Line vs Telegram


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Line
Mobile messenger app with various stickers and free voice & video call over 3G/4G & Wi-Fi.
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Telegram
Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security. It’s super-fast, simple, secure and free. Telegram seamlessly syncs across all of your devices and can be used on desktops, tablets and phones alike. You can send an unlimited amount of messages, photos, videos and files of any type (.doc, .zip, .pdf, etc.). Telegram groups have up to 200 people and you can send broadcasts to up to 100 contacts at a time. Be sure to check our website for a list of Telegram apps for all platforms. Telegram alternatives for business are Slack, Hipchat, Microsoft Teams
Comparing Line vs Telegram is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that Telegram has better video than Line



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Telegram has more user-friendly interface than Line because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Telegram is more popular than Line

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Telegram adds unsend feature (in 2017)
- Telegram released Bot Platform 2.0 (in 2016)
- Messenger Line introduced bots (in 2016)
- Messenger Line now allows to create group calls with up to 200 friends (in 2016)
- Messenger Line adds end-to-end encryption (in 2015)
- Telegram launched public chats - Channels (in 2015)
- Messenger Line intoruced Launcher app for Android (in 2015)
- Telegram now lets developers create smart chat-bots (in 2015)
- Messenger Line launches business version (in 2015)
- Line acquired online payment service WebPay (in 2015)

Looks like Line was recently more active than Telegram (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Line and Telegram meet head to head:

2015 - Messenger Line launches business version to defeate Telegram



Messenger Line has released a new service that will allow brands, SMEs and other business users to tap into its platform communicate with customers and consumers. The Line@ app – which is available for iOS and Android — is essentially an enterprise-focused version of Line’s popular chat app.  Line@ plugs into the existing chat service and can exchange messages with regular Line users and post content to the social network-like ‘Timeline,’ but it is designed for communicating with people who are not friends but are clients, customers or fans. The new service is free to use but Line is charging users for a searchable, vanity ID ($24 for the first year, $12 thereafter) while free accounts are limited to sending 1,000 messages per month. Those wishing to go for more can pay $50 per month for 50,000 messages, messages beyond that bundle cost $0.01 each.