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WhatsApp

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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
  • 15
    Lightweight
  • 8
    Great bot API
  • 8
    Free
  • 8
    Unlimited history
  • 4
    Can hide phone number
  • 3
    Media editor
  • 2
    Great bot
  • 2
    Delete without a trace
  • 14
    Free
  • 3
    Easy to carry on with contact

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Cons of Telegram
Cons of WhatsApp
  • 3
    Requires phone number
  • 3
    Notification customisation is limited
  • 2
    No video call
  • 1
    No privacy
  • 1
    Centralized
  • 1
    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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Slack
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