After the recent accusations against Facebook for conducting mass surveillance and data theft, and the fact that it owns Whatsapp, arises various doubts in our minds regarding security. So, is Whatsapp safe? We don’t know. But, we do know a platform which offers great security along with tons of helpful features. So, should you make the switch? Decide for yourself! One of the best alternatives to Whatsapp is Telegram. Telegram is a cross-platform messaging software, which has the basic features similar to that of Whatsapp but addition to that it includes features like bots, channels, multiple logins and much more. Let’s look at some of its features ..
1) Security, Privacy and Speed
The main goal of this messenger is not to make profits, but an amazing messaging platform. They don’t show ads, neither do they charge you for anything. It’s funded pretty well, so it’s completely free.
Telegram messages are heavily encrypted and self destructible, which makes it safe from hacker attacks. Their servers are widely spread worldwide for enhanced speed and security. It also claims to deliver messages faster than any other application.
Telegram, as an app, hardly ever lags. You might’ve experienced lags in Whatsapp, when you receive more than 100 messages at a time. But trust me, Telegram won’t let you down.
Bots are third party applications, which run inside Telegram. They can interact with users, and provide variety of features in real time. Some of the top bots used in Telegram:
The name describes itself. Just add it to your contacts, and you’ll always be aware of the weather conditions in your city.
No need to use websites like strawpoll anymore. Use PollBot to create simple polls!
Now, you don’t need to close your application, go to your favorite browser, search info you need on Wikipedia. Just add this bot, type in the topic you want to read about, and the bot does all the work.
This bot sends you effective growth hacks everyday. Pretty cool, right! There are tons of other bots which will help you make your day easier and more productive.
Mainly, a user shares useful content to more people on a Telegram channel. Name it, and there’s a channel for that, Tech, E-books, Maths, motivation, quotes, and so much more.
Some useful channels you can try out:
TechGuide is a channel for Android, Windows, iOS, Computer related Tips, How-to Guide and News.
This channel provides ebooks of all categories.
Did You Know
It’s one of the best channels in terms of facts and entertainment.
All the viral news, right in the palm of your hand. Along with these, it has features like multiple logins, custom notifications, super groups which can have 20,000 users inside a single group, and so much more. The only problem is that it’s not that popular like Whatsapp, so if you want to use it, you’ll probably revert to Whatsapp since almost everyone uses it. But, you’re probably convinced that it’s so much better. If yes, the only solution is to make people aware that such an application exists. So why wait, share this post to your friends, and at least give it a try!