What are the differences between WhatsApp and Telegram and which is better, advantages and disadvantages?

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WhatsApp is defined as an application to send and receive messages, photos, audio and information about our contacts and them about us. It is a very popular app due to the great influence it has had in the world of technology, so it is common to find it on most mobile devices.

The compatibility of this application is for everyone, it can be used on both iOS and Android. WhatsApp has become an essential tool for everyone in the world. Something very important that WhatsApp has is that you don't need to pay to use it, and on top of all that, you just need your phone number to start using it, so it's pretty simple to use.



Telegram, is a messaging application for smartphones, this is also compatible for everyone. The surprising thing about Telegram is its large number of seats in groups of up to 200.000 people, likewise it is also very amazing that you can download music, series, movies and photos.

Telegam has a growing number of users of 180 million, however, it has not yet reached or exceeded the figures that WhatsApp manages, some even say that Telegram is much better than this other app. Telegram is an application that uses methods not yet seen in another social network.

Differences between WhatsApp and Telegram

As we already know, these two applications they are the most used in the world of messaging. Of course, there are differences that make one stand out more than the other, there are also similarities between them. For some, these two platforms are very similar, but they are by no means alike:

  • WhatsApp images they can be sent with up to 100MB, while Telegram tried to optimize sending up to 1,5 GB, this is one of the most important qualities for many, some photographers use this medium to send their work material to people.
  • In Telegram you can edit the messages sent, a very important quality since for some people who have work problems and make mistakes, they can fix it so that they don't have to delete the whole message.
  • A positive difference for WhatsApp is that states can be loaded for 24 hours, while in Telegram this option is not possible among users since it does not exist.
  • We can use WhatsApp web but with the mobile phone connected, while in Telegram it is not necessary to have the mobile phone connected.



Advantages and disadvantages of WhatsApp and Telegram

Remember that in the beginning these apps were just instant messaging apps, however these apps are now consider a social network. Considered this way, they have their advantages and disadvantages:

Advantages of WhatsApp

  • It's easy to get off.
  • È easy to use.
  • Over 400 million people use this social network, this is due to user compatibility.
  • Create groups.
  • It offers video calling and normal calling service.
  • End-to-end encryption is possible.

Disadvantages of WhatsApp

  • May cause dependence.
  • Messages can sometimes have shipping problems.
  • In some cases it has been said that privacy is not respected.
  • It is not possible send large photos or videos.

Advantages of Telegram

  • It is the messaging application safest in the world.
  • We can use Telegram without a phone number.
  • Photos, conversations, anything we want can be stored in the cloud if desired.
  • It allows to send photos and videos with up to 1,5GB.
  • It allows us to create such large groups that we cannot imagine.
  • Video calls can be made through this medium.

Disadvantages of Telegram

  • There is no option to publish the states.
  • We cannot send more than one file at a time.
  • Having so many bots on your Telegram can lead to problems on your mobile.

Which is better?

The truth is that this answer should be done by you, it varies a lot according to people's standards. In other words, this question it should be mail from each user if you want to know which one is better, i suggest you try them both and tell us which one is best for you.




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