    ok, but it won't show in hub tho? Also the link supplied is not working...
    10-26-16 12:29 PM
  3. Rustybronco's Avatar
    https://telegram.org/
    I have it loaded, but not active, so I can't say if it works in conjunction with the hub or not.
    10-26-16 03:10 PM
  4. petre petre's Avatar
    ???

    Posted via CB10
    10-26-16 11:45 PM
  5. keyboardweeb's Avatar
    Telegram has no BB10 app and likely never will. Running the Android version on BB10 will very likely run into the same limitations as running the Android version of WhatsApp, chief among them being that a future update to the app may kill its ability to run inside BB10's dated Android runtime.

    So essentially what you are telling us is: switch from an app that is still supported but only for the next 60ish days, to an app that is already unsupported on our platform.
    10-27-16 05:46 PM
  6. johnny_bravo72's Avatar
    Wasn't there a contest about 2 years ago to develop a BB10 Telegram app? Anything significant that happened after that event?
    http://crackberry.com/telegram-contest-winners
    10-27-16 05:56 PM
  7. anon(9864623)'s Avatar
    I did use Telegram ages ago on bb10, from memory I think it did show in hub, but with no native app it didn't always run smooth.
    10-28-16 06:22 AM
  8. Newfangled's Avatar
    None of the native Telegram clients for BB10 have been updated in some time last I checked.

    The official Android version of Telegram (via the Google Play Store) runs great for me and I do get Hub notifications.

    Posted from my Q10 via CB10
    10-28-16 08:25 AM
  9. Loc22's Avatar
    The Telegram app format and features are the same as the old BBM. What makes Telegram a better contender to replace WhatsApp?

    I would say the use of phone number to register. This is already available on BBM however not valid for BlackBerry 10 phones only.
    10-28-16 12:05 PM
  10. luckyunicorn's Avatar
    I have never used whatsapp and do not have any friends who use it
    01-14-17 07:15 AM
  11. johnny_bravo72's Avatar
    I have never used whatsapp and do not have any friends who use it
    I have never used Telegram and do not have any friends who use it.
    01-14-17 07:31 AM
  12. Postfuhramt's Avatar
    I´ve been using Telegram on my BB10 Passport for some months now, alongside Whattsapp and BBM.
    As opposed to the other two, Telegram does NOT display in Hub. Apart from that, it´s OK. Admitted, not better than BBM, but then most of my contacts are not using BBM, so I need other platforms as well!
    Whatsapp has already once postponed its planned shutdown for BB10 phones for 6 months, I´m taking in bets as to when the next postponement ill be announced...
    01-14-17 07:45 AM
  13. OldBBlover's Avatar
    I'm using the "social im for telegram" I'm very happy with it, it is NOT integrated into the hub like whatsapp, but you get notifications in the hub when a new message has arrived.

    You can get it on the blackberry world.

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    03-06-17 09:31 AM
  14. SethDove's Avatar
    I'm using the "social im for telegram" I'm very happy with it, it is NOT integrated into the hub like whatsapp, but you get notifications in the hub when a new message has arrived.

    You can get it on the blackberry world.

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    Posted via CB10
    That app does not do private chats though, which makes it pointless for me.

    Posted via CB10
    03-10-17 10:19 AM

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