Telegram Review: Who needs WhatsApp when I can send a Telegram?

Here to replace Whats App

This will in all always sound as an endorsement of another messaging app that could easily replace Whats App. With over 400 million subscriber worldwide, What App has managed to conquer the hearts of many. Now  Welcome Telegram, an app works looks and behaves just like Whats App, After the devastating outage of Whats App over the weekend I had to think   twice and look for alternatives. The reason why i am not a fan of most messaging apps (skype or Google hangouts) is that they rely on my email details and yet with Whats App all you need is a mobile number and you are good to go.

The quick problem that presents its self is of course is security, Whats App has of late been notoriously been put on the podium for its security flaws, and despite the this loop hole millions of people still use it . Not that  I have anything to hide, its always good to have options. So over the weekend a friend of mine sent me a whats app introducing me to Telegram (the irony). Without hesitation, I went for it downloaded it from the Google play store and I was good to go.

A WhatsApp rip off that really works

The app’s UI is a pure rip off of  Whats App, and with no shame the makers or Telegram managed to make it work well with a few issues though. I can’t blame them though, because all they promised with their App was the at most security of your data unlike the competition. I fired up the app and set it up . All was working well until I tried to share multiple photos, a mere disaster as all options seemed not to work. Perhaps it was a user issue, I had to resort to sending one picture at a time till I got the job done. But of course thats not a deal breaker.  One thing they promised for sure is speed and the app is fluid as promised.

Secret Chatting

For those interested in privacy at its climax, the makers of Telegram added Secret Chats, which means they have put end-to-end encryption to ensure that a message can only be read by the person you want to send it to(not that we can prove that). The company claims that when you use Secret Chats one of its features, they will log nothing their servers and you can automatically program the messages to self-destruct from both devices so there is never any record of it. How cool is that!!!

Just like on Whats App, with Telegram, you can create group chats with up to 200 people almost ten times as much as the competition and so you can stay connected with everyone at once. They also allow, you can share videos up to 1GB assuming you have that data lying around, and forward any media you receive in an instant. All your messages are in the cloud, so you can easily access them from any of your devices.

 

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