This is a collaborative post with my CAT learners to compare the Instant Messaging apps, Telegram and WhatsApp.
As an adult using an Instant Messaging app, the ability to edit sent messages is a deal-breaker. Telegram provides this and many other features such as extremely easy message scheduling. Additionally, Telegram offers a totally independent Desktop version; WhatsApp’s version still requires you to be signed in to your smartphone.
The table below represents a feature parity comparison. Where both apps have the same feature, multiple tick marks represent one apps superiority over another for that feature.
|Edit sent messages||✔||✖|
|Desktop Version 1||✔||✖|
|Folders to organize Chats||✔||✖|
|No Limit to Devices||✔||Limit of 4|
|Stores private data||Less||More|
And the reason you have not switched from WhatsApp to Telegram? Let me guess: “All my friends are on WhatsApp”.
- Fully standalone, logged-in phone not required