Last week, Telegram was very “hot” - we were busy polishing coarse stains in our new iOS application and connectivity issues, not enough time to sleep. However, there is no other company in the world that I would prefer to work on. In Telegram, we have the rare freedom to do what our users expect from us, protecting their interests.
The recent exodus of WhatsApp founders is a good example of what you get if you sell your company. You can make some money, but you lose something much more valuable — your integrity and your ability to continue to improve the lives of hundreds of millions of people.
It became known last week that for years WhatsApp had a backdoor — anyone with whom you had a video call could potentially read all your messages. Even if there are no more backdoors left (which seems unlikely), WhatsApp has other flaws that make most of the messages sent through the application available to third parties.
In the long run, the promises of corporations like Facebook simply did not materialize, since these corporations give priority to maximizing profits for servicing their users. And this is what makes Telegram so unique - the only thing that will ever matter to us is your interests.