Siraj Abbas
May 31, 2017 · 3 min read

11 Reasons why you should use Telegram instead of Whatsapp

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Whatsapp is the most engaged top social messaging application owned by the giant Facebook corporation. It was one of the biggest gulps of acquisition. It is a known fact that most of the smartphone users are the users of Whatsapp messenger. If there is a competent for Whatsapp, in all probability it might be the Telegram. But the freaks, geeks cult prefer Telegram than Whatsapp. Why? Here are the comparison points.

History

WhatsApp was incorporated in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, both former employees of Yahoo!. After Koum and Acton left Yahoo! in September 2007, the duo traveled to South America as a break from work. At one point they applied for jobs at Facebook but were rejected.

The telegram was launched in 2013 by brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov, who previously founded the Russian social network VK, but had to leave the company after it was taken over by Mail.ru Group.

How is Telegram better than Whatsapp

  1. Unlimited server storage

Telegram provides unlimited storage. Means all your text messages, images media files & documents will be saved on their cloud. You can log out and log in any number of times from any number of devices simultaneously without losing any data, you don’t need to worry about backup & restore. You can view the active sessions and see on which devices are you logged in now. Thereby you can download any file any time anywhere.

2. Media compression

Users can choose whether to compress the image and video or send the uncompressed version.

3. Group member number capacity

A normal group capacity in Telegram is 200. But when this is reached the Group transforms to a Super Group with a capacity of 5000. (A Super Group has some more features than a Normal Group)

4. Username feature

You can communicate with anyone on telegram even if you don't have the contact number of others. This ensures the privacy of the user’s contact number.

5. Channels

A channel is somewhat similar to groups, which can accommodate an unlimited number of members. The creator of the channel can decide who can post and other members can view the posts.

6 Multi-platform support

Telegram is available for Android, ios, windows phone, windows pc, Mac os, Linux os and even through any browser.

7. Secret chat

Secret chat is a kind of end to end encrypted chat in which one can set self-destruct timer. The messages will be automatically deleted when the timer hits. It is possibly not able to hack in any way.

8. Bots

It is a piece of program which is based on AI and machine learning at a small level. It can perform various tasks. For example, an image bot can fetch images from the name.
There are multiple types of bots. Popular bots are Image bot, sticker bot, gif bot.

9. Voice calls

The latest version of telegram supports voice calls.

10. Sends any kind of file

Users can send any kind of file through Telegram. Whatsapp limits video, images & document type files. This is not nice for advanced users.

11. Multiple sessions

Users on telegram can log in on multiple devices at the same time and able to receive messages on all devices.
They can remember their sessions on even browsers too. This is a cool feature.

Pros of Whatsapp

  1. Voice & video calls

Unlike Telegram Whatsapp supports both voice and video calls. If you have a strong mobile internet connection then you will get an awesome quality of calling. It takes low data usage for calling someone. So it is a very good point about Whatsapp.

2. Delivery and read notification

Whatsapp informs the sender about the delivery and reads the status of the other user in a timely manner. It is a super cool feature.

3. End to end encryption everywhere

Whatsapp uses end to end encryption everywhere. Telegram uses it only for secret chat.

As per my experience, Telegram is faster than WhatsApp, many features and great updates regularly. so I love it more than WhatsApp. Assume a friend of mine sends a pervy pic to me(which is very rare since not many use it ) I can download it and watch and yet not having to save it in the gallery, thus reducing the danger of others finding it on my mobile.

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