What Makes Telegram a Must-Have? Top 5 Reasons

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Telegram is fast becoming one of the most secure messaging apps out there, but what not everyone knows is that it offers so much more than just that. It is miles ahead of many of its competitors, and provides its users with a whole range of additional features, all of which have a privacy-first focus. 

What first put Telegram on the map was, of course, its end-to-end encryption. Any conversations that take place on the app are completely secure and private between the sender and the recipient. Unlike with other messaging services, there is no risk of a third party or of the app itself accessing or using personal information or data. This is the number one priority for many people when using mobile devices these days, and it’s a no-brainer.

In addition to providing encrypted messaging, Telegram is making waves in the entertainment world. Gaming operators are able to use the app, through bots, to offer personalized and immersive experiences. Recently, a number of crypto casinos have started offering licensed gambling games via Telegram. Telegram users can play all of their favorite games, either solo or multiplayer, without having to download any additional apps. Crypto poker, blackjack, and other casino classics are all available directly within Telegram, and there’s also the option to add bots to chats with friends to play casual games like Uno or quizzes to liven up your chats.

Not many other secure messaging apps can stand up to the features that Telegram boasts, which is what makes it such a must-have. Groups and channels can be created in Telegram. The former enables people to have interactive conversations, with up to 200,000 being able to form a single group. The latter is more focused on one particular user sharing updates and information with a number of people, also with an impressive 200,000 capacity. These numbers far outweigh that of WhatsApp, also known as one of the best encrypted chat apps, which has a capacity of 1,024.

We touched on this earlier with the inclusion of casino games in Telegram chats, but that is just one example of a bot, which is a type of programming that can be used in chats to perform tasks for a user. Telegram bots are