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Discussion on: Is it time we quit WhatsApp?

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LelouchBrowneyes

I'm on telegram now and i think i can deal with quitting whatsapp. It's been 2 years now that i use telegram more than any others socials network and right now whatsapp just make the flight of users from WhatsApp to Telegram, already ongoing for a few years, accelerated !
Durov speech about whatsapp policy changes: t.me/durov/145

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Rishabh Singh ⚡ Author

Yes, I personally think that Telegram is far better than any other communication app out there. Not only it has a strict privacy-friendly policy but also it's loaded with amazing features which makes it the superhero of social apps.

I personally like the bulk file sharing and high group limits in telegram. Which is your favorite feature of Telegram?

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LelouchBrowneyes

My favorite feature stay the Saved message: This is like Google drive with no limitation; you can store anything with size < 2Gib on it and that s just amazing

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Rishabh Singh ⚡ Author

Oh yeah! Actually I love it so much... It's like we can also make quick notes into it for later reference... Perfect for someone who often forgets things 😉

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edgarngg

This feature along with some other storage related ones will make Telegram go through a tough time as a company, please all be ready to support Telegram when they need us.

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Sky Lee

Yes I have been using telegram for more than 3 years. It has been improved a lot. Give it a try. I also migrated all my friend groups to telegram from WhatsApp.

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LelouchBrowneyes

Great choice !!!

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Rishabh Singh ⚡ Author

That's really amazing! I am glad you're taking a step and also encourage your friends 🔥 Keep going ⚡

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Mark Roeling

I do use Telegram as well, however Telegram doesn't support e2e encryption for normal messaging. So for the few people that I have on Telegram I've suggested to use Signal instead.

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Álvaro Croce

Do you know Telegram uses e2e with no backup in their secret chats?

I'm not against Signal, but I always found strange that people used that same not well informed excuse to use WhatsApp.

Signal is more niche I think, I understand that people need that over another app, but in my opinion the e2e excuse misleads people into think that Telegram is insecure.

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Andre Rother

But as far as I understand, thats not the case in group chats. Or I don't see a secret group chat activation in the menu.

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Álvaro Croce

No, I didn't found that either. I guess for them you can only keep a secret between two people :D

Does Signal has an encrypted group chat? They store the chat history somewhere ? I need to search and read about that because I don't know, and that might be a key difference.

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Andre Rother

In their knowledge base article[1], they write:

Signal service has no record of your group memberships, group titles, group avatars, or group attributes.

They also have a blog post[2] where they explain everything in detail about how group chats work. In [2], if you scroll down, they write:

Communication is private

Communication is private on Android, iOS and Desktop. And this includes the group chat feature. But as far as I understand, the communication is stored but is encrypted. [3] According to Signal:

Signal messages and calls cannot be accessed by us or other third parties because they are always end-to-end encrypted, private, and secure.

[1] support.signal.org/hc/en-us/articl...
[2] signal.org/blog/signal-private-gro...
[3] support.signal.org/hc/en-us/articl...

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Rishabh Singh ⚡ Author

Telegram has it's own flaws😭 but hopefully since a lot of people are moving on it... Telegram will add e2e soon so that people can use Telegram without any worries...

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Rishabh Singh ⚡ Author

Preety clever 🔥 I also just wish if Telegram had e2e more easily accessible... Meanwhile using Signal sounds like a great option 🚀