Did Google try to buy the Telegram instant messaging app?

Edit messages in Telegram even after sending them

There was a rumour doing the rounds on the Internet that in 2015 Google tried to buy the Telegram instant messaging app. This link says that the acquisition was supposed to be worth $1 billion.

The news first surfaced in two different Russian tech news publications. Telegram is a Russian company headed by Pavel Durov and it is mostly known for their ability to exchange text messages in a highly encrypted form.

So did Google try to buy the Telegram instant messaging app? No, the founder of the app has told TechCrunch. He told the technology magazine, “Bullshit… I haven’t had any acquisition talks and meetings with Google. I am acquainted to Google people and Sundar of course, but acquisition, 1 billion – all of that is false.”

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Amrit Hallan is the founder of TechBakBak.com. He writes about technology not because "he loves to write about technology", he actually believes that it makes the world a better place. On Twitter you can follow him at @amrithallan

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