What is Telegram? How Does Telegram Process Personal Data?

Telegram, a cloud-based instant message app, was launched in 2013. It has enjoyed a loyal user base ever since. It was created by Pavel Durov and Nikolai Durov.

It offers a secret chat option that uses end-to-end encryption and a regular chat option that is encrypted in Telegram Cloud. It's available on many mobile and desktop operating systems including iOS, macOS, and Android as well as Windows, and Linux. It can also provide different outstanding telegram channels  for entertainment purposes. 

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Telegram's popularity among Gen Z and millennial users is what sets it apart. It is used by many of my friends and I encourage them to do so because it is safer than other instant messaging apps such as WhatsApp Messenger or Facebook Messenger.

Telegram's spam prevention and abuse procedure include collecting information like IP addresses, device details, and history of username changes. If collected, this data is kept for a maximum period of 12 months before being erased. This gives malicious third parties ample time to access the data, if I may ask.

Second, Telegram moderators can read chat messages flagged as spam or abuse and determine if the allegation has merit. This is a common practice that can be used to read your messages on Telegram.

The app may also save aggregated metadata in order to personalize your experience. It might calculate a rating based upon who you most frequently message to create a customized list of contacts that appears when you open the Search menu.

These concepts are not uncommon in the digital age. Users need to know how sensitive data is handled before they share it with an app.

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