Telegram

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Telegram
URL http://telegram.org
Status Online!
Archiving status Not saved yet
Archiving type Unknown
IRC channel #telegrab (on hackint)

Telegram is a mostly open source chat system (web and app-based) which acts as a social network due to features like group chats and channels, originally intended as a drop-in replacement for WhatsApp.

Like Facebook pages/groups and Twitter, Telegram chats can contain a significant amount of history (text, audio/video and images) of various online communities, as well as personal digital history of course. Means of exporting:

Telegram Channels

Channels on Telegram are essentially public streams of posts, similar to Twitter or RSS.

Since 2019-06-01 (update blog post), it is possible to "preview" channels on the web, e.g. @Telegram. This can possibly be used to archive Telegram channels with ArchiveBot. Messages can be scraped without JavaScript, however not all attachments are available.

A List Of Notable Channels

See also

Instant messengers
'80s

talkIRC

'90s

ICQAIMYahoo! MessengerMSN MessengerJabber/XMPPQQ

'00s

SkypeGoogle TalkFacebook MessengerWhatsApp

'10s

KikViberSnapchatLineTelegramSlackGitter
KeybaseSignalMusical.ly/TikTokMatrixDiscordInstagram