Founder, CEO at @telegram (2013), founder, ex-CEO of @vkontakte (2006), part-time troll.

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Joined September 2008
Exactly 7 years ago Telegram started as an iPhone app. Today we are launching encrypted Video Calls – first on Android due to reasons explained below. Unlike 2013, 2020 is a year when most mobile apps (including Telegram) are best used on an Android phone. telegram.org/blog/video-call…
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Pavel Durov retweeted
Epic Games has defied the App Store Monopoly. In retaliation, Apple is blocking Fortnite from a billion devices. Visit fn.gg/freefortnite and join the fight to stop 2020 from becoming "1984" nitter.net/i/broadcasts/1Yp…

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A few posters for our office in Dubai I designed last week.
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We enabled our anti-censorship tools in Belarus so that Telegram remained available for most users there. However, the connection is still very unstable as Internet is at times shut off completely in the country.
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Apple and Google impose an insane 30% sales tax on all digital goods sold on every mobile phone in the world. The result – users pay higher prices, start-ups and entire industries get destroyed or never appear. Regulators have been ignoring this absurdity for 10 years.
"Apple this week is getting publicly dragged for digging in its heels over its right to take a cut of subscription-based transactions that flow through its App Store. Almost unbelievably, it’s doing so so in the middle of antitrust investigations" techcrunch.com/2020/06/17/ap…
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New emoji! Last one comes with free phone hack.
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We support free speech and peaceful protest, but terrorist propaganda has no place on our platform. The success of our ongoing anti-ISIS efforts proves that you don’t have to sacrifice privacy for security. You can – and should – enjoy both. t.me/durov/111
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So what's the main use case for archiving chats - why do some folks request this feature?
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Should I start announcing Telegram product updates here 🤔 telegram.org/blog/autoplay
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