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Telegram

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Developer
Telegram FZ-LLC
Version
10.9.1
Downloads
1847.1M
Category
Communication
Android OS
Varies with device
Price
Free

There are many messaging apps with complex features, but the most important feature is privacy. Telegram is a platform that has built a reputation for safe and secure communication. Meticulous about safeguarding user privacy, Telegram comes with multiple functions that aid seamless person-to-person and group communication.

Additionally, the ability to share files and videos of any size has made it a preferred service for teams and businesses. Large files are transmitted without compromising speed or quality, while the group functionality fosters flawless interaction and engagement.

Originally an IOS app, Telegram Messenger was launched in 2013 and has been consistently delivering quality to users. Trusted for its reliability, regular updates and excellent customer support, the Telegram app has had over 1 Billion downloads across platforms.

Although free to use, with certain limitations, Telegram has in-app purchases, which open the app to extensive features. These range in price on the App Store with different prices for Telegram Premium.

Core Features of Telegram

Telegram is one of the most downloaded apps on the Play Store and App Store. Below are some features that make this the preferred messenger app for over 1 billion users.

  • Silent Messages: users can send messages that will be delivered without making a sound or vibrating, regardless of the other person’s notification settings.
  • Schedule messages: schedule messages to be delivered at specific times.
  • Edit sent messages: users can edit messages that they sent even if it has been delivered. This includes pictures and videos.
  • Send files: of unlimited size in group chats
  • Delete received messages: you can delete another person’s messages for them.
  • Save chats: in folders
  • Secret Chats: This function allows users to send messages that self-destruct after a certain time.

These are a few of the features you can expect from Telegram.

System specifications

If you’re using an iOS device like an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you will require one that runs recent versions of iOS.

You will also need the latest versions of Android on Android phones and tablets as older versions are not supported.

How does Telegram work?

Telegram is a simple communications app developed for pure messaging. It is free and does not take up a lot of space on your device because it’s cloud-based. The app is available on Mac, PC, Linux, Android and iOS devices.

To set up Telegram, download the app from the Play Store or the App Store, depending on your device. The app is compatible with Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows, Windows Phone, MacOS, Mac App, Linux 64-bit and 32-bit. There’s also a Chrome extension and a web browser version.

Next, register and verify your number using the verification code sent via SMS. Choose a display name and permit Telegram to access your contacts. You can choose to have additional security by enabling two-step verification.

Get the Telegram app now by clicking on the links at the end of this post.

Are there any alternatives?

Some alternatives include WhatsApp, which provides end-to-end encryption for messages. It supports text, voice and video messages and also voice and video calls. WhatsApp has a group function that isn’t as robust as Telegram, however, it has no in-app purchases and is free. Signal is another app that delivers high-level messaging functionality. Users can send text messages and make video and voice calls. The group chat function is an added benefit, plus, users can easily share files. The app is free to use. Skype is probably one of the oldest platforms for video calls. The app is easy to use and features an intuitive design. Users can make free one-on-one voice and video calls on the app. However, there is a fee for calls to mobile or landlines.Other Telegram alternatives include Viber, Google Meet, Snapchat and Slack.

Telegram is big on privacy and video calls and one-on-one calls are end-to-end encrypted. However, it is worth noting that this does not apply to group chats.

Pro

👍 The app is user-friendly and easy to navigate.

👍 Extensive privacy and security settings.

👍 Unlimited transmission of files.

Con

👎 Rigorous privacy settings. The service is dedicated to privacy protection, which is both an advantage and a disadvantage.

👎 Complicated customization settings.

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