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Telegram API vs Twilio: What are the differences?

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Telegram API and Twilio are both communication platforms that provide developers with tools to integrate messaging features into their applications. However, there are significant differences between the two platforms that set them apart from each other. Below are the key differences between Telegram API and Twilio.

  1. Flexibility and Features: Telegram API offers a wide range of features that allow developers to build complex and feature-rich messaging applications. It supports text messages, voice calls, video calls, file sharing, stickers, and more. On the other hand, Twilio focuses primarily on SMS and voice communication, providing a more streamlined and focused feature set.

  2. Scalability: Telegram API is designed to handle large-scale messaging with support for millions of concurrent users. It utilizes a distributed infrastructure that ensures message delivery even in the face of high load. Twilio, while scalable to a certain extent, is not specifically optimized for large-scale messaging and may require additional infrastructure to handle high volumes of messages.

  3. User Privacy and Encryption: Telegram API emphasizes privacy and security with end-to-end encryption for messages. It also includes features like self-destructing messages and two-factor authentication. Twilio, on the other hand, does not provide end-to-end encryption for messages, making it less suitable for applications that require a higher level of privacy and security.

  4. Pricing Model: Telegram API follows a freemium model, where basic messaging features are free for users and developers. It also provides additional paid features and services for more advanced functionalities. Twilio, on the other hand, follows a pay-as-you-go model, where developers pay for the specific services they use, including messaging, voice calls, and other communication services.

  5. Integration and Platform Support: Telegram API provides a comprehensive set of APIs and SDKs for various platforms, including iOS, Android, Web, and more. It also supports integrations with popular development frameworks and services. Twilio, on the other hand, offers extensive support for a wide range of platforms and programming languages, making it easy to integrate with different systems and technologies.

  6. Community and Documentation: Telegram API has an active and supportive community, with extensive documentation, tutorials, and resources available for developers. It also provides an API reference and code samples to help developers get started. Twilio also has a strong community and documentation, with comprehensive guides and resources, making it easier for developers to integrate its services effectively.

In summary, Telegram API offers more flexibility, scalability, and privacy features compared to Twilio, while Twilio focuses on simplicity, SMS, and voice communication. Developers need to consider their specific requirements and priorities to choose the platform that best suits their application needs.

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Hey! We need an omnichannel inbox that's housed within Salesforce Sales Cloud that makes it super easy for our reps to respond to inbound communication (needs: clean inbox, provides historical context, etc.). We're a high-volume call center, and we get a ton of incoming SMS and email every day. We'd love a solution that lets us view all of that in one place — ideally Salesforce, as that's where our reps work, and we want to avoid needing them to switch between windows. Thanks!

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if the inbound SMS are sales rep specific you could potentially have twilio fwd that msg to a google voice phone number which will in turn put an email in their inbox (so they're looking at 1 inbox instead of multiple places) Just an idea. Probably way off in left field compared to what you're thinking and I also invision. I'm not all familiar with MessageBird nor am I at all familiar w/ your data flow / business process. Would be happy to help brainstorm anytime! 10+ years experience on the sfdc platform

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Ryan Hitchler
CEO & Co-founder at Centro · | 1 upvotes · 109.4K views
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Check out Centro. We built this to solve this exact problem! We used tools like Twilio but wrapped it up in a application that runs on Slack.

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Dainis Duļbinskis
Marketing project manager at Colortime · | 2 upvotes · 116.2K views
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Hello! We need to integrate an SMS gateway into our app for user phone verification. As we are just starting, we are searching for the most affordable/best price/performance option for SMS gateway to verify client phone numbers with the code, maybe you can suggest something between those two or maybe something else. We are planning to do business in Europe

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Twilio is the leader. Strong API, excellent documentation and reliable service. I suggest Nexmo since their API has smaller learning curve, offering better prices and also reliable solution. Also Nexmo offers more call per sec. 3 vs 2 and 2, out of the box. Good luck

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Twilio documentation is very good and as a platform it just works. It's robust and reliable. We road-tested plivo and it wasn't anywhere near in terms of docs or support. In fact their support was terrible at replying to us. 48 hours to answer basic questions.

That's said, were also using sendgrid by twilio and that's not been pleasant . Their email builder appears to be react based but written by a team who don't understand react very well. That's a nightmare as yet

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Twilio might be not cheapest, but they have awesome documentation (a lot of examples), easy to use API and libraries. I think it's a very good product to start. If the bill will become too heavy, you can shop around for economical options.

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Andrew Voirol
Founder at The Social Diner · | 1 upvotes · 115.7K views
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stackshare doesn't seem to have this in the stack list yet, but in my experience Twillio is attractive. It's good for basics, their acquisition of SendGrid gives them a bit more market share.. They are stronger at marketing to those that benefit them. That said from my understanding SendGrid leases the networks, channels, and lines. While their interface is friendly, their pricing suited for lower volume, you want to look at what they are using via an API, a contract, etc. Is it a more friend UI to a combination of others. What redunancies do to they have, try their support. It's not that Twillio is bad, it's about the volume, the use case, the liabiitlies you might have to your end-users if Twillio isn't the right choice. Another option is Bandwidth. You ask for affordable, Twillio is an option, but front end costs v/s the costs of support you'll need to consider. Bandwidth has more reliability but requires more engineering and more skillset. Another option that is worth considering, not the most affordable, but https://www.zipwhip.com/ have perhaps options that might be higher and the cost is relative. Wight costs, of support costs of integration, cost of scale, costs of a volume..

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Pros of Telegram API
Pros of Twilio
  • 7
    Open Source
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    Clean
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    Fluent
  • 148
    Powerful, simple, and well documented api
  • 88
    RESTful API
  • 66
    Clear pricing
  • 61
    Great sms services
  • 58
    Low cost of entry
  • 29
    Global SMS Gateway
  • 14
    Good value
  • 12
    Cloud IVR
  • 11
    Simple
  • 11
    Extremely simple to integrate with rails
  • 6
    Great for startups
  • 5
    SMS
  • 3
    Great developer program
  • 3
    Hassle free
  • 2
    Text me the app pages
  • 1
    New Features constantly rolling out
  • 1
    Many deployment options, from build from scratch to buy
  • 1
    Easy integration
  • 1
    Two factor authentication

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Cons of Telegram API
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      Predictable pricing
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      Expensive

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    What is Telegram API?

    This API allows you to build your own customized Telegram clients. It is 100% open for all developers who wish to create Telegram applications on our platform.

    What is Twilio?

    Twilio offers developers a powerful API for phone services to make and receive phone calls, and send and receive text messages. Their product allows programmers to more easily integrate various communication methods into their software and programs.

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