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Telegram

Cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app for all devices

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Telegram is free forever, with no advertisements and no subscription fees.

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Being free of cost and accessible it is a highly recommended tool. Plus it is very secure and safe.
I took advantage of it and earned money and cryptocurrencies. It is cool as well as profitable.

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Perfect substitute for WhatsApp

Reviewed 8 months ago

We are a distributed organization with employees from different time zones and by switching to Telegram we have our communications organized by topic, use hashtags for easy reference, pin messages to highlight useful information, create polls that help decision making, integrate with other services for holiday notifications, automate important notifications, etc.

Pros

It's free and that makes it perfect in the value-cost ratio, since you would need a paid plan in other services to get similar features. The transition from WhatsApp was really easy... you can even export chats so you preserve the history of your communications. You can do so much more in Telegram compared to WhatsApp and it's strictly better in terms of privacy and security of the data you're sharing. The sole fact that it isn't owned by Facebook is more than enough to switch over your whole company to Telegram.

Cons

If someone has used WhatsApp (which everyone has at this point) it will be a no brainer to switch and start using Telegram, so there aren't really cons.

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User friendly, free tool for team messaging and collaboration

Reviewed a year ago

Overall very satisfied. Easy to use, value for money, functions are well constructed. Well coverage of all necessary tools for instant messaging and team collaboration

Pros

Telegram is free. Its instant messaging tool is quick, notifications are customisable which respects privacy preferences and frequency preferences. Video conferencing finctions are stable and convenient for urgent meetings and quick responses, connection is stable. Sharing of media and files is seamless, resolution is never compromised.

Cons

Overall very nice and highly recommended for personal and business use. One cons is its layout is a bit dull given its monotone color scheme.

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Telegram is a great communication option with a few minor challanges

Reviewed a year ago

Telegram has its up and downs but overall it's a solid alternative to similar tools. Anytime something is free we tend to be skeptical but this platform has proved itself. It is easy to get started but can take a little learning to figure out exactly how to navigate. One of the best features for any user, business or not, is that they make security a priory. The company is all about user privacy and...

Pros

The company is heavy on security. The free price tag is nice. The user growth rate of the platform is impressive. Options to have group video sessions are useful.

Cons

Some of the main problems with this tool include the fact that for most people coming form another option, there is a learning curve and there is a lack of a directory or method to easily find and connect with others.

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Telegram- one of the safest and user-friendly communication platforms

Reviewed a year ago

I check "Telegram" more than thrice daily for informative notifications. I feel it most while uploading files. It is adding value continuously to my life. Data storage and privacy issues are solved by using "Telegram". Without any doubt, I can recommend it to anyone.

Pros

The file-sharing option of "Telegram" is the most useful feature I like very much. I store my files like doc, pdf, ppt, trec, mp4, jpg, png, etc. For storage purposes, I prefer telegram to google drive due to its more secure and convenient features. I download important stored files from Telegram. Telegram has both pc and android versions. Both versions are so much user-friendly that is beyond my expectation....

Cons

"10 seconds intervals" in messaging in telegram groups is an irritating matter. Except for this limitation, "Telegram" satisfies my all expectations. Its trustworthy reputation has significant impacts on users' minds.

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Telegram review and experience while using

Reviewed a year ago

I started using telegram due to the way it was adopted in my working place as a means of communication. I enjoyed using telegram due to fact that it cheap to manage as it doesn't requires much data and space from my device. The app backs up most of your documents on the cloud and ensure smooth running of your device. It is one of the most perfect communication platform both for "just two" or even a whole organization. It doesn't place a limit to the type of files that can be shared and saves it on cloud where you can access it anytime

Pros

The app stores all your chats, files on cloud and can access it anytime. The telegram has a very good messaging features which includes the video chats and messaging, the voice text and voice calls, it also has no restrictions in the number of participants in group chats and channels, it allows to join any channel or group by simply searching it on the search box. It also allows you to create bots that aids you in performing a lot of task like filling forms and so on. It is also adopted by a lot of companies and organization as an easy platform for communication.

Cons

The only downside I see in in the aspect of the recovery of account. Which after loosing your phone number, you seems to have completely loose your account

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Topmost secure and multiple-account chatting app

Reviewed a year ago

The ability to have as many members as possible in groups and channels has been of immense benefit to me since I began using this app about 4 years ago. It has enabled me to have a massive outreach and has thus provided a significant boost to my business in terms of sales. Couldn't wish for anything better, honestly. I'd definitely recommend Telegram to anyone seeking simplicity, multiplicity in terms of access, and most importantly security and privacy.

