Telegram is an encrypted chat offers major privacy features for those interested, such as secret chats with self-destruct options. They also allow for enormous group chats of up to 200 people and even allow the sharing of media and document files.
Daniel Peled, the leader of the GEMS development team, said the following upon the announcement of the integration.
“Secure open-source code developed by Telegram helps us get to the market faster with all the messaging features, plus a critical mass of users with iOS and Android apps.”
Because of the Telegram integration, the GEMS development team says the development progress will have the added advantage of focusing all efforts toward more important features, such as the built-in Bitcoin/GEMS wallet and the airdrop referral program.
“The pace of Android development for GEMS was being questioned on the forums and we felt there was a gap that needed to be addressed. Momentum is important and we had to find a solution. Moving the GEMS Android app forward using Telegram is the best way for the GEMS team to help us all take back social media. All Android users should be very pleased.”
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