Telegram vs Viber


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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
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Viber
Viber is a mobile app that provides free international calls and text messages to other Viber users using 3G or Wi-Fi. Uses your existing contact list - check out which of your phone contacts and friends is already on Viber so that you can call and text them for free.
Comparing Telegram vs Viber 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 Viber has better video than Telegram



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Viber has more user-friendly interface than Telegram 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 Viber is more popular than Telegram

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

- Viber acquired shopping keyboard startup Chatter Commerce (in 2017)
- Viber introduced secret chats with self-destructing messages (in 2017)
- Viber adds e-commerce feature (in 2017)
- Telegram adds unsend feature (in 2017)
- Viber launched Public Accounts for businesses (in 2016)
- Viber adds end-to-end encryption and hidden chats (in 2016)
- Telegram released Bot Platform 2.0 (in 2016)
- Telegram launched public chats - Channels (in 2015)
- Telegram now lets developers create smart chat-bots (in 2015)
- Telegram messenger is attracting business teams (in 2014)

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

2017 - Telegram adds unsend feature to catch up with Viber


Messaging app Telegram adds “unsend” feature which lets users retrieve (i.e. delete) messages within two days of sending them. Secure messenger Signal also recently added an ephemeral messaging feature, back in October — albeit for ‘tidiness’, not privacy. Telegram’s unsend feature works within one-to-one and group messaging scenarios, and has to be enacted within the 48 hour window. It says the idea is to serve users with ‘morning after messaging regret’ by letting them scrub stuff they wish they’d never said.

2016 - Viber adds end-to-end encryption and hidden chats. Telegram is in panic


Following WhatsApp, another popular messaging app Viber is introducing end-to-end encryption for all messages and calls on its platform, including group chats (you can chat with up to 200 people), and a way to ‘hide’ chats on your account alongside its existing expanded deleting function. The new privacy features will work across Android, iOS, PCs and Mac desktops, with the encryption coming with the latest app update (6.0) and a reauthentication of the app (via QR Code) to turn the feature on. Viber’s encryption will come with varying levels of security, which will show up in the form of a color-coded lock on the right side of the screen.