Telegram Desktop Reachest 1.0 and it looks like the best IM client for all platforms

Austin Rodriguez
Austin Rodriguez

Telegram was available for desktops and laptops since 2013. Today it finally graduates to version 1.0 with a fabulous new design.

Consistent material design, great animations, and support for custom themes make Telegram for Windows, Mac, and Linux the tool for messaging from your Mac or PC.

If you're looking for an alternative design, Telegram Desktop also supports customized themes. Anyone can make a theme for Telegram Desktop. This theme, for example, changes green outgoing messages to blue:

https://telegram.org/blog/desktop-1-0

Are you using Telegram, Sup Forums?

Why doesn't Signal have a good desktop app like this?

All urls found in this thread:
https://telegram.org/blog/desktop-1-0
https://telegram.org/faq#secret-chats
https://github.com/telegramdesktop/tdesktop/issues/871
Ethan Ross
Ethan Ross

Botnet.

Lucas Ortiz
Lucas Ortiz

You're a botnet

Jonathan Nguyen
Jonathan Nguyen

And the lead dev still refuses to implement secret chats

Owen Foster
Owen Foster

material design
Into the trash.

Gabriel Stewart
Gabriel Stewart

not liking material design

fag

Eli Wood
Eli Wood

Really? Haven't installed it but FAQ says they work:

https://telegram.org/faq#secret-chats

Jordan Brooks
Jordan Brooks

Why doesn't Signal have a good desktop app like this?
Soon

Brody Richardson
Brody Richardson

Only the phone client has them https://github.com/telegramdesktop/tdesktop/issues/871

Parker Williams
Parker Williams

Why does it look identical to Whatsapp Web?

Zachary Reyes
Zachary Reyes

I haven't used an IM client in years. Do people still chat with each other like that?

Landon Fisher
Landon Fisher

lol

Jason Williams
Jason Williams

I use whatsapp and telegram everyday. How do you speak to other people? Fax machines?

William Ross
William Ross

its not really relevant that the desktop doesn't have secret chats implemented, since secret chats doesn't use the cloud and so the device must be connected continuously, with in a computer could not be
its not a priority feature for me in the desktop, i prefer the release of the source code of the servers and the descentralization of the servers, i like the idea to start making telegram a standart of communication like the blog post says at the end, stopping the usage of emails, which are not needed anymore since the telegram urls exists

Cameron Adams
Cameron Adams

Isn't that what terrists use?

Jacob Brown
Jacob Brown

It's called privacy you popo

Nolan Lopez
Nolan Lopez

material design

Christian Bell
Christian Bell

Yeah yeah whatever you say, auchri

Dominic Wilson
Dominic Wilson

not using terrorgram

Ayden Gonzalez
Ayden Gonzalez

Looks like Skype.

Dominic Martin
Dominic Martin

privacy
messages stored in le cloud in plaintext
Telegram not even once

Austin Garcia
Austin Garcia

nice try ISIS!

kek'd

I stay the fuck away from privacy tech. I plan on working in the gov and don't wanna get on any of these terrist no-fly, no-job lists.

Oliver Evans
Oliver Evans

XMPP + OMEMO can do E2E with PFS, offline messages, and synchronization between devices.

Asher Gray
Asher Gray

I just text them

Brayden Roberts
Brayden Roberts

since when did colorful and pretty become non-gay?

Brandon Johnson
Brandon Johnson

I haven't used an IM client in years.

get a friend

Ethan Bell
Ethan Bell

is it the kind of application written in javascript and html that runs inside a layout engine and consumes 200mb of ram?
if yes then kill yourself op

Landon Ward
Landon Ward

OK cool, how many texts you send a day?

Bentley Torres
Bentley Torres

modern '"""""""""""""apps"""""""""""""""

Noah Long
Noah Long

I'm sure it's based on messenger for desktop like discord is. It looks identical to fb messenger.

Henry Brooks
Henry Brooks

I plan on working in the gov

lol

Aiden White
Aiden White

It's actually written in Qt/C++. Get learned friendo

Jaxson Sullivan
Jaxson Sullivan

that's nice I would consider using it

Xavier Howard
Xavier Howard

colorful and pretty

Have you seen the new custom themes for Telegram desktop?

You can do whatever you want now.

Bentley Torres
Bentley Torres

I'll stick with wire the patricians choice.

Jason Roberts
Jason Roberts

So it is like LINE and Hangouts except no one uses it?

Jackson Hall
Jackson Hall

Telegram is used more than LINE.

Hangouts is pure botnet.

Aiden Collins
Aiden Collins

Telegram is used more than LINE.

Line has twice as many users. 218 mil v 100 mil.

Mason Sanchez
Mason Sanchez

Trumpinator?

Chase Murphy
Chase Murphy

Facebook is botnet
Hangouts is botnet
Telegram doesn't support VOIP
Signal doesn't have an autonomous desktop client
Whatsapp doesn't have an autonomous desktop client and it's a botnet

Why is there no good IM client, guys?

Jace Parker
Jace Parker

because normies will never use non-botnet shit

Elijah Baker
Elijah Baker

Wire. Or ring, if you're into distributed servers.

Adrian Morgan
Adrian Morgan

I only use it for the furry porn stickers.

