Telegram Offers Free Unlimited Cloud Storage

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Photo: wichayada suwanachun (Shutterstock) – Transmit huge files to anybody in the globe using Telegram’s obscure API. Free and limitless cloud storage is a common urban legend. If you’re persuaded to buy it, you’ll likely hear a lot of warnings about security and privacy issues. However, there is a free, unlimited cloud storage option that, as long as it remains available, is perfectly legitimate. Telegram is the method of delivery.

Unlimited file sharing is one of the most well-known features of Telegram, a renowned private chat app. As it turns out, Telegram’s cloud storage capability may be accessed through an API for developers. This Telegram API was leveraged by TeleDrive developers to build a cloud storage solution that takes use of this functionality.

All you have to do is use your Telegram username and password to log in to TeleDrive and begin uploading your files for free. You’re only limited by the amount of bandwidth you have available. You may only upload and download two gigabytes a day. If you don’t want to pay the $10/year cost, you may eliminate both.

In terms of privacy, TeleDrive has you covered: If you utilize Telegram’s internal storage, the message will appear in the saved messages area of your app.

That’s all really appealing. That being the case, what’s the bind? In our tests, we used many files to see how well the service held up. Even in the browser, you may see and hear the contents of video and audio files. There is just one serious drawback to this service: It relies on Telegram APIs. This service will cease to exist if Telegram limits or discontinues its cloud storage APIs. In addition, even though the TeleDrive website is free to access, it still requires its own server and development fees.

Screenshot: TeleDrive

Sponsors are helping to fund it at the moment, but eventually they want to put advertisements on the website (not on the dashboard). All that matters is that TeleDrive has enough cash to keep the lights on. In order to upload huge files utilizing TeleDrive, we suggest purchasing their $10/year plan (which, in the grand scheme of things, is pretty reasonable).

When uploading a file to TeleDrive, it is by default private, but you may make it public and create a URL that anybody can use to download the file, or you can use Telegram and share it with any Telegram user if you have their username. A messaging capability is provided for files that have been shared, but there is no true cooperation.

So, what’s the best way to make advantage of this feature? Using it as a supplementary or tertiary backup might be beneficial if you need to share or store a lot of huge data. However, we don’t advocate using it as a main backup because of its erratic behavior. It’s advisable to pay for iCloud, Google One, or OneDrive for this purpose. Visit their FAQ page to learn more about how the service works.