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Telegram vs WhatsApp: What are the differences?

Developers describe Telegram ** as "A cloud-based instant messaging and voice over IP service". Users can send messages and exchange photos, videos, stickers, audio and files of any type. It provides instant messaging, simple, fast, secure and synced across all your devices. On the other hand, **WhatsApp is detailed as "*A freeware, cross-platform messaging and Voice over IP service *". It is a cross-platform mobile messaging app for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia. It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media.

Telegram can be classified as a tool in the "Group Chat & Notifications" category, while WhatsApp is grouped under "Chatbot Platforms & Tools".

Trixlog, B2Beer, and BOOTIQ are some of the popular companies that use Telegram , whereas WhatsApp is used by Settlin, Vindy, and Whalebone & Greenstone. Telegram has a broader approval, being mentioned in 15 company stacks & 17 developers stacks; compared to WhatsApp, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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Pros of Telegram
Pros of WhatsApp
  • 11
    Lightweight
  • 5
    Great bot API
  • 5
    Unlimited history
  • 5
    Free
  • 1
    Can hide phone number
  • 1
    Media editor
  • 1
    Delete without a trace
  • 12
    Free
  • 2
    Easy to carry on with contact

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Cons of Telegram
Cons of WhatsApp
  • 2
    Notification customisation is limited
  • 2
    Requires phone number
  • 1
    No video call
  • 0
    Maximum to 8 person video call

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What is Telegram ?

Users can send messages and exchange photos, videos, stickers, audio and files of any type. It provides instant messaging, simple, fast, secure and synced across all your devices.

What is WhatsApp?

It is a cross-platform mobile messaging app for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia. It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media.

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What are some alternatives to Telegram and WhatsApp?
Slack
Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That’s Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together.
Microsoft Teams
See content and chat history anytime, including team chats with Skype that are visible to the whole team. Private group chats are available for smaller group conversations.
HipChat
HipChat is a hosted private chat service for your company or team. Invite colleagues to share ideas and files in persistent group chat rooms. Get your team off AIM, Google Talk, and Skype — HipChat was built for business.
Mattermost
Mattermost is modern communication from behind your firewall.
RocketChat
Rocket.Chat is a Web Chat Server, developed in JavaScript, using the Meteor fullstack framework. It is a great solution for communities and companies wanting to privately host their own chat service or for developers looking forward to build and evolve their own chat platforms.
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