Telegram on Apple Carplay
Telegram on Apple Carplay
Messaging applications have become our preferred method of communication, allowing us to connect with friends anytime, anywhere. While Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp are the best known of them, an app has recently appeared that claims to be the most secure of them, disrupting the market. This app is called Telegram Messenger and is now available on Apple Carplay.
WHAT IS TELEGRAM?
Telegram is an online messaging app that works in the same way as the popular messaging apps WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. This means that you can use it to send messages to your friends while connected to Wi-Fi or mobile data. Telegram is cloud-based and claims to prioritize security and speed, making it a good alternative to other popular messaging apps. The service was launched in 2013 and has since reached 200 million monthly active users.
Telegram, founded by Pavel Durov, the Russian behind VKontakte (VK), Russia's largest social network, claims to combine the speed of WhatApp with the ephemeral nature of Snapchat. Like WhatsApp, Telegram is also able to see your friends' online status and attach and share photos, videos, locations, contacts and documents.
Security is a distinctive feature of Telegram. Telegram claims that all of its activities, including chats, groups and media shared between participants, are encrypted. This means they won't be visible without first being decrypted. The app also lets you set a self-destruct time for messages and shared media, ranging from two seconds to a week, through its built-in "Secret Chat" feature. It also offers end-to-end encryption, leaving no trace on Telegram's servers.
The security of the "secret chat" can also be verified with an image used as an encryption key. By comparing your encryption key with your friend's encryption key, you can effectively verify that your conversation is secure and not vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks.
HOW TO USE IT
On Apple Carplay, the famous Telegram application can be used and installed like any other messaging application. You can download it from the Apple App Store - look for the paper airplane logo. After you get past the home screen, you'll be prompted to enter your phone number, then add your name and photo. The next step is to find friends and start chatting. Now all you have to do is launch Apple Carplay via USB or wirelessly in your vehicle to enjoy it directly on your dashboard screen.
This application is directly linked to Siri, which will allow you to write while having your hands on the wheel and be focused on the road. It works in a similar way to the Whatsapp application on Carplay.