Some similar apps are Telegram O Signal , since the success of using these platforms depends to a large extent on their popularity in your country and whether your family and friends with whom you communicate regularly also use it.
As revealed Airnow data, in charge of monitoring application downloads and usage, since the start of the year, Telegram and Signal have recorded more downloads than WhatsApp, with a particular focus on Latin American countries.
Telegram reported on January 13 in its communication channel which already has 500 million active users, noting that in the last 72 hours alone, more than 25 million users have joined the network.
We explain everything you need to know about the new WhatsApp policy.
What does Telegram offer that WhatsApp doesn’t?
WhatsApp and Telegram are communication platforms with which you can do everything, including video calls, and not just send text messages, which the vast majority use it for.
From its earliest stages, WhatsApp has opted for ease of use, which has allowed its use to spread even among the elderly with less knowledge of handling a mobile.
Telegram, for its part, continues to be a bit more nimble when it comes to implementing news and certain tasks. It’s good when it comes to getting ahead of your competitor, but the user experience can be a bit more complex.
As far as security is concerned, the two platforms currently offer end-to-end encryption in communications, albeit in different ways. While WhatsApp offers it by default in all chats, Telegram applies it in secret chats.
Normal Telegram chats are still encrypted, but not end-to-end. On the bright side, Telegram’s added layer of security has other benefits like protection against screenshots and the use of self-destructing messages.
Another important point is that in order to activate your WhatsApp account you have to associate it with your cell phone number, while in Telegram it is not strictly necessary. This way you avoid sharing your phone number with people you might not want.
Both are cross-platform
As you know, WhatsApp Web It has long since launched its web service, so you can use it from your computer or tablet. From now on, it is essential that the mobile phone is switched on and connected to the Internet.
In the case of Telegram, the requirements are not that strict. Since this is a cloud-based service, you can connect to as many devices as you want without having to depend on pairing with your mobile phone.