Telegram announced Telegraph
Telegram was a messaging platform. Even though it managed to gain a total of 100 million users in under 3 years, it is still behind Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp. Now, they have a new blog, Telegraph, to go along with their messaging app.
Telegraph’s purpose is simple. It is a blogging platform, like Medium, but allows you to post without registering an account or logging with any social media.
However, other than the anonymous posting feature, it works and looks like Medium. You can write either short or long posts depending on your desires. Telegraph also allows you to embed photos to your blog posts. Hitting upon the Publish button, your post will appear in the service instantly, although you can choose to share it on other social media platforms. However, the layout Telegraph is using designed to work best on the service itself.
Nevertheless, such a simple anonymous platform have its own downsides. For example, if you happen to lose the link for your post, it is pretty hard to track it down. If the cookies enabled though, it won’t be a huge problem, but in any case, Telegraph does not offer a history for you.
Besides, it appears that the service has open doors for trolls and spammers. Even on the social networks services which require an account, scam and abuse are two of the many problems we are dealing with.
However, in any case, Telegraph shows that Telegram wants to expand beyond a messaging platform.