Telegram VS WhatsApp: their differences and what is better?

Today in this article we will talk about two well-known messengers, which have gained immense popularity over the whole world: Telegram and WhatsApp. Many, for sure, asked such questions as "What is the difference between them?", "Which one is better and more convenient for today?", And other similar issues. So today we would like to help you deal with messengers Whatsapp and Telegram thoroughly listing all the possibilities and disadvantages.

A bit of history ...

WhatsApp is a popular free instant messaging system for text messages, images, video and audio for mobile and other platforms with voice support over the Internet. This messenger was created by Jan Kum in 2009 in the US. February 19, 2014 it became known that Facebook buys WhatsApp for 16 billion US dollars. In August 2013, the number of messenger users exceeded 300 million people. In March 2015, the number of users using WhatsApp only from Android-devices exceeded 1 billion! In the same year 2015, it became the most used instant messenger in the territory of the Russian Federation.

As for Telegram, it is a free cross-platform messenger for mobile and other devices that allows you to exchange text messages, as well as various media files (images, video, audio, etc.). This messenger was presented to the public on August 14, 2013 by its creator, Pavel Durov, who is also the founder of the social network VKontakte. The number of active users of this messenger in February 2016 was more than 100 million people. Telegrams has become one of the fastest and safest applications in the world.

Created by Pavel Durov messenger, immediately after the publication began to be severely criticized among experts. They claimed this plagiarism is already a sufficient known WhatsApp Messenger. So, on August 15, 2013, WhatsApp founder Jan Kum stated in one of his interviews that some of the ideas implemented in his application were used in Telegram. Of course, at first glance it seems that these messengers are almost identical to each other. However, if you look closely, you can find not a small number of differences. The messenger of Paul Durov is largely improved, it is also supplemented by newer useful functions. For example, in addition to the ability to send images of different formats (even GIF), video and audio files, you can exchange various stickers in Telegram, allowing the user to express their ideas or emotions more vividly. Also in the messenger P. Durov, since January 3, 2017, it was possible to delete your messages sent to another contact if the message has not yet been read. In this case, after the message is deleted by the sender, the interlocutor also clears deleted messages. In addition, many experts have proved that Telegram today is a safer messenger than WhatsApp, as it was specifically created for him a protocol called MTProto, which assumes the use of several encryption protocols.
      In addition, we offer you a table with a full list of the caabilities of both messengers, according to which you can easily determine which of them you like more:

Capabilities
Telegam
WhatsApp
Sending messages
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+
Creating group chats
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Sending images
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+
Sending audio files
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+
Sending video files
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+
Exchange Stickers
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-
Sending a voice message
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+
Exchange of locations
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+
Low consumption of Internet traffic
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-
Encrypting Correspondence
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-
Self-destruction of records
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-
Synchronizing data between devices
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-
Exchange of any file types (GIF, EXE, etc.)
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-
Creating and adding public channels
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-
Creating and adding bots
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-
Deleting messages that have been sent but not yet read
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-
Open API
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-
Desktop version
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-
Access history from any device
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-
PC version
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+
Web version
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-
Open source
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-
Adding Status
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-
Maximum amount of sending files
1.5 gb
100 mb
Maximum number of participants in a group
5000
256

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