Well, for starters, Telegram is open source. Secondly, it’s totally ad free—and the developers are promising to keep it so forever! Tickle your taste buds yet?
Here’s a quick look at Telegram’s features:
- Ability to send unlimited messages, photos, videos and other files (doc, zip, mp3, etc.) to people who are in your phone contacts (and have Telegram)
- The app is cloud-based with automatic syncing—access your messages from multiple devices including a desktop browser
- Messages are heavily encrypted—they are even offering a reward of $200,000 to anyone who can crack their encryption, how about that!
- Create groups of up to 200 contacts
- ‘Delivery’ and ‘Read’ notifications
- Secret chats that use end-to-end encryption, leaving no trace on Telegram’s servers. Once deleted, they are gone forever—from the devices of both the sender and the recipient
- Ability to set secret chats to self-destruct, and block message forwarding
- Emoji emoticons
- I haven’t made a comparison analysis yet—but they claim to be the fastest in message delivery!
Here are the most important aspects of Telegram summarized in a picture:
With so many messaging apps already out there, do you think there’s space for yet another one?