Telegram X is a fast alternative official Telegram client with experimental features

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Telegram is an increasingly popular messaging app thanks to its focus on security and the free price tag. An alternative client called Challegram popped up a while back, and now the developers of Telegram have acquired it and changed the name to Telegram X. It includes all the basic messaging features from the regular Telegram app, but there are a few experimental features, too.

Telegram X is built to be noticeably faster and smoother than the main Telegram app—the animations are really impressive. You can also long-press on conversations to get a pop-up preview. Night mode? That's included in the app as well. The text size is also fully configurable.

The original Challegram app acquired by Telegram was based on the open TDLib (Telegram Database Library), but it's not alone in that respect. The devs must have seen something special in this client to snap it up. It's already excellent, but maybe it'll become the main Telegram app some day. For now, you can install Telegram X and log in with your existing account to give it a shot.

Source: Android Police

App Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/...allegram&rdid=org.thunderdog.challegram&pli=1
 
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Ockie

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IMO this one. The animations is really smooth, and I love the way "Plain" chat mode, instead of chat bubbles
Bubbles for me. Non bubbles makes a conversation difficult to read for me. Then again, I am blond so perhaps that explains it. :eek:
 

backstreetboy

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Progressive web apps. They act like locally installed apps and have the same system features like notifications. Just go to web.telegram.com on your chrome browser and sign up then add shortcut to homescreen.

Another great one is the mobile.twitter.com app. Works on desktop too and scales beautifully. Some more here https://pwa.rocks/
 

Ockie

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Progressive web apps. They act like locally installed apps and have the same system features like notifications. Just go to web.telegram.com on your chrome browser and sign up then add shortcut to homescreen.

Another great one is the mobile.twitter.com app. Works on desktop too and scales beautifully. Some more here https://pwa.rocks/
Oh ok. Thank you :)

But that wont work as well on phones though surely.
 

rorz0r

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Sure. Question though. If you are completely offline, will you be able to at least read conversations of already delivered messages, etc.?
That's a big part of what makes something a pwa instead of just a website. Android/Chrome now actually add the pwa to your "apps" within the launcher and within the device settings apps page. You can choose if you want a shortcut on the homescreen or not. Microsoft are also now big into PWAs and support them on their "store".
 
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That's a big part of what makes something a pwa instead of just a website. Android/Chrome now actually add the pwa to your "apps" within the launcher and within the device settings apps page. You can choose if you want a shortcut on the homescreen or not. Microsoft are also now big into PWAs and support them on their "store".
Yeh, no thanks.

 
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