is a popular texting message, and Telegram
is an alternative of WhatsApp
that has gained mainstream interest after the acquisition of WhatsApp
by Facebook. While being really similar in features, I’ll be comparing them head to head so readers can have a decision!
At the core, both applications are similar, they both serve the same purpose, chat apps!
There are some differences, let’s take a look at them!
I made a table of comparison based on information available at the moment.
| Telegram VS Whatsapp comparison
While being very similar, whatsapp‘s killer edge is having voice calls, the option that Telegram doesn’t have and doesn’t plan on adding them to it’s feature set.
And the call quality is terrible for the same reason! So in the few months I had Whatsapp, I didn’t make a single call!
Another major draw is privacy concerns, Whatsapp edited the privacy agreement and shared data with it’s parent company (Facebook) which will use the data for “targeted advertising”.
Whatsapp has recently added Encryption, it’s not like the protection level that Telegram provides, but it’s a start (Telegram is an end to end application).