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SovTech is an award-winning software and mobile app development company. With over a decade of engineering experience, along with over 200 tech professionals, we are experts in building custom mobile applications for any business, in any industry.

Our multidisciplinary teams, comprising tech-enthusiasts with elite and varied development expertise, are geared towards building scalable products that service growth-focused businesses. We strive to deliver bespoke solutions that innovate using cutting edge technologies and cloud software at competitive and flexible rates.

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What is Telegram?

Telegram is a cross-platform chat app with enhanced privacy and encryption. Most messages are encrypted from client to server, however Secret Chat messages are encrypted from end to end. Telegram also allows you to have group chats and send self-destructing messages.

The History of Telegram

The brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov founded Telegram in 2013. Previously, the two co-founded the Russian social network VK, which they abandoned in 2014, claiming it had been taken over by Putin’s friends. After defying government pressure, Pavel Durov sold his remaining ownership in VK and departed Russia.



Migrate Phone Numbers

Have you ever wanted to change your phone number and been concerned about transferring all of your contacts and other data to the new number? While this may seem like a lot of work, Telegram takes care of everything for you. You can quickly change your account's phone number without losing any of your chats or connections. To update your Telegram phone number, go to Settings (which is inside the left menu on Android). On the iPhone, touch Edit in the top-right corner of the next menu. On Android, this step isn't required. Then select Change Number from the drop-down menu and follow the on-screen instructions. All messages, clients, and media will be forwarded to your new mobile number. Furthermore, Telegram will instantly add your new phone number to all of your contacts' address books. Telegram also allows you to utilize many accounts at the same time if you don't want to migrate. To add an account on Android, tap your contact info in the left sidebar to expand the account switcher and select Add Account. On the iPhone, go to the profile page and hit Edit, then Add Another Account. You may use this to divide your personal and business lives on Telegram without having to switch to another communication program. Located at the upper-right corner. On Android, this step isn't required.


Multiple Profile Pictures

Telegram, speaking of multiples, allows you to add several profile photos. While your contacts will see your most recent photo as your profile picture, they can swipe to see the remainder of your photos. Open Settings to add new profile photos. Tap the camera icon in the top-right corner of your Android device. Tap the Edit button on your iPhone and select Set New Photo or Video. You can snap a new photo, upload an existing one, look for a new image on the internet, or delete your current photo. Here you may see anything you've ever uploaded by tapping your profile picture. You can scroll through them, or touch the Set as Main Photo option in the top-right menu (three dots on Android, Edit on iPhone) to replace your current profile picture with an older one.


Try Secret Telegram Chats

Default Telegram communications are still stored on Telegram's servers, despite the fact that all Telegram chats are client-server encrypted. This makes it easier to view your communications across numerous devices, but it may create privacy concerns. You can build secret chats with end-to-end encryption for optimum anonymity. Because these aren't kept on Telegram's servers, they can only be accessed by your phone. When one of the parties deletes a message, it is deleted from both devices. You can even set a self-destruct time for all media if you want.



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Cost of building an app like Telegram

£65 000


Benefits of custom over off-the-shelf software​

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