WhatsApp Vs Telegram, Which One is Better? Will Telegram Replace WhatsApp?

By | February 3, 2014

So far we were obsessed with WhatsApp messenger, which is the pioneer messenger application based on your mobile phone number. As I personally know, many people quit facebook chat and migrated to WhatsApp and it created a dramatic change in the area of mobile messengers. Many messengers already tried to compete with WhatsApp but it was in vain,  still Whatsapp is the king. Recently one new App has been featured everywhere and it’s getting popular day by day; it’s none other than Telegram Messenger app. This has turned out to be a new challenge for WhatsApp…! Here I would like to go through a small comparison of WhatsApp Vs telegram messenger. Both of these messenger apps have their own features.

What is Telegram Messenger?

What is Telegram Messenger

Telegram is an instant messenger just like WhatsApp; You can deliver messages, photos, videos and documents to friends who are in your phone contacts and indeed to those who have telegram installed.

There you can also create groups for up to 200 people.

At the first glance we may feel Telegram is just another copy of WhatsApp, but actually telegram has been built from the weak points of WhatsApp.

The Telegram App has crossed 5,000,000+ downloads within low time period and no doubt it’s obviously due to its popularity and unique features.

Telegram messenger developers say that Telegram messages are heavily encrypted and convey messages faster than any other app.

It could be one of the secure messaging apps, moreover it is absolutely cloud based, lets you access your messages from numerous gadgets including desktops.

Why Telegram is Faster?

Faster Telegram Messenger

Telegram servers are distributed all over the world which enhances the speed and security of your messages.

Even Telegram messenger is free app, there are no ads. Means you may feel a clean appearance in Telegram GUI.

Telegram has no restrictions on the size of your media and chats.

Who’s behind Telegram?

Telegram Messenger Developers

Telegram has been developed by Pavel and Nikolai Durov who are also founders of VKontakte, the largest European social network.

Pavel is the financial backbone of Telegram, while Nikolai’s is technological developer. His unique open custom data protocol is secured and optimized for work with multiple data-centers.

WhatsApp Vs Telegram; Will Telegram beat WhatsApp?

Telegram beat WhatsApp

How is Telegram different from the popular messaging app like WhatsApp?
What will be the future of WhatsApp?
Which one is better?


Telegram Messenger Security

Telegram supports two layers of secure encryption (server-client and client-client) which is based on 256-bit symmetric AES encryption, RSA 2048 encryption and Diffie–Hellman secure key exchange.

You are SAFE with telegram messenger encryption. For time being let’s say Telegram is an encrypted messenger app.

Telegram messenger security is the most important thing while considering privacy of chat rooms.

Cloud Based

Cloud Based Telegram Messenger

Unlike WhatsApp, Telegram is cloud-based and greatly encrypted. As a result, you can access your messages from several devices (including desktops!)

Your messages and chats are saved in Cloud Servers not in your local phone.

This facility enables you to share an unlimited number of photos, videos and documents (doc, zip, mp3, etc).

Free and Open Source

Open source Telegram Messenger

Telegram is free ever. No ads. No subscription fees. We can’t say anything exactly about WhatsApp; there are rumors that WhatsApp will charge you after 1 year… Paid subscription!
Telegram is open; anyone can check Telegram source code, protocol and API to see how everything works and make an informed decision. They are not stealing our data. (It doesn’t means WhatsApp in unsafe)

Reliable and Trust

Telegram Messenger Cloud Security

Telegram is extremely reliable as the data stored in cloud servers it will not take your mobile phone memory.

WhatsApp messages are stored locally, obviously it eat some of your memory.

Uploading Error

Uploading Error In WhatsApp

Telegram supports uploading of video or image files up to 1 GB.

While in most cases WhatsApp users get error messages at the middle of uploading process.

No voice chat in Telegram

No voice Chat in Telegram

This is the one and only drawback of Telegram. There is no facility for audio chatting.

While this feature make WhatsApp popular among messengers.

Cross platform compatibility of Telegram

Cross platform compatibility of Telegram

WhatsApp available as application for iPhone, Android and Windows phone etc. It is very hard to find desktop versions of WhatsApp.

But telegram offers Desktop versions which make chatting more flexible because today all of us using Smart phones as well as PCs.

Webogram- Telegram via Internet Browser

Webogram- Telegram via Internet Browser

Webogram is Telegram messenger online web app for Windows, MAC and Linux.

It allows you to chat from the browser window itself, no need any applications/ software. Its live!

Telegram messenger online : Try Wbogram

Max capacity of Chat Group members


What is the WhatsApp maximum group capacity? WhatsApp permits 50 participants maximum per group. By considering a group, 50 is too small.

In order to overcome this limitation Telegram comes with 200 persons per group, means group chatting with nearly 200 persons at a while.

Besides Telegram offers more features than WhatsApp but it doesn’t affords some of the key features of WhatsApp.

Right now Telegram scored 4.3 rating in Play Store while WhatsApp have 4.5 rating.

Telegram Messenger Download Links

Telegram Messenger App is available to download for iOS and Android devices.

  • Telegram messenger Windows Phone: Unfortunately right now Telegram messenger Nokia Windows Phone app not yet released.
According to the Telegram twitter announcement
“Several beta versions of Telegram clients came to Windows Phone by Feb 1, 2014 there will be an app at least by Feb 23, 2014. The delay is due to windows phone store procedures.”

Telegram Messenger Desktop versions are also available for Windows, Mac and Linux users.

At the time of this post there is no more idea about Telegram messenger for Blackberry. Soon or later they will launch Blackberry app too.

From Telegram Developers


Let me invite your attention to Telegram developers, What they are saying about Voice chat? Here is one FAQ of Telegram

Question: Can I make calls or leave recorded messages in Telegram?
Not at the moment. However, we like the idea of fast and secure voice messages and calls. Stay tuned for updates.

Let’s hope Telegram may integrate Voice chat on their next version release together they resolve the bugs, and they will be the king of messenger apps.

So WhatsApp vs Telegram? Which is your favorite instant messenger app? Please have some comment here.

4 thoughts on “WhatsApp Vs Telegram, Which One is Better? Will Telegram Replace WhatsApp?

  1. Ravi

    An excellent article here. The information on Telegram is very good. But, the fact that it is now promoted by a rumor as an app made by an Indian is the thing which annoys me. I tried delivering some information regarding the Telegram app( Not all the technical issues)

  2. MNB

    May i know what is t maximum number of group can created in telegram? Is there any limit number of group?

  3. Ami

    Telegram its good app, is it possible more than 200 members for group capacity? And how? Thanks.


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