Telegram, Telegram X apps now back on App Store after brief hiatus

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New Delhi | Published: February 2, 2018 10:57:06 AM

While the reason of the removal of the apps was not clear at that time, Telegram CEO Pavel Durov cleared the air in a post on Twitter that said Apple removed the apps due to “inappropriate content” that was delivered to the apps users.

The Telegram and Telegram X apps have re-appeared on the App Store as the company took the feedback seriously and apparently removed some objectionable content. (Source: Reuters)

Telegram app that mysteriously vanished from the App Store on iPhone and iPad earlier this week is now back. Earlier this week, Telegram and Telegram X apps were removed from the App Store that many users reported within hours of the launch of Telegram X for Android. While the reason of the removal of the apps was not clear at that time, Telegram CEO Pavel Durov cleared the air in a post on Twitter that said Apple removed the apps due to “inappropriate content” that was delivered to the apps users.

The Telegram and Telegram X apps have re-appeared on the App Store as the company took the feedback seriously and apparently removed some objectionable content. Durov tweeted on Thursday, “We were alerted by Apple that inappropriate content was made available to our users and both apps were taken off the App Store. Once we have protections in place we expect the apps to be back on the App Store.” Both Telegram and Telegram X apps are now back on the App Store after the brief hiatus.

The removal of Telegram apps from the App Store followed the launch of Telegram X on Android, which was previously speculated as one of the reasons for the removal of apps on iOS. However, the reason for the removal is now clear.

Earlier this week, some Reddit users reported that both the Telegram messaging apps disappeared from the App Store. Moreover, a Reddit user claimed to have received a message from Telegram support saying that the removal of Telegram and Telegram X was done by mistake and they will be back soon in the App Store. “This is not intended (source: Telegram Support). Hopefully, it will be resolved quickly. Both versions should come back soon,” the support message read.

In line with the above incident, Telegram announced the Telegram X app for Android this week. The Telegram X app is a lightweight version of the original app experimented to bring speed, better animations, and improved usability. It comes with features such as a redesigned music player, attachment menu, and optimised profiles along with a bubble-free mode for chats. The Telegram X app is now available to download in the Google Play store.

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