Telegram

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About Telegram

Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free.

Additional details about Telegram

Telegram Pricing $0 Customer Type
  • Individuals
  • Small Business
  • Medium Business
  • Enterprises
Remote Company Unknown Location N/A

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Pros of Telegram

Free and convenient large file sharing
Privacy focused 
Free of cost
Media messaging
Possible to send photos and videos without compression
Channels for one way broadcasting
Beautiful UI
Supergroups of up to 200
000 people
Two-step verification
Open source client apps
Save time with inline bots and link previews
Banned in China
Desktop app handles HIDPI
Unlimited storage
@mentions
Multiplatform native client apps
Secure
Saved messages
Cloud chat keys are kept in different jurisdiction
High quality calls
Customer support is within the app
Voice and video messages
Pinned Messages
Popular in the USA
Self-destruct messages

Cons of Telegram

Not fully open source
Can only be used with a phone number
Only "Secret Chat" messages are encrypted end to end
"Secret Chat" feature is not available for desktop client
No source code sintax highlighting
Does not work for visually impaired
Does not support spherical 360° photos
Does not support text messaging