Telegram launches Telegraph; a new blogging platform for anonymous publishing

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Credit: https://telegram.org/blog/instant-view

With technology, you never know what’s going to happen next. Things are fast shaping up, social media and technology are making life so easy for every one of us. Telegram, one of the massively underrated private chat app in the world, has launched a new tool called Telegraph for publishing stories on the web anonymously.

The lightweight blogging platform only requires you to add your name and title when publishing an article. You can even add text and format it with Markdown, embed images from your computer, tweet, and videos from both YouTube and Vimeo.

“Today we are launching Telegraph – a publishing tool that lets you create rich posts with markdown, photos, and all sorts of embedded stuff. Telegraph posts get beautiful Instant View pages on Telegram,” Telegram announced on Wednesday in a blog post.

Sharing your post is pretty easy too; simply hit the ‘Publish’ button and post the URL to social network or send it to your contacts via email and other messaging platforms. Post editing is also enabled in case you feel like. You can always do this as long as your current browser session remains active.

For quick publishing, Telegraph is not a bad option for bloggers who would like to send their posts out as soon as they could. No registration, no profile is needed, and no comment section. The real issues for me, and maybe for some other people out there is how to avoid being impersonated. Someone could publish a post and add your name to it, which could affect your online personality.

Of course, users still have to deal with the small issues of trying to find a missing link. This is made even more difficult due to the fact that no history or user account is attached to a link. That said, Telegraph is pretty new and could take some time to get used to. For instance, you still need time to figure out how to grab the URL of your first post. Things like this could take time actually, but it’s worth mentioning that Telegram is shaping up to change things a bit.

Nonetheless, Telegraph is a great platform I think a lot of people might want to use to publish anonymously.

Instant View

Telegram also announced a new feature for the chat app called Instant View. Like Twitter and Facebook, the new feature has an article preview and a feature image to make clicking a link more appealing than a URL.

Early in October, Telegram launched bot-powered in-app games with graphics and sounds. Telegram said there are hundreds of games coming to the chat app; so you can expect more games to be added soon. Starting a game on the chat app is also as easy as using the app—you can start by typing “@gamee” in a group and choose a game to start playing with your friends. What makes these games more interesting to play on the chat app is the fact that they have graphics—quite different from the text-based.


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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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