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Most people had always been thinking which is the best between Whatsapp & Telegram. In this article am going to make things clear.
WhatsApp Messenger is a freeware and cross-platform instant messaging service for smartphone. It uses the Internet to make voice calls, one to one video calls; send text messages, images, GIF, videos, documents, user location, audio files, phone contacts and voice notes using standard cellular mobile numbers. Originally users could only communicate with other users individually or in groups of individual users, but in September 2017 WhatsApp announced a forthcoming business platform which will enable companies to provide customer service to users at scale. All data are end-to-end encrypted. It also incorporates a feature called Status, which allows users to upload photos and videos to a 24-hours-lifetime feed that, by default, are visible to all contacts, similar to Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram Stories.
The client was created by WhatsApp Inc., based in Mountain View, California, which was acquired by Facebook in February 2014 for approximately US$19.3 billion.By February 2016, WhatsApp had a user base of over one billion, making it the most popular messaging application at the time.
On November 18, 2014, Open Whisper Systems announced a partnership with WhatsApp to provide end-to-end encryption by incorporating the encryption protocol used in Signal into each WhatsApp client platform. Open Whisper Systems said that they had already incorporated the protocol into the latest WhatsApp client for Android, and that support for other clients, group/media messages, and key verification would be coming soon after. WhatsApp confirmed the partnership to reporters, but there was no announcement or documentation about the encryption feature on the official website, and further requests for comment were declined. In April 2015, German magazine Heise Security used ARP Spoofing to confirm that the protocol had been implemented for Android-to-Android messages, and that WhatsApp messages from or to iPhone running iOS were still not end-to-end encrypted. They expressed the concern that regular WhatsApp users still could not tell the difference between end-to-end encrypted messages and regular messages. On April 5, 2016, WhatsApp and Open Whisper Systems announced that they had finished adding end-to-end encryption to “every form of communication” on WhatsApp, and that users could now verify each other’s keys. Users were also given the option to enable a trust on first use mechanism in order to be notified if a correspondent’s key changes. According to a white paper that was released along with the announcement, WhatsApp messages are encrypted with the Signal Protocol. WhatsApp calls are encrypted with SRTP, and all client-server communications are “layered within a separate encrypted channel”. The Signal Protocol library used by WhatsApp is open source and published under the GPL v3 license.
Cade Metz, writing in Wired, said “WhatsApp, more than any company before it, has taken encryption to the masses.”
Whatsapp had been banned in countries like China, Iran (whose reason is as a result of the owner of whatsapp, who is Mark Zuckerberg , is an America Zionist), Turkey and Brazil.
Telegram is a non-profit cloud-based instant-messaging service. Telegram client apps exist for Andriod, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows NT, macOS and Linux. Users can send messages and exchange photos, videos, stickers, audio and files of any type.
Telegram is founded by Russian entrepreneur Pavel Durov. Its client-side code is open souce-software but contains binary blobs, and the source code for recent versions is not always immediately published, whereas its server-side code is closed-source and proprietary. The service also provides APIs to independent developers. In February 2016, Telegram stated that it had 100 million monthly active users, sending 15 billion messages per day. According to its CEO, as of April 2017, Telegram has more than 50% annual growth rate.
Telegram’s security model has received notable criticism by cryptography experts. They have argued that it is undermined by its use of a custom-designed encryption protocol that has not been proven reliable and secure, by storing all messages on their servers by default and by not enabling end-to-end encryption for messages by default. Pavel Durov has argued that this is because it helps to avoid third-party unsecure backups and to allow users to access messages and files from any device. Messages in Telegram are server-client encrypted by default, and the service provides end-to-end encryption for voice calls and optional end-to-end encrypted “secret” chats.
In October 2013, Telegram had 100,000 daily active users. On 24 March 2014, Telegram announced that it had reached 35 million monthly users and 15 million daily active users. In October 2014, South Korean governmental surveillance plans drove many of its citizens to switch to Telegram. In December 2014, Telegram announced they had 50 million active users, generating 1 billion daily messages and that they had 1 million new users signing up on their service every week; traffic doubled in five months with 2 billion daily messages. In September 2015, an announcement stated that the app had 60 million active users and delivered 12 billion daily messages. In February 2016, Telegram announced that they had 100 million monthly active users, with 350,000 new users signing up every day, delivering 15 billion messages daily.
- All telegram accounts are tied to a phone number verified by SMS or phone call.
- Telegram’s default messages are cloud-based and can be accessed on any of the user’s connected devices.
- Telegram allows for creating of bot, which i say is one of its coolest feature.
- Channels can be created for broadcasting messages to an unlimited number of subscribers.
- Its allows for drafting of messages which is saved on cloud.
- Messages can also be sent with client-to-client encryption in so-called secret chats.
- Voice calls can also be made by user.
Whatsapp & Telegram
Here are the difference between whatsapp & telegram:
- Telegram is cloud based i.e all your messages could be accessed on any of your device, while on Whatsapp the best you can do is use whatsapp web which even still needs your mobile phone.
- Telegram is sooo secure, the owners of Telegram are so sure of its security that they offered a $200,000 bounty to anyone who can break into MTProto, the backbone of Telegram communications.
- Telegram allows you to send end to end encrypted messages with self destruct options. Just go to Contacts ->New Secret Chat, select your contact and start talking, while Whatsapp is yet to implement that as of me writing this post.
- Unlike WhatsApp which has a closed system, Telegram has an open API. Which means that there are lot of interesting chat clients for telegram. It also means that you can finally use an IM client that’s just as fast on the desktop as it is on your phone.
- Whatsapp allows for a status update which isn’t available for telegram.
- Telegram allows bot – creating of bot is really easy on telegram, though you can also create bot on Whatsapp but their API is crap.
- Telegram isn’t as popular as Whatsapp just 2 out of your 10 friends uses it.
So, i state that if it comes to features Telegram is better in that, but when it comes to popularity Whatsapp is the boss.
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