At this point, as a person looking at secure communication options, my options seem to be limited to fairly simple conversations, non-text, if we want the best security (signal), or trust Durov`s telegram, if we want fully equipped options that could be a viable alternative to privacy applications like Facebook Messenger. We need something that brings together the best of both worlds: Signal`s security focus and Telegram`s Focus feature. None of the options I have evaluated above meets the brand. You don`t “check” conversations as you check an endless stream: the conversation flows when there are enough people, but there is no algorithm to find and open an invisible chat message that you could process. What you get instead is an old-fashioned distraction: intentionally. In the worst case, food is a passive and casual experience. The group chat requires a certain degree of active engagement. No matter what the packaging made us seek the validation of glass-metal rectanchoirs in our pockets, it is evident in the group chat, as is the man on other social platforms. But this is happening on a human scale, with clear reactions from a handful of friends for a funny little joke, rather than on the alien scale of giant platforms, with endless likes for a Facebook message in which you dun on the president. The good news is that there are a number of ways to ensure that disagreements that begin with mobile messages end better, with more mutual respect and understanding. Telegram was built by brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov, Russian-born billionaires, who were previously famous for the Facebook clone Vkontakte (now UK). Pavel Durov was forced to leave VK in 2014 due to a dispute over the transfer of data from users of Ukrainian protesters.
The brothers then left Russia for Berlin and founded Telegram. However, Telegram does not have the default E2EE – you need to use the secret chat function to activate it. Like any social network, group chat has its own social mores and prerogatives. Each group chat contains recognizable archetypes – the out-of-it person who asks, “Wait, what?” on each conversation. the member (psychologically autonomous and professionally successful) who keeps the group cat mute, which means that he is not alerted every time someone sees a cobb salad – and spends regular cycles with high and low activity, depending on the schedules and time zones of the participants.