Telegram is a messenger app famous for its security, sticker packs, and amazing features. It was released in 2013 and is now available for free on Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS.
Design, interface & usability: Customize Everything
The design of Telegram is great, as it is both functional and customizable. You can change the backgrounds for chats, themes for the whole app, and even the app’s icon on Android and iOS. The user interface design of the messenger is also on a decent level: it is easy to use and manages to fit all the necessary features. The features are usually very accessible, and you can share files, make calls, and do many other things with one or two taps. Telegram is very similar to other messengers like WhatsApp or Viber, and if you have ever used one of those, you will not have any problems with learning Telegram.
Features: A Bit Better Than Others
In terms of basic features, Telegram is exactly the same as the other messengers are. With this app, you can have open or closed group chats, personal chats, voice, and video calls. You can also share files, photos, videos, links, and use stickers in chats.
There are two things that make Telegram special: the security and the user experience. All the mentioned features are available with other messengers, but Telegram makes them a bit better. Stickers are completely free, and you can even create some stickers of your own. The app’s customization is also making it more comfortable to use Telegram compared to other messengers. And as for security, there are secret chats with full end-to-end encryption.
Security: Decent Security
Telegram is mostly famous for its security. The app does not have end-to-end encryption enabled by default, but there are secret chats with self-destructible messages, which are never stored on Telegrams servers. The developers have recently introduced fully encrypted video calls, and the messenger has never been part of security scandals.
- The app is less popular than other messengers
- One of the most secure messengers available
- Great desktop client, synchronized with the mobile one
- Customization features: backgrounds, icons, and more