What are the advantages of Telegram compared to WhatsApp? – WhatsApp is indeed an instant messaging application that was born earlier than telegram, this makes WhatsApp almost owned by every smartphone owner. And telegram is still very new to everyone, even telegram is still very used by a few people, especially in Indonesia.
In February, Telegram had just reached 100 million monthly active users and it is still far from WhatsApp which has been used by 1 billion monthly active users. Even though telegram users are still very small compared to WhatsApp, I personally still say that telegram is much better than WhatsApp. WhatsApp has more users than Telegram only because WhatsApp was born earlier and is more famous than telegram in the world of messaging, besides that it also gets the convenience of using Facebook because WhatsApp has been acquired by Facebook, and WhatsApp has a clean interface and a sign up process that easy.
Here’s a more complete reason why Telegram is better than WhatsApp? And consider some of the advantages and disadvantages between the two Telegram and WhatsApp short message applications below:
Pros and Cons of Telegram
Telegram is free instant messaging to download and install, this application is an open-source platform without ads, a clean interface, fast and at no cost, Telegram also adopts cloud or cloud technology.
Registering and using Telegram is actually very easy. You only need to use your phone number as your ID and it is very easy to interact with other users with the contacts in the phonebook on your smartphone (as long as they use the telegram app too). This is what actually makes this messaging app very similar to WhatsApp. However, Telegram offers more in this aspect.
Unlike WhatsApp, with telegram you can use a username to connect with other users even though you don’t have the user’s contact phone number that was used to register on Telegram. So, other users won’t see your number even when connected, which is why this messaging app is often considered very secure than WhatsApp.
When we compare to User Interface, there is no big difference between the two applications. As mentioned earlier, it is very easy to send and receive messages, contact management is no different, standard emojis are the same between the two applications.
The biggest thing that Telegram has to offer is security. Apart from being an open-source platform, this messaging app also makes use of MTProto which has 256-bit symmetric encryption, DH secures key exchange as well as RSA 2048 encryption. This is what makes telegram a highly secure application, even the developers have encouraged by offering $ 200,000 for every hacker who can find loopholes in the telegram system.
Just like WhatsApp, Telegram is a cross-app platform. It works well on Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Chrome, Mac and Windows OS. You can access this messaging application from various platforms and even on a web browser. It is also possible to log in to all supported devices at any given time without any problem and the message will appear the same on all platforms, because telegram is a cloud-based application so the synchronization process is very smooth. Another advantage is that if you are using the Telegram application via desktop, the Telegram application on your smartphone does not need to be active, as well as in a web browser.
The speed of the Telegram application is also admittedly very fast and smooth and rarely experiences interference. Sharing files on telegram also has a much larger capacity than on WhatsApp which is only limited to 16 MB, even various types of files are allowed on telegram. And indeed this Telegram application is not suitable for those of you who like to change status, because Telegram does not have a status feature.
If you enjoy chatting in groups or groups, you will enjoy this app even better because it offers double the capacity that WhatsApp has. You can include up to 200 participants in the Telegram group and it can even be upgraded to 1000 users at the same time, different from WhatsApp which is only 100 users. And it is also possible for you to use bot features to integrate with Telegram’s advanced API, something you won’t find on WhatsApp.
Pros and Cons of WhatsApp
WhatsApp is not free. You will have to pay for the use of WhatsApp in the second year, but indeed the asking fee is very small at $ 0.99 per year. There is no doubt that in terms of ease of use and functionality, WhatsApp is no different from Telegram. Signing up for WhatsApp requires a phone number and you can interact with people in your phonebook as long as they use WhatsApp too.
When it comes to security, nothing can be reassuring to WhatsApp, because WhatsApp is not an open source platform, this has caused many security breaches to occur on this messaging app.
WhatsApp is also a cross-platform application that will work on Android, iOS, Windows Phone and other mobile platforms. As previously mentioned, it has a WhatsApp Web PC client which can be accessed via a web browser. However, using a web client requires that you keep connected to the application on your active smartphone and your smartphone must also be connected to the internet.
WhatsApp is also quite fast, but usually inconsistent. Furthermore, although this app allows sharing of files, there are limitations on the type and size of the files concerned. For example, it only allows a file size of 16MB and cannot send file types such as PDF, .doc, .exe and many others. You also can’t use features Replies, Mentions, Hashtags, Forwards as in telegram.
Based on the facts above, of course you can determine for yourself that Telegram is a better application, has great sync capabilities, better security options and is very fast. Although WhatsApp is also simple and fast enough, it lags behind in certain key aspects that Telegram already has. But it does not rule out that WhatsApp will also compete with Telegram one day because we know that WhatsApp belongs to Facebook, which of course will not stay silent when their application gets a new rival.