Messenger for Telegram™

Messenger for Telegram™

Access to Telegram's web application in a separate window or tab and get notified when new messages received

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What is Messenger for Telegram™?

Messenger for Telegram™ is a Firefox add-on by Chandler Stimson. This add-on has 109 daily active users and a good user rating of 4.00. The latest version, 0.1.0, was updated 2 years ago.

Stats date:
Users: 109 ▲ 3
Rating: 4.00 (1)
Version: 0.1.0 (Last updated: 2021-01-13)
Creation date: 2021-01-13
Weekly download count: 8
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • contextMenus
Size: 67.80K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
This extension opens the official Telegram's web client in a sandboxed window or a browser tab. If an existing window is found, the extension activates the window without opening a new instance. Also, when the interface is open, the extension updates its badge number based on the total unread conversions that the user has. This number ignores muted conversions. Also, automatically updates when a conversion is read.

After installation, if you haven't used Telegram on this browser yet, you will need to login into your Telegram account. Simply, press the newly added icon on the toolbar area (the icon might be inside the extensions panel; if so pin the icon to the toolbar area). Now enter your Telegram's phone number and check another device that has a Telegram client on it. Enter the PIN code into the web client and wait for Telegram to sync your data. If you already have open Telegram tabs, make sure to refresh them for the extension to inject the badge monitoring script into these pages.

To protect user privacy, this extension does not send any data to any server whatsoever. It is only a shortcut to access your beloved messenger.

What is Telegram?
Telegram is a freeware, cross-platform, cloud-based instant messaging software and application service similar to WhatsApp and Signal messengers. The service also provides end-to-end encrypted video calling, VoIP, file sharing, and several other features.

-- Legal
This extension is an open-source project to open the official Telegram's web client. It has nothing to do with Telegram development and is an independent project.
Risk impact

Messenger for Telegram™ requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Messenger for Telegram™ has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Firefox add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Firefox add-on reputation on Firefox Browser Add-ons, the amount of time the Firefox add-on has been around, and other signals about the Firefox add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Firefox add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
hi, thanks for the extension, I wonder if possible to keep the windows size for the pop-up window when you restart the browser, right now always open with a full size that extent more than my vertical size of the monitor.
by GODIE, 2022-10-08
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