Telegram may be the most popular messaging services in the world, yet there is still many who don't what still about it. The app is often name-dropped in discussions regarding online privacy and security, but aren’t all messaging apps secure? Don’t apps like Whats App and Facebook Messenger also have the fabled “end-to-end” encryption? What makes Telegram so special?
What is Telegram?
Telegram is a cross-platform cloud-based instant messaging, video calling and VoIP service. Users can send messages and exchange photos, videos, stickers audio and files of any type.
Telegram is also available in the platforms of Android, iOS, windows phone, windows, mac OS, and GNU/Linux in addition to a wed app.
On 24 April 2020 Telegram announced it had reached 400 million monthly active users. According to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the number of monthly Telegram users as of October 2019 is 300 million people worldwide
When was Telegram invented?
Telegram was launched in 2013 by the brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov. Previously, the pair founded the Russian social network VK, which they left when it was taken over by the Mail.ru Group.
Who is the Developer of Telegram?
Pavel Durov is the founder and majority owner of messaging app Telegram Messenger, which has more than 300 million users worldwide.
How does Telegram help to the society?
You can write to your phone contacts and find people by their usernames. As a result, Telegram is like SMS and email combined — and can take care of all your personal or business messaging needs. In addition to this, we support end-to-end encrypted voice calls .
Telegram Messenger: Just another messaging app?
Telegram’s similarity to other more popular messaging apps is a major part of why some people either haven’t heard of it or aren’t interested in using it — If they already use a messaging app and it serves them well, why would they consider another?
Telegram’s headline feature is privacy, and to ensure this it employs end-to-end encryption. This is what stops those outside a two-way conversation — be it a company, the government, hackers, or someone else — from seeing what has been sent.
For the average person, using Telegram doesn't necessarily mean their messages are more private or secure than when using Whats App.
Which country uses Telegram app the most?
In which markets is Telegram most popular? As of 2016, it was estimated that there were 20 million Telegram users in Iran. The BBC reported that this may have been as high at 50 million as of April 2018. At this point, the app was banned in the country – though it can still be accessed through VPNs.+*
Stories and status?
Telegram lacks the Stories feature of some competing messaging apps which lets you post images or short videos without messaging a contact directly. Admittedly it isn’t an essential feature for most people.
How is Telegram better than Whats app?
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.
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.
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. Whats app 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 Whats app
1. Voice & video calls
Unlike Telegram Whats app 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 Whats app.
2. Delivery and read notification
Whats app 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
Whats app 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.
At last guys if you like to use telegram then download it. Use for your safety purpose and also you can send any folder or a document up to 2 GB.
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