The introduction of Telegram free messaging app has greatly challenged the status quo that was initially held by WhatsApp in what many tech pundits describe as a revolution in free messaging services.
The indications are clear that both these mobile apps are working hard to ensure control over millions of mobile phone users who are looking for cheap ways of communicating.
The big question is which app will be the first to provide voice and video call services? Looking at recent Research & Development work going on behind the scenes there are clear signs that both these mobile app services are working hard to woo more users by introducing voice and video call options.
A Secure and Fast Growing Alternative to WhatsApp
WhatsApp is regarded as the pioneer free messaging app but going by recent statistics, it is quite clear that Telegram provides a fast growing alternative to WhatsApp for mobile users who are looking for effective ways of minimizing the cost of communication through free messaging services. It is still too early to speculate whether Telegram will be the first messaging app to introduce free voice and video calls.
Recent R&D work on Telegram has seen top technicians come up with top ideas that will enable this mobile app takeover the reign as the supreme free messaging app. One useful advantage of this app over WhatsApp is that when you move to a new device your old chats reload. This makes it easier to recover useful texts if you happen to have lost your phone. It is much tedious to bring WhatsApp messages to a new device.
End-To-End Encryption Messages
The introduction of end-to-end encryption key options which ensure that Telegram does not receive unencrypted version of your messages has played a key role in the development of Telegram as a game changer in the free messaging industry. Perhaps these top-notch security specs are indicators of new features that Telegram are planning to introduce to their already top quality services.
Privacy is given the first priority and Telegram offers two different types of security for two different types of chats, End-to-end encryption chat and Standard chat. Standard chats contain a client-server and server-client encryption, meaning that your messages are unencrypted on Telegram’s server storage. This makes cross-platform messaging possible. Privacy and Security is powered by 256-bit asymmetric AES and RSA 2048 encryption that makes Telegram so confident in their security that $200,000 is offered to anyone who can crack it.
With these indications it is emerging that Telegram is keen in developing new features that will increase its users. Maybe these are signs that Telegram will be the first to introduce free voice and video call services ahead of WhatsApp, which has been a bit quiescent over the past few years.
On the other hand, it is said that still waters run deep. WhatsApp might be developing the voice and video call services behind closed doors. Perhaps this is the strategy that WhatsApp tech gurus have embarked on as a way of encountering the fast-growing competition from rival companies.
Either way, one thing remains clear –mobile phone users are eagerly waiting for voice and video call services from these two trademark messaging apps.