[kde-community] Telegram Relay Service

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Sat May 7 13:27:26 BST 2016

> El 7 may 2016, a las 07:26, Myriam Schweingruber <myriam at kde.org> escribió:
> Also, Telegram is
> intrusive, as the web client only works if you have it running on your
> phone as well, which eats up battery life to no end,

This is not true. The web client connects directly to Telegram in the same way as the phone client or the desktop client. It doesn't need your phone active. It doesn't even need the app installed on your phone (not sure about first-time signup).

WhatsApp Web does everything through your phone (and people hate it). Telegram Web doesn't.

> and the breach of
> privacy because you have to share your private phone number with
> people you don't know in RL,

People can contact you via your "alias" without needing your phone number, in which case they won't see your phone number either. You can also join a group whether you have an alias name or not, and others in the group will not see your phone number (unless they already have it in their contacts).

I don't disagree with your other points, just avoiding misinformation on the above two.


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