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

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Ed had the right to be emotional. I know how it feels to see fake accounts with your name scamming people. For 3 years @facebook and @instagram have been ignoring complaints and allowing ad campaigns that promote scam projects using my name and image. It's annoying.
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Replying to @Snowden
This channel is about a week old and never had a "verified" mark. It's unlikely the team was even aware about this channel. All you had to do was to let @telegram know about it. It is now marked as "fake" and removed from search results, just like other similar channels.
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Replying to @BTCVIX @telegram
I made sure the limit was raised to 5000 concurrent participants for voice chats yesterday. I see t.me/wallstreetbets has about 1,5K participants right now. Thanks for stress testing – it allows us to identify and fix issues like this.
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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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The @telegram update with videocalls is supposed to go live today, on the 7th birthday of the app. The only reason you are unable to download the updated version is Apple's failure to take a few minutes to review it. We sent them the app for review a few days ago.
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Replying to @FortniteGame
As a fan of Fortnite (and freedom), I fully support Epic Games in their fight against Apple. The fact that users and developers have been allowing Apple to hold them in digital slavery for over 12 years is an insult to humanity.
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Impact (one of the standard fonts included with Mac). I didn't have time for customs fonts.
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A few posters for our office in Dubai I designed last week.
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Replying to @chrismessina
The authorities refer to my public statement in Russian here t.me/durov_russia/22. Our counter-terrorism efforts in their entirety are described here t.me/ISISwatch and in the Privacy Policy telegram.org/privacy. There are no sudden changes / secret deals.
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Your reasoning implies people are stupid and can't be trusted for their own good. I disagree. The growth of the open ecosystems (Android, Windows, MacOS) shows people are smart and prefer freedom of choice. It is telling that the sales of iPhones are in decline.
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Exactly. Steam has competition on Windows, and other stores such as the Epic Store forced Steam to decrease the 30% tax and improve their terms. On iOS you're stuck with "the App Store". The result: higher prices and lower quality for consumers. No competition = no progress.
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They do – and this is one of the reasons I've been using Android for the last few years. Unfortunately, Google is trying to make installing self-hosted apps more difficult with Android 11. These companies shouldn't be allowed to get away with limiting the freedoms of billions.
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Replying to @Khalikov_ruslan
The solution to end Apple abuse of monopoly power is simple: allow users to install apps directly or via alternative app stores, not just through the Apple-run AppStore that imposes the 30% cut, censorship and lack of privacy. Just replicate how apps get installed on desktops.
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