Telegram is one of the many instant messaging apps in the market, but what makes Telegram App different from others? Well, probably the most important feature is the end to end encryption, which allows you to send and receive message that no other party could read (unless they actually pick up your device or the one receiving), not even government or hackers.
What makes Telegram App different
A few things could be mentioned, but there are three main things that we will describe in this articles
- Security and privacy measures: Telegram has a “Secret Message” feature, which encrypts the messages with the protocol MTProto, which was developed by the creators of Telegram. This End to end encryption has become increasingly popular, since people are more concerned about privacy on their internet activity, Whatsapp, one of the most prominent competitor, started using it in April. The end-to-end encryption let’s you send and receive messages that no other party could access, no hackers, no governments, in fact, that sparked controversy when ISIS was recommending its use to their supporters and members.
- File transfer: Usually, instant messaging services are picky about what file types can they transfer, some only limit themselves to pictures, videos and other media files, but Telegram let’s you transfer any kind of files up to 1.5gb, which is pretty nice.
- Available to all major platforms: There’s a lot of instant messaging services that are only available to mobile devices, and others are available to desktop OS, like Windows or MAC, but their mobile ports are buggy or simply slow. Telegram is fast in all its available presentations: Android, iOS, Windows phone, Windows, MAC, Linux and even a web based version that you can access from your web browser.
How to install App telegram
Is depends on the operating system you are using, but if you are not sure how to install it on your device, you can always go to the official website telegram.org where you can select your system and it will redirect you to the download page.
You will need to have a working mobile phone in order to open and verify you telegram account, it will ask you input your mobile number and send you a text message or call with a code that you will have to introduce in order to activate your account.
Once you do that, you are ready to start using that multiple features that Telegram has in store for you.