Telegram Messenger is a messaging app that works over the internet, just like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. That means you can send messages for free by using a Wi-Fi connection or your mobile data allowance. According to Telegram, the service has more than 200 million monthly active users. It was launched in 2013.
Telegram’s main selling point is security. It claims all its activities- including chats, groups, and media- are encrypted, meaning if they are intercepted, they won’t be visible without being deciphered first. However, some security experts have cast doubt on how secure Telegram.
Telegram can be used on smartphones, tablets, laptop computers. The Telegram app is available for Android, Windows Phone, Windows NT, and Linux.
All sorts of people, but it has gained notoriety as the terrorists messaging app of choice. It was reportedly used by ISIS, who recommended it to its supporters and members because of its security features. Telegram responded by blocking public channels operated by ISIS to spread propaganda. But it refused to censor private messages based on “local restrictions on Freedom of Speech”.
- Multiple Phone Numbers
To change the Telegram number you are using, open settings tap on your phone number. Click “Change Number” and follow the instructions on your screen.
The latest update also allows you to use multiple Telegram accounts. That way you could keep your personal and professional lives separately without having to switch to another messaging app.
- Multiple Profile Picture
Telegram allows you to upload multiple profile photos. You can upload as many pictures as you like. The latest photo is the profile picture your contacts will see, but they can swipe to see the rest of the photos.
- Secret chats
The user can create secret chats that use end-to-end encryption and aren’t recorded on Telegram’s servers. They also self- destruct off your phone after a certain period.
A perfect feature for someone who is very conscious about their security and their private information staying private.
- Customize your Telegram
If the user wants to create your theme, go Settings-Theme and click “Create New Theme”. There, you can paint it, and change different elements until you get the desired look.
For those who don’t feel like spending time on creating their theme, there’s the option of searching for already mode ones. You can also customize your chat background image. To do that, go to chat background in Settings.
- Telegram Bots
Where there is digital communication, there will be chatbots. While bots aren’t likely to replace your apps, they are still useful. Bots can do everything from helping you retrieve different kinds of information to helping you improve your productivity.
- Auto-Night Mode
You will two options to choose from: Automatic and Scheduled. If you select automatic mode, it will switch based on the ambient light. With scheduled mode, the night mode will start at a time that you set yourself. You can also choose at what percentage of the ambient lighting you could like the auto-night-mode.
- Special Chat Options
A feature that allows deleting sent messages. If you want to delete a sent message on Telegram, you simply need to select it and tap on the trash can icon in the top right. However, you can only delete a message in the first 48 hours of sending it.
- Mute Contacts and Groups
If you got a little too excited about Telegram and joined a few too many groups and channels, you can always mute them without leaving them. Muting people on social media is a great option for those who don’t want to miss out on anything fun but just want to have some peace.
- Live Location Sharing
Do you know that you can also share your live location with your contacts on Telegram? All you need to so be open the chat and find the attachment button. Then, click n Location, you can choose to either share your current or live location.
Pros & Cons
- Ability to use this app on multiple devices
- Provision of ultimate could storage and our messages can be accessed from could
- Ability to share videos of size up to 1 GB.
- Secured transmission of messages with the provision of end-to-end encryption for maintains the privacy of your chats.
- This app is 100% free and no ads are displayed.
- Message sent through this app occupies very little space and so it can work with any type of internet connection. It offers an extremely reliable communication facility.
- This app doesn’t provide the option of voice messaging
- Several communication apps already popular, this app will find difficult to gain popularity.
Many found this app as a worthy competitor for other popular messenger apps available today. With the extra security features, this app comes out as a winner.