Pros

I love everything about Telegram, to be very honest. The ability to use the app in multiple devices is one thing I really love about it. I can access my account directly from my PC even when my phone is unavailable. This is very convenient for me as my phone isn't always with me. I also love the fact that it allows as many people as possible in a group; not to mention the availability of channels. What I love the most about Telegram is the app's strong end-to-end encryption and great appreciation and value for users' privacy. Fantastic app by all standards.

Cons

The only thing I really wish could be integrated into Telegram is the video call feature. There're video messages alright, but that cannot be compared to long amazing video calls. I don't think there's any other problem I have with it other than this. Just add this, and trust me, you'll have everyone else flocking on to this fantastic software.

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Telegram - The best instant messaging application

Reviewed 3 years ago

When discussing about the overall experience of using Telegram, telegram is a great application for instant messaging. Many features are included in it for our satisfaction. We can get many advantages from that features. Only few annoying things in Telegram and those are not such big issues to throw away the application. Telegram is being popular with people and after some time this application will be like WhatsApp that an application everyone use. Video calling feature also will introduce soon. After these things happen, Telegram will be the best instant messaging application.

Pros

Telegram is one of a best instant messaging application I have ever used. Telegram has many interesting features that can attract users to use that application instead of other instant messaging applications. The first thing is, Telegram is a free application. No cost for everything in it, no subscriptions and no advertisements popping up. No matter you have android, apple, windows or desktop, this...

Cons

Telegram does not have any serious disadvantages in my opinion. I am using this application for a long time but I did not find any bad thing. Only few annoying things can be found. One is the popularity of the application. This application is not spread widely yet. In that case we have to face problems because everyone does not use Telegram like other instant messaging applications. Amount of stickers, emojies in the store is lower when comparing with other applications. Video calling is not introduced yet. A small quality drop occurs when sending photos and videos through the application, but not much as other applications.

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Its The Best Chatting Platform that i ever used.

Reviewed 3 years ago

I really love Telegram the only import feature missing on telegram is video calling. but i really don't use video calls , so i really like telegram for messaging and sending files.And i Use Telegram on multiple devices on my Laptop, Desktop PC, and in my phones too and i really like that i can use it on all devices at the same time and i can logout from all other devices fro one device. so overall i my experience with telegram is great and i still use it.

Pros

I really Like Telegram Messenger Its User Interface looks really good, And Telegram Saves all of our chats and the media that we sent , on the server. and I really like the fact that telegram supports in all platforms like Windows,Mac,Linux,Android and iOS and they have its web version too and because of that we can access our chats anytime from anywhere. And there is no limit fro the file size that...

Cons

We cant make a video call on Telegram, and the voice calls are not good as the other apps when its on low signal.There is no option to add multiple account on Telegram Desktop version. When we go-to a chat we can see the photos and videos that the use sent or shared on group, but there is no option to see only videos and photos separately.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Everything is Available

Reviewed 2 years ago

Not Bad, Informative, Something new and interesting, Inexpensive with some very expensive material, Second choice for most of the Online things.

Pros

I justify Telegram as a full pack of things. It gives a variety of choice and functionality such as voice call, video call, group call, messaging, large file transfers, Links supportive, Large files upload capability and also to download. I am using telegram for to have conversations and meetings. But not usually, only for some specific customers. Secondly, the main purpose of my using telegram is...

Cons

I have certain points for the CONS side which is regarding the copyright issue which is actually a big burden on the head of many of the Telegram channels which are actually not working as per the norms, so this things should be avoided and reported by the application executives. Also a better outlook over the messaging section is needed as per my visualization and on comparisons with other competitive softwares or application.

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A "Telegram" of Modern era!

Reviewed 3 years ago

the conclusion is, this app is a must have social app if you want to know some rare information and stuff related to your field or job due to its large number of communities, that makes it possible to brainstorm or create a discussion or sharing ideas. what's great is, this app doesn't cost you anything, it's totally FREE (but of course you'll need a wifi or data connection to use the app).

Pros

Telegram is a simple social media apps but it has many hidden awesome features that make this app exceptional from any other social media out there. especially the channel features, unlike an ordinary group chat, the channel is like a group of broadcaster and they usually share plenty of pretty rare stuff like recommending famous tv program or a must watch movie list or limited deals offer you can...

Cons

Sometimes i was experiencing an audio or voice note bugs that the audio will be playing by itself right after the screen goes off while you're still on someone's chat room even in silent mode or do not disturb mode, this probably depending on the device you're using but hopefully this can be fix soon on the next update. And due to its large community base, the government in some countries are banning or trying to banned this app from being accessible because it was misused by some communities for not so good purposes. So if you happened to be living in the countries, you have to take extra effort to make it work.

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Higher security and fast communication

Reviewed 10 months ago

Telegram have higher security with planty colourful stickers .My using daily experience ,this app is enough pleasure and useful in work and personal .The speed delivered is fast .I would like to introduced for searching to use work and personal enjoyment ,this app was reliable friendly user and customer .

