Telegram Is Slowly Becoming the App for Messaging

Telegram had a good year in 2021. The messaging app hit one billion total downloads in August 2021. Following that, Telegram also gained 70 million new people in a single day when Facebook had a six-hour-long global outage in October 2021. Launched in 2013, the app has seen a change in the way it’s perceived over the last couple of years. Read on to find out how this change came around, and how Telegram became the anti-Facebook app for people.

The New Telegram

Telegram has gained a reputation for being the alternative to WhatsApp and Facebook. Recently, the company rolled out a new plan under that large channel owners will be able to publish sponsored posts and offer paid subscriptions. Out of these, Telegram will take a cut. This new plan will help monetize the app. Telegram has claimed that it will never offer targeted ads based on users’ data.

Is Telegram Truly Safe?

Elies Campo — who works for growth, partnership, and business development at Telegram — has spoken about how the Russian app still holds distrust for America. He also questions the transparency of the app, stating that their work is completely opaque. Campo also suggests that there’s always a possibility for Telegram to monitor somebody’s private communication, even though doing it on a large scale would be difficult. It is possible to deactivate the encryption between user and cloud for targeted accounts. Pavel Durov, the Russian entrepreneur and genius behind the app, has commented that he prefers to use his own channel for communication, where his words can’t be twisted. The company likes to keep its distance from communicating from the external world, stating that it could defocus them from work.

All The Ways The New iPhone 12 Can Be Charged

People were shocked when Apple announced the new iPhone 12 wouldn’t come with a charging brick in the box, especially when they also told us that the cable won’t work with the old USB charging bricks! However, there are several ways you can charge the new iPhone 12…

Buy a charging brick

Probably the simplest way to charge your new iPhone is just to buy one of the charging bricks that’s compatible with the new cable. They’re only $19 from the Apple store, or you can opt for fancier versions from other brands that include multiple ports. You know, for charging lots of things at once.


Apple have bought back their MagSafe branding which was originally used for MacBooks, just in time for the iPhone 12 launch. The official wireless offering is around $39 from the Apple store and is built specifically to magnetize to the best charging points on the back of the phone. This should mean optimal wireless charging for Apple fans.

Other wireless chargers

If you don’t want to hand over any more of your hard-earned cash to Apple, then there are plenty of third-party wireless chargers on the market that should do the trick. Basic wireless charging mats are likely to be quite a bit cheaper than the MagSafe branded one, but they may just be a little slower to charge.

Portable Charger

For those who like to get out and about, a portable charger is a must for the new iPhone 12. Companies like Anker and Aukey offer iPhone compatible USB-C models that won’t cost you a small fortune – and at least you’ll be able to take your phone out and about without worrying about it running out of juice.

It may be annoying that your old charger won’t work with your new iPhone, but at least there are plenty of options out there.