Guessing by the kind of popularity this app is gaining, Telegram may soon become WhatsApp’s equal (or at least, the next best thing). The app is high-speed, which is a feature it really prides on. Armed with security encryption and a Snapchat-like auto-destroy messages feature, Telegram definitely poses as a safer choice to most.
That being said, Telegram lacks some of the added features like audio clip messaging and stickers. It is, however, compensated by the 1GB capacity file transfer ability. The interface too, though simple and minimalistic, is quite tasteful and contemporary.
Who owns it? Russian social network giant VK owns Telegram
Users: The app has reportedly received over 5 million signups during the recent WhatsApp downtime