Have you heard of Telegram? It’s a safe bet you haven’t. Yet this instant messaging application has, in recent weeks, being attempting to oust WhatsApp from the top spot.
One of the main features of this new application is its security. The creators are so sure of this that they have even offered a US$200,000 reward to anyone who can break its system for encrypting messages, which leave no trace servers.
We’ve tried out the app under Android and also under iOS, and these are our conclusions:
– It is lighter and faster in sending and receiving messages.
– The option of creating secret chats is useful. These ‘self-destruct’ after a certain time, and it is impossible to forward their content.
– Telegram does not contain advertising, and the creators have said it will stay like that.
– As you can see, the interface is very similar to WhatsApp, so anyone who changes will barely notice the difference and the process is very quick.
– It can be used on several devices simultaneously, such as on a smartphone and a computer.
– Thanks to its open source API, Telegram can be used with and included in other apps, something that will no doubt encourage its use among users.
There’s only one drawback in our opinion. There are still only a few Telegram users, although changing this is up to us…
What do you think? Will Telegram be the app that finally takes over from WhatsApp? 🙂
I’ve been a user of Telegram for months and uninstalled WhatsApp as soon as i realized that this is a safer alternative. Anyone who wants to chat with me will need to move to something more private. Period. I also use surespot, but unfortunately there’s no iPhone version i that yet. But it’s forthcoming.
Telegram has her own crypto code and not an well known and proofed one …
so it’s broken by design
Cryptocat has it also and we all know what’s happend
It’s very fast, seems faster than bbm (personal observation) and very smooth too. no persistent icon and background process/services can’t be seen under settings-application. They try to distance themselves from Russian intel, so it may be backed by the KGB which may explain how it can be non profit? 99% of users are not concerned as long as its reliable, smooth, fast, and widely used. You can be sure the KGB will not share with NSA. Does distributed servers means server breakdown in 1 location will not affect delivery?
Sending my friends and aquaints a Telegram is going to RIP.!. Can’t wait.
The server is in Russia and w/o any third audits, enough said