While Telegram publicly disclosed ‘inappropriate behaviour’ as a reason for the removal, the exact type of content that triggered this is still unknown. As a report points out, the Telegram apps are a known hub for content related to pornography, terrorism as well as online scams, some revolving around cryptcurrencies. Apple, however, has not mentioned which one of these was the prime reason.
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The apps, however, returned to the Apple App Store within a few hours of removal. “Telegram is back in the App Store after being absent there since midnight” mentioned a recent tweet by Durov on Thursday.
Telegram is back in the AppStore after being absent there since midnight CET.
Every day 500,000+ users download Telegram for Android and another ~100,000 download Telegram for iOS.
Check out yesterday’s update for both platforms: https://t.co/AVsELnpOGK
— Pavel Durov (@durov) February 1, 2018
The crackdown on the Telegram app took place just a day after Telegram announced its Telegram X app for Android devices, in addition to the Telegram Database Library (TDLib) for third-party developers,
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