Neowin: Telegram introduces scheduled messages, reminders, improved theming, and more

Neowin: Telegram introduces scheduled messages, reminders, improved theming, and more. “Since its inception in 2013, Telegram has often delivered new features that can’t be found on most other messaging apps. The developers continue to add new features with more updates every now and then, and today it’s time for another one with version 5.11.”

Exclusive: Messaging app Telegram moves to protect identity of Hong Kong protesters (Reuters)

Reuters: Exclusive: Messaging app Telegram moves to protect identity of Hong Kong protesters. “The update to Telegram, planned for release over the next few days, will allow protesters to prevent mainland Chinese and Hong Kong authorities from discovering their identities in the app’s large group chats.”

MakeUseOf: The Best Telegram Channels and How to Use Them

MakeUseOf: The Best Telegram Channels and How to Use Them. “One of Telegram’s biggest advantages over similar chat apps is how easy it is to join channels and groups. Telegram channels allow you to meet up with people to talk about any topic you’re interested in. In this article we take a look at the best Telegram channels you should know about. With so many channels to sort through, we’ll show you some of the top picks.”

Neowin: Telegram 5.10 released with silent messages, slow mode, admin titles and more

Neowin: Telegram 5.10 released with silent messages, slow mode, admin titles and more. “Telegram has announced the availability of version 5.10 of its app for Android and iOS. The new update brings a slew of features including silent messages, slow mode, admin titles, video timestamps and thumbnail scrubbing, animated emoji, a new attachment menu on Android, and customisable accent colours on iOS.”

Lifehacker: How To Get Google Assistant To Read Notifications From Third-Party Apps

Lifehacker: How To Get Google Assistant To Read Notifications From Third-Party Apps. “Previously, Google Assistant could only read messages from Android Messages and Google Hangouts aloud — and not very well, either. Now, the sky is the limit: Google Assistant can read your messages from third-party apps such as Slack, WhatsApp, Discord, Telegram, and even Google’s own finicky apps like Google Voice.”

Cops and corgis: New Russian social media bot puts riot police where you least expect them (Meduza)

Meduza: Cops and corgis: New Russian social media bot puts riot police where you least expect them. “FreeOmon is a bot account based in the social network Telegram. Its sole function is to add Russian riot police to preexisting images. Any user who sends the bot an image file immediately receives a new-and-improved, highly secured version in return. “

The Verge: WhatsApp and Telegram media files aren’t so secure after they reach your phone

The Verge: WhatsApp and Telegram media files aren’t so secure after they reach your phone. “While they’re known for strongly encrypting messages in transit, apps like WhatsApp and Telegram may not always be able to keep files safe after they’re on your phone. Today, researchers from Symantec explain how hackers could use a malicious app to subtly alter media files sent through the services.”