Yesterday, Telegram and the new Telegram X apps disappeared from the Apple App Store, but continued to stay on Google Play Store. Some attribute the disappearing of the apps to the recent launch of the Telegram X app for Android, but no such link was officially established. However, just a day later, the apps have been reinstated. They had apparently been pulled down by Apple. Also Read - Apple adds UPI, RuPay, net banking on App Store: How to add new payment methodsAlso Read - Happy Friendship Day 2021: How to send Friendship Day wishes Stickers on WhatsApp
Telegram CEO Pavel Durov yesterday tweeted that Apple had removed them because of “inappropriate content.” He added “Once we have protections in place we expect the apps to be back on the App Store.” Also Read - Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' job application sold for over Rs 2.5 crore
Durov earlier today tweeted the confirmation of the app s return.
Telegram X is essentially an experimental app that is committed to reinventing Telegram in terms of speed, quality of animations, ease of use etc. Users can log in with their regular Telegram account. As checked at the time of writing the story, both apps are available on Google Play Store.
This app is experimental and may or may not eventually replace the existing official app. But even if it doesn t, it will speed up the development of Telegram by allowing us to quickly test new approaches and technologies, said the Telegram team in a blog post.