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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Telegram - A safer alternative to WhatsApp

Telegram is one messenger among many, however, this app has some important advantages over the others, advantages that set it apart from the very things for which WhatsApp and Co. are always criticized. That's right, Telegram is set apart by its secure transmission of messages and files and the ability to use the app on multiple devices. To see how the app performs in practice, you'll discover in today's review.
Telegram

Features & Use

Telegram works very similarly to many other messengers. After starting the app, you must first verify your mobile number. You will then receive a code via SMS. This is either automatically confirmed or you must enter it by hand. Then you'll instantly be able to see which other contacts in your phone book have already installed the app via the Telegram contact list.
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One thing is clear immediately: Telegram, by design, is very much reminiscent of WhatsApp. Anyone who has the popular WhatsApp messenger on their phone already will not have any trouble finding their way around Telegram. Profile information of your chat partner can be accessed with a quick tap on the small profile picture at the top right. You will also find their last-seen status, phone number, and you can set a custom notification ringtone for each contact. Previously exchanged media such as videos, photos and location data can be found under "Shared Media".
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Download Telegram on Google Play Store
Download Telegram on App Store