Telegram launches anonymous blogging tool ‘Telegraph’
The makers of the secure messaging app Telegram have launched a blogging platform that allows you share your views completely anonymously.
The new app ‘Telegraph’ lets users create and publish posts filled with photos and embeds without any sign up or login.
However, while the promise of online anonymity in today’s digital age is enough to entice the most avid social media user, there is a potential drawback. Having no ‘history’ built into the app means any accidental – or intentional – deletion of content within a post means it’s gone.
The prospect of total anonymity does also open the door for a sea of internet trolls to do what they do best.
Introducing Instant View for articles, Jump to Date, Groups in Common, and Telegraph – a publishing tool. https://t.co/Vzp3onQrZn— Telegram Messenger (@telegram) November 22, 2016
Telegraph’s posts are designed to work with Telegram’s new Intant View feature which can quickly launch posts from sites such as Medium.
Increasing consumer awareness of web security and surveillance has seen a push for encrypted messaging apps. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden recently debated the encryption protection offered by services such as WhatsApp and Telegram with Telegraph founder Pavel Durov.
Durov suggested that users can themselves undermine app security by saving their messages in cloud services that will provide data to US investigators and other state authorities.