Pros

In telegram,group management is more easier than whatapps .So I recommended for business and personal entertainment.Telegram can send large files that support in video format 1080p and another large analysis data documents or powerpoint .The most likely feature was schedule massage timing.This feature will useful if you have forgotten in small things in work. Voice call was fined in long time calling.

Cons

More Data savings functions need to improve whether can send large files, more chat theme need to add compare other platform , moreover the vdieo call resolution is low quality like whatapps.I hope to fix in future .For my sence while emoji typing in chat blank it was normal size but i send it that grow up than before choice in chat.This was annoying for me .

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Excellent small tool for communications to externals and subcontractor

Reviewed a year ago

Easy to setup and lightweight and allows for confidential discussions in groups and/or in pairs. Does the job.

Pros

Telegram is a nice tool, with good usage options (web UI, mobile app, desktop app). It encrypts all the messaging automatically and it's even impossible to disable the encryption. This allows for communication of confidential business topics as well.

Cons

Telegram doesn't provide any kind of APIs and the integration possibilities are very low. However, for simple chat in a group or between two peers Telegram is a great app. Don't expect any nice integrations to other messaging tools, agile management products or kanban boards.

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Telegram

Reviewed 7 months ago

In my personal opinion, Telegram is the best application to chat and communicate easily and in real time with one or more people at the same time. My experience as a Telegram user has been excellent. They have very efficient customer service. It seems to me that Telegram is a very complete software, perhaps the number one of its kind. In my opinion it is far ahead of its competition (in every way). Another aspect that seems very important to me is that its policies are not prohibitive, but on the contrary, they allow the use of the application for almost all types of activities. I really like Telegram.

Pros

Among the multiple advantages that Telegram presents are: a large number of gifts, animations, open group functions, its simplicity of use, how easy it is to attach small and large files, how easy it is to attach photos and music to messages, You can change the themes and background colors, you can choose from a large number of stickers. One of my favorite features is the secret chat and its ability...

Cons

In my opinion, Telegram has very few disadvantages: Bots can take up a lot of space and on some low capacity phones they sometimes cause crashes. In the groups it is not known who has read the messages sent.

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Most secure and easy tool that is available for free of cost.

Reviewed a year ago

Overall, Telegram has always been the first choice for communication within our teams and it helps a lot in day-to-day activities and also high-level privacy gives trust in using telegram. Because of many factors, I can say Telegram is one of the best social networking useful App.

Pros

Telegram is very beneficial and easy than other similar applications. It's an instant and secure messenger and also one can create a private chat for privacy which is very useful nowadays. And Also you can join large groups of your interest and can make friends and everything free of cost. You can share large important documents with colleagues very easily.

Cons

The only con I found about telegram is the recovery of your old account. And also it needs good signal strength to work properly.

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The Most Revolutionary Social Media App

Reviewed 3 years ago

Telegram has reduced the hustles of having to catch up with past conversations. It also ensures that I can share messages with groups of people at once

Pros

Telegram ensures that a user can still access chats that were created even before they opened an account, giving a user the chance to catch up with the conversation. Using Telegram has also proven very easy, as the app is very easy to install and use, where the user is able to navigate through with much ease. Further, the Software offers the user a chance to not only share text messages but also make...

Cons

Unfortunately, Telegram requires an internet connection to be usable, unless the user is only reviewing that which was shared when there was internet connection

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The best free instant messaging platform

Reviewed a year ago

I started using Telegram years ago, as I was looking for a secure and not that popular messaging tool. Although in the last few years many people have downloaded Telegram, I still love it and use it for business related issues. WhatsApp is more for my family, friends and the "distraction" instant messaging platform, and Telegram is more for business and focused work.

Pros

The best feature is its price, which is free, plus it's full of features and privacy settings. The Telegram team constantly adds new features and it seem like they are always several steps in front of WhatsApp.

Cons

The Android apps could be a little bit faster, something I've noticed even on new phones. However, is not that bad nor a reason to stop using Telegram.

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Telegram is an excellent FREE messaging app available

Reviewed 2 years ago

I worked with this software and had no problem. I loved the possibility of sending the same message in a group to thousands of people. It's incredible

Pros

This software is multiplatform. I don't need to be connected to the cell phone for it to work in web mode on the notebook. It allows groups of up to 200 thousand people. To connect to other people I just need to pass the username, thus remaining the privacy of my cell phone number. Another standard feature is not to automatically save viewed multimedia files to your phone. If you want, just change...

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I found an excellent cost benefit. I applied tests with my co-workers and everyone was able to work on this software without any problems. I didn't need support.

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Instant messaging at its best

Reviewed 3 years ago

Great tool/app to coordinate work and social aspects of interactions. In terms of working, the encryption for chats is way safer than that of other popular instant messaging apps out there.

