In particular, the application celebrated the other day the milestone of having exceeded 500 million active users. Among them, 25 million would have been registered in the last 72 hours. This instant messaging service, developed by the brothers Nikolai and Pavel Durov, had the intention of offering an alternative to WhatsApp with the plus of offering private messages.
These advantages over the Facebook application have only increased over the years. In addition, Telegram has been marking the route with new functions that WhatsApp has been copying such as stickers, gifs, messages that self-destruct and end-to-end encryption.
If you keep thinking about changing the messaging application even after the statement that WhatsApp published on social networks, in which it begins by directly addressing the most controversial rumor that, for some time, has been spreading about this application: “WhatsApp cannot see your messages private or listen to your calls, not Facebook “, we have good news. You do not need to get used to another interface nor do you have to learn to use Telegram, both are very similar in terms of functions, design and use.
- EDIT MESSAGES
How many times has the self-corrector played a trick on you in words like annual or wandering and you had to give explanations. If the error is in a WhatsApp group at work or with the rest of the parents at school, everything gets complicated. It is true that the application allows you to delete the message, but instead it will leave a “You deleted this message”, sneak and whistle, like Poe but in these modern times.
Telegram allows you to edit the sent message, it also has a small tip, underneath it will put “Edited” but in a much more discreet way and saving you having to write any type of explanation.
- DELETE WHEN YOU WANT
We mentioned before how annoying it is that WhatsApp indicates that you have deleted a message, also it only allows you to delete it for a period of time, then it will stay in the chat forever. However, Telegram allows you to delete messages at any time (we have tested it with messages from 2016), giving you the option to delete for yourself or for all members of the chat (either with another person or a group) and without leaving a trace. That is, without showing that you deleted one or more messages. The application allows you to delete files, photos, videos or audio messages in the same way.
- DELETE CONVERSATION
Telegram has an option within each conversation called Empty chat. A function that would have been great for Pimpinela because it is literally a ‘Forget me and turn around’. In case you give her a bad temper, she gives you a mere 5 seconds to decide if you want to forget forever that there was a conversation (or whatever) with that person or simply archive the chat and turn the page.
Telegram allows you to create a channel, whose operation is similar to that of a blog. You can write and share content that people who subscribe can see and share, although not writing or participating directly, but leaving comments on each publication you make.
- LIMIT ON GROUPS
In WhatsApp, a group can have up to 256 participants, in Telegram 200,000, an abysmal difference, that if it is a family group, with 200 left over but if they are thematic, of neighborhood initiatives, of alumni of a University or similar massive things, 200,000 it fits a lot more. In addition, in the case of channels, Telegram allows a limited number of subscribers
- SECRET CHATS
As if you were a double agent for the CIA and KGB, Telegram allows you the option to create secret chats with added features as interesting as messages that self-destruct in seconds, prevent screenshots from being taken (or warn that they have been taken). ), prevent message forwarding, and all with end-to-end encryption.
- DOES NOT DEPEND ON THE SIM
Telegram does not depend on the mobile phone. It is true that when creating an account, ask for a phone number, but then you can use Telegram on different devices and on the same smartphone without depending on the SIM. In addition, thanks to this flexibility, it allows you to create a nickname with which they can add you to contacts without knowing your phone number.
- GROUPS BY GEOLOCATION
As if it were Tinder, Telegram allows you to find users and public groups close to you. Not to flirt (although each one decides what to do with the tools), but to find groups of neighborhood proposals, volunteering in the neighborhood and other cooperative initiatives. Of course, by default, the accounts are not visible to other users by geolocation unless it is modified manually.
- CONTROL FORWARDINGS
Telegram allows you to control which people can forward your messages. Why? When you forward a message from one user to another, this application indicates the author of the message with a link to their contact or account. A function that can be overridden, making forwards anonymous in terms of their authorship.