If you have a smartphone, then we’re pretty sure that you used or heard of WhatsApp Messenger or Telegram Messenger. These two applications are used on smartphones to keep in touch with friends and family. At the same time, these applications are using the mobile phone number as an ID, which means that you don’t need to remember a specific username and password to log into these two applications.
WhatsApp has now over 800 million active users and there are more and more users joining everyday, mostly because of the new Voice Calling feature that was added to WhatsApp for iOS, Android and BlackBerry 10. WhatsApp has been bought by Facebook in February 2014 and since then, the application has received some significant changes, such as Blue Ticks, Voice Call and more.
Both of the applications allow you to send messages, pictures or any type of files. According to some rumors there are a lot of users switching from WhatsApp to Telegram. It seems that they enjoy using Telegram because it comes with better features such as: group chats that allow up to 200 users, auto-self destruct messages, it synchronizes with all your devices and even stores media in the cloud.
The developers of Telegram are pretty confident, because they are offering 200.000 dollars to the hackers that can break their application.
On the other hand, WhatsApp is “invaded” by attacks and hacks and we’re pretty sure that its developers will never come with an offer of 200.000 dollars to the one who can hack into WhatsApp. With other words, Telegram is more secure than WhatsApp.
WhatsApp Voice Call
As we told you above, the WhatsApp’s developers just released a Voice Calling feature to their application. It is good to know that this feature is only available for iOS, Android and BlackBerry 10, but this is surely a big plus for this messaging application. We’re pretty sure that there are a lot of new WhatsApp users who installed this application just because of this new feature.
Even if WhatsApp is not as secure as Telegram, there will always be a lot of people who will prefer to use an application that has a Voice Calling feature and more users. Let’s face it, if you don’t have enough friends who use Telegram Messenger, you will not even dare to uninstall an application such as WhatsApp, which is used by most of your friends.
Even if there are a lot of users who say that the privacy is their main concern while being connected to the internet, when it comes to popular applications, they tend to not care so much about their security.
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