What is Telegram
In this article, I will try to bring to you all the pros, useful features and tricks of Telegram, which make it stand out brightly from other messengers for mobile devices and personal computers.
What is Telegram?
Telegram is a fast and secure messaging application. It's almost like SMS, but in addition to sending simple text messages, you can also send photos, videos and any other files. You can also create conferences for group chats. A significant advantage is also the support not only for mobile devices, but also for other platforms (Windows/Mac/Linux). All of your messages (except secret chats) will be automatically synchronized between devices.
Telegram is made for anyone who prefers fast and reliable messaging.
Entrepreneurs and small companies will appreciate groups, computer applications and file management. In group chats, forwarding, mentions and hashtags are available - so even in large conferences, communication is efficient and orderly.
What makes Telegram stand out from the rest?
Unlike other applications for correspondence, Telegram works in the cloud, and, moreover, reliably encrypts all traffic (including transferred files). Due to this, it is possible to use Telegram on any device and exchange an unlimited quantity of photos, videos and other files (doc, zip, mp3, etc.). Also, thanks to the distributed infrastructure and powerful servers, Telegram is much safer and faster than any similar application. In other words, you can use Telegram not only on your mobile device, but also on your home computer and even online via your browser.
Here's a list of the features that make Telegram stand out brightly:
- Low traffic consumption and high speed
- Message encryption
- Self-destructing messages
- Synchronization of messages between devices
- Exchange of any files
- Open API
- Access to messages from any device
- PC version
- Online version
- Open Source
Who are the creators of Telegram?
Telegram is maintained by Pavel and Nikolai Durov. Pavel provides financial and ideological support, while Nikolai is busy with the technical side. As a result, Telegram is the fastest and safest messenger in the world.
Telegram is completely free
Commercial companies often have to compromise between their values and financial gain. This is why Telegram is a non-commercial product. It is not designed to generate revenue, it will never sell advertising or accept outside investment. Nor can Telegram be sold.
So how do I get my own Telegram account?
To register your personal Telegram account, you just need to go to the official website https://web.telegram.org/, or download the app to your mobile device or PC, and enter your phone number, after which you will receive an SMS with a confirmation code. Your Telegram username is your phone number. In order to confirm that it is you, you must enter the one-time password which comes to the specified number in the SMS. If you do not enter the SMS within a certain period of time, a robot will call you and dictate the password.
By the way: you can sign in to Telegram on several devices simultaneously. There is no limit on the number of simultaneous sessions. Telegram can be installed on your phone, tablet, computer or use it online.Supported devices on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows and many other operating systems. A list of all the applications is available on the download page.
Mailing list usability.
A feature called "Mailing List" is the ability to send a message to multiple contacts at once. Unlike group chats, your chat partners will not see each other, and your message will be displayed as an ordinary chat message.
What is a username and how do I get one?
You can set your public Telegram username. It then becomes possible for other users to find you by that name - you will show up as a contact in the global search. Note that people who find you will be able to send you messages even if they don't know your number. If this makes you uncomfortable, we don't recommend creating a username.
If you have created a username for yourself, you may share a link to your profile with other users: telegram.me/yourusername. Clicking this link will automatically launch Telegram and open a chat with you. You can share links to your profile with your friends, write them on your business cards, or put them on your website. This way, other people can contact you on Telegram without knowing your phone number. In Telegram, usernames are publicly available and by installing it, you allow anyone to find you and send you messages without even knowing your phone number. User names in Telegram are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If such a username is already taken, the Telegram support team will help you acquire it, provided you have the same username on at least two of these services: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. You can contact them through "Support" in the apps if you have questions (Settings - Ask a Question). Note that support is done by volunteers (so please be polite).
Telegram is much safer than other similar messengers like WhatsApp or Line. Telegram is based on the MTProto protocol, created using time-tested algorithms, and provides high speed and reliability. Telegram also supports secret chats that use device-to-device encryption, leave no traces on servers, are able to self-destruct after some time, and cannot be forwarded. The only disadvantage of this approach is that if your conversation partner is offline, the message will not be delivered - in secret chat mode messages are only sent directly from device to device.
These are just some of the "pluses" and bonuses that you will receive by joining the large number of Telegram users. Of course, this messenger is still new and not common to people who spend much time communicating with each other through other similar applications, but gpibs.com believes in its success and future project development, and that is why you can now create your own tasks or fulfill tasks of other users in Telegram Channels, Chats and Bots categories. The more people start using Telegram, the faster this project will be popular and will be able to grow before our very eyes.