Have you considered the alternative?

@jomo yeah it was very different back in 2012 before Facebook got their hands on it.
Everyone switching to Signal :signal: now. I would recommend doing so as well.

@jomo If I'm not mistaken, June 2012 was a few months before they even introduced transport encryption.

@stuartbrand I think it was free for a limited time when it launched, then 1$ until 2013, then 1$/y after the first year until 2016, then the user became the product

@ShintoPlasm Telegram really isn't any better in this regard. And usually not even end-2-end-encrypted. Try Signal, Threema, Matrix, or Wire!

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