Pros

Telegram is a versatile, easy-to-use software/app with a friendly User Interface which adds value to the everyday interactions while keeping the fun in the more social aspects of its usage. - GIFs - Pictures - Videos - Private Chats - Separate servers (in order to avoid issues when using the PC app)

Cons

Can have issues when using older instances of the app, for whatever reason. Pictures not having a preview and selection of filters to apply. Minor improvements.

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A great messaging app is Telegram

Reviewed 9 months ago

I like it, it keeps m in touch with my contacts and I don't have to install a lot of things to get connected. Ease of use and good looking User Interface

Pros

I like when receiving a call I can see the picture of a person that is calling if they have a profile picture. It also reminds me when i have unread messages and the product is easy to use. I like how easy it is to integrate with other app like uploading pictures and sending videos. It also integrates with contact list which makes it easy to find people who have the same app.

Cons

Data calls are a bit expensive when using mobile data

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Telegram is Awesome

Reviewed 10 months ago

After using this app daily, I have no issues with the app. I am a greatly satisfied user of Telegram.

Pros

Telegram is easy to use. There js no cost for any feature on the app. The best thing is that it is a cloud based software, so theres no attachment with phone, it can be easily used in a PC.
The privacy policy of Telegram is highly positive.
The bots are of great use for business. It is ad free. Which makes you comfortable during working with it.

Cons

Users that abuse the apps restrictions should be banned from using the app.

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Telegram.. Keep your privacy intact.

Reviewed a year ago

It feels good to use due to its polished design, easy and simple interface and secure nature. Also it serves a few more purposes just than a typical messaging app due to which I find it more handy/ useful.

Pros

Telegram is much more secure and highly value our privacy and privacy of our conversations in comparison to other similar free social messaging platforms. It gives you a lot of free space, and what makes it more useful is its ability to send a single file of size 1024 MB or 1 GB whether it's a document, photo or a video. Also for secret chats, it provides the option for self deleting messages after being read by the recipient. Also you can use it for things like sharing posts or finding a book and etc.

Cons

Unlike some other popular platforms, you won't find all you contacts on it, as it is used by comparitively fewer people. Also its account recovery is a big problem if you registered it with a mobile number.

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Best Team Communication Tools for my company

Reviewed 7 months ago

I am using telegram for sharing documents and files that are important for running the project. Usually, Viber and Gmail do not allow to send file size that is more than 25 MB at that time we need to upload our files in drive and then share the link. But in Telegram, we can share files that are more than 25 MB easily.

Pros

I like the instant messaging features of Telegram which help to collaborate team in an efficient way and increase the productivity of my company also.

Cons

Telegram for desktop is crashing sometimes due to low RAM. If the software creator makes a telegram optimized low-end desktop it is more useful for users like me.

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Safe, accessible and funcional apllication

Reviewed 9 months ago

But overall, the app has a deployment system of easy application, valid cost benefit, file sharing without excessive storage on the device, good quality calls, and fulfills its function to facilitate communication between people efficiently online.

Pros

In the current version of the app, some functions have added a lot of value to the continued use of Telegram, such as increasing the normal audio speed up to 2x, which was and still is one of the biggest difficulties of social networks, when you have a long audio. From our own experience, in our team we always send long explanatory audios and this function helps us save time both in using the app and in performing our work. Another positive function is that we can access the messages saved for consultation at another time, this makes access much easier, even when we are offline.

Cons

One feature of the app that becomes negative and sometimes even bothersome is the notification of new users. A green notification appears, and if you don't pay attention, it gives the impression that the person started a conversation with you, but no, it's just a new user notification.

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Why you should use Telegram.

Reviewed a year ago

In my workplace, we use Telegram. As a massage service with employees in three different locations around the city, we must work closely with our customer base. In terms of regular customer updates, Telegram helps us communicate among my company's employees. For all of our clients, we built a group and a channel where we keep them up to date on all of our services, and offers.

Pros

The diversity of the channels in Telegram was one of the things that drew my attention. There are a plethora of free courses and files available on Telegram that would have otherwise cost money.

Cons

Notifications on the desktop might be bothersome at times. Notifications can sometimes flood the screen and block other processes, which is inconvenient.

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Telegram Review for Privacy Minded Individuals

Reviewed 10 months ago

Telegram is a fantastic app for private communication. HOWEVER, you must set up the encryption before you are really protected. It's not 100% encrypted out of the box.

Pros

As a network and systems administrator, I value privacy and security more than most. Telegram gives me peace of mind when communicating privately with clients and family. Knowing that my messages aren't being eavesdropped on is comforting for both parties.

Cons

The only improvement I can suggest would be the make encrypted chat the default so you didn't have newer users thinking they are protected when they aren't