Logan Howard
Logan Howard

fag

Jayden Jenkins
Jayden Jenkins

No VOIP
No Video Calls
No Voice Call
No Draw blank
Nope

Logan Stewart
Logan Stewart

An IM client without a user base is worthless.

Why would I use this if the 300 people that I have on Skype will remain on Skype?

Don't get me wrong, I despise Skype and wish everyone would migrate but as it stands right now there's no incentive and I would just have it installed because it looks pretty.

Blake Baker
Blake Baker

This is for people who aren't locked in like you and your gay friends.

Oliver Lewis
Oliver Lewis

GOGOGOGOGO

Q: Can I make calls or video calls via Telegram?
We may enable voice calls if we see significant demand in the future. The technology necessary for encrypted calls has indeed been created in our R&D dungeons.

Jack Thomas
Jack Thomas

I hope so, it's really stupid to have it as a browser extension

Christian Reed
Christian Reed

you better not be trollin

Hudson Brown
Hudson Brown

tfw when you realize they stole the design from whatsapp.

Lucas Cox
Lucas Cox

design? what design? there really isn't much there to speak of. it's just the default "modern" look a programmer would come up with.

Oliver Russell
Oliver Russell

Are you retarded or is this bait?

Ryan Nelson
Ryan Nelson

since fucking someone of the same sex became the only requirement for something to be considered gay

Jackson Campbell
Jackson Campbell

shit wrong person, here's your (You)

Jason Gomez
Jason Gomez

tfw when you realize they stole the design from whatsapp.
looks nothing like whatsapp even with this whatsapp theme

Jordan Evans
Jordan Evans

and they stole the design from the android sms client.
And they stole the design from...
There is two designs you can use:

name1: message a.
name2: longer message as a reply.

message a.
longer message as a reply.

The last one is easier to get a quick overview, but only works for two people.
The other one works for any number of people talking together.
You could also introduce a bunch of colors and keep the second design, but there is not a lot of ways you can design an IM client.

Nicholas Martin
Nicholas Martin

Me too :happypanda:

Oliver Ross
Oliver Ross

I would really like to start using it but the message balloons straight from mobile devices make it shit for very long conversations.

Liam Miller
Liam Miller

Terrorists and furries.

Blake Wright
Blake Wright

telegram

Just fucking kill yourself or get with the program and either use tox or GPG. And Signal if you want to chat with normie friends.

James Howard
James Howard

It's too late to find people that aren't "locked in" and also the reason it will fail.

Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis

I used it and it's great but..
no video and audio calls

Brody Diaz
Brody Diaz

which no one ever implemented in a major software.

I wonder why.

Just updated, fucking awesome.
10/10

Zachary Moore
Zachary Moore

Too bad I already moved to Riot/Matrix

Jeremiah Sanchez
Jeremiah Sanchez

Telegram
Sigh. Pic related. Pavel Durov isn't taking it seriously and is calling the allegations fake.

They're not. It's referring to the MITM hole he's never fixed since it was reported.

Fuck Telegram. They don't give a shit about security. Great marketing and UI, though.

secret chats and multi-device synchronisation
That wouldn't have been any problem if Telegram had been properly designed like Signal/Axolotl, Olm, the new OMEMO, etc.

Unfortunately MTProto was apparently designed by pure math PhDs, instead of cryptographers. That doesn't go even halfway to explaining how fucked up it is.

Why doesn't Signal have a good desktop app like this?
I'm not sure I'd call this a good desktop app, but you have a fair point here, and one I've raised with Moxie myself: using a Google Chrome extension (which is end-of-life) for a desktop messenger is incredibly silly, and obviously a desktop OS doesn't need to use GCM to wakelock reliably from Doze like Android does.

Wire is usable, even though it's JS/Electron. I think Signal might be trying something similar. It's still not exactly perfect but it's a step.

Oliver Edwards
Oliver Edwards

Is it open source?
Can I run a server on my own hardware?

If the answer to either of these questions is no then I'll just stick with IRC.

Angel Perry
Angel Perry

that looks like shit

Hunter Fisher
Hunter Fisher

Does Telegram's security still sucks ass? It did last time I checked.

Blake Peterson
Blake Peterson

it looks like the best IM client for all platforms
Consistent material design

Better luck next time.

Dominic Lee
Dominic Lee

Ty for notice. @themes in Desktop client if anyone else interested

Blake Stewart
Blake Stewart

M A T R I X
I
O
T

Christopher Smith
Christopher Smith

This is my main issue with the desktop client.

This is pretty nice.

Nathaniel Sanders
Nathaniel Sanders

It can't make calls or send sms, not gonna use it.

Parker Carter
Parker Carter

Is it open source?
Yes
Can I run a server on my own hardware?
Yes
Can I continue chatting with my irc/jabber friends using this app
Yes
Can I write my own bot/script for room management
Yes
Can I...
Yes.
There's literally no excuse for you not to switch to matrix right now and forget about everything else.

Tyler Kelly
Tyler Kelly

Too much material design. It looks like they copy pasted straight from Google. They could at least try and be original

Jason Mitchell
Jason Mitchell

Kik and Facebook Messager are what Normies use these days. It's less clunky and has more features than texting, and data is cheaper than texts in most places.

Brandon Williams
Brandon Williams

wire
not signal

:-)

Anthony Harris
Anthony Harris

tfw telegram is also botnet

Jason Scott
Jason Scott

give a fuck about smarthphones
We should use i2p bote

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