Telegram app for Android, iPhone Vs Whatsapp

By Alan Ng - Feb 1, 2014

If you are looking for a new messaging app in 2014, one solution that users are finding out about this month is the Telegram app for Android and iPhone. It has just launched, but we are getting early feedback that this could be the answer for those that want to move away from Whatsapp.

The app messaging space is very competitive of course, with most users choosing Whatsapp as their primary source of messaging friends and family. Whatsapp is a very functional app with great features, but you may be surprised to hear that Telegram could offer something better for you.

If you are a user that finds Whatsapp slow and sluggish during use, Telegram could provide the speed boost that you are looking for. We’ve tried out the app already ourselves and can confirm that navigating around the interface and various chat settings is blazing fast.

Telegram also offers a feature that users may find extremely useful – secret chat mode. Using this setting, users can send messages to another Telegram user with added encryption measures. The creators have said that this message can only be read by its intended recipient.

Is Telegram better than Whatsapp?

Is Telegram better than Whatsapp?

Additionally, all data sent in secret chat mode is not logged on their servers ensuring that all messages are completely private between the two users.

What Whatsapp has at the moment though is an established community. Obviously those using Telegram for the first time will probably notice that their contact lists are bare with no friends using the app.

As it grows in popularity though, the secret chat mode as well as the ultra fast browsing experience may tempt users to switch over.

Have you tried out Telegram yet on Android or iPhone? If so, give us your initial opinion with regards to a Telegram Vs Whatsapp showdown.

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  • Billy Bob

    Telegram is now my message application of choice. If someone wants to chat to me they can find me in my safe, secure, free of personal information gathering, world of the future!

  • Vadim Lindo

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  • Rajeev Gupta

    two things which are superior in telegram compared to whatsapp is that the attachment can be any kind of file on your phone memory/sd card. It need not be only video files or JPEG files like in whatsapp. Also there seems to be no restriction on the size of the attachment.Another good thing is that the messages are double ticked only when the other party has actually read the msg compared to whatsapp where double tick means that msg has reached the phone but u r not sure whether it has been read it. This feature was a big plus for BBM and we liked the “D” and “R” concept in bbm for delivered and read. Have been recommending to friends.

  • Syed Nisar Ul Haq

    Its really amazing. Only that, every app had barely few people at the beginning. As the awareness increases, people start using it. Download the app, ask you friends to download it, (and start a new era of secret messaging. 😛 ) …

  • Z Khan

    Its amazingly fast but theres no one on it yet which is annoying.