Telegram vs WhatsApp


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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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WhatsApp
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends. Secure WhatsApp alternatives are Signal and Telegram.
Comparing Telegram vs WhatsApp 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 WhatsApp has better video than Telegram



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like WhatsApp 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 WhatsApp is more popular than Telegram

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

- WhatsApp launches business-accounts (in 2017)
- WhatsApp enabled two-factor authentication for everyone (in 2017)
- Telegram adds unsend feature (in 2017)
- WhatsApp launches video calls (in 2016)
- WhatsApp launched desktop version for Mac and Windows (in 2016)
- Telegram released Bot Platform 2.0 (in 2016)
- WhatsApp now supports full end-to-end encryption (in 2016)
- WhatsApp will go free and add features for business (in 2016)
- Telegram launched public chats - Channels (in 2015)
- WhatsApp web client adds iOS support (in 2015)

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

2016 - WhatsApp will go free and add features for business to catch up with Telegram


Whatsapp has announced it will drop its subscription fee, making the service free for everyone. And it won't start showing third-party ads to users. Instead, it will add features to better connect users with business and organizations. That could mean communicating with your bank about whether a recent transaction was fraudulent, or with an airline about a delayed flight. Whatsapp wants to charge organizations and business for establishing channels with their users through the service Whatsapp, which has been acquired by Facebook for $16 billion in Feb. 2014, currently has "nearly" 1 billion users, according to the post. Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said on several occasions he expects the service to hit that milestone, at which point it would become ripe for monetization.