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Revision as of 22:14, 3 July 2022

Telegram logo
Telegram - 7-3-22.png
URL http://telegram.org
Status Online!
Archiving status In progress...
Archiving type Unknown
Project source telegram-grab
Project tracker telegram
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:

See also Bellingcat's guide.

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

Telegram official

Hong Kong pro-democracy movement / 2019–2020 Hong Kong protests


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2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

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See also

Instant messengers



ICQAIMYahoo! MessengerMSN MessengerJabber/XMPPQQ


SkypeGoogle TalkFacebook MessengerWhatsApp