Check out Telegram Messenger. It is super similar to WhatsApp. Thanks to the outage on WhatsApp last week, it saw an increased of 4.95 million users during the same day.
On Saturday, WhatsApp service was down for 4 hours and according to them, it was WhatsApp’s “longest” and “biggest” outage in years. This might have been the worst timing it can get to have an outage. Facebook is acquiring WhatsApp at an unprecedented amount of US$19 billion. And many users were worried or uncomfortable with the security if Facebook is to take over.
With this outage, it has actually Telegram to gain more users. What are the features on Telegram?
Why Switch to Telegram?
FAST: Telegram is the fastest messaging app on the market because it uses a decentralized infrastructure with data centers positioned around the globe to connect people to the closest possible server.
SECURE: Security flaws in popular apps like WhatsApp have gotten a lot of bad press recently, so we made it our mission to provide the best security on the market.
CLOUD STORAGE: Never lose your data again! Telegram offers free unlimited cloud storage for all your Telegram messages and media that you can securely access from multiple devices.
GROUP CHAT & SHARING: With Telegram, you can form large group chats (up to 200 members), quickly share gigabyte size videos, and send all the photos you want to friends.
RELIABLE: Built to deliver your messages in the minimum bytes possible, Telegram is the most reliable messaging system ever made. It even works on the weakest mobile connections!
100% FREE & NO ADS: Telegram is free and will always be free. We do not plan to sell ads or introduce subscription fees.
PRIVACY: We take your privacy very seriously and will never give third parties access to your data!
What is interesting is that it has a Secret Chats feature. In Secret Chats, nothing is logged on their servers and you can automatically program the messages to self-destruct from both devices so there is never any record of it. I also like the cloud storage and the security part. So, if you have my number, and has Telegram, we can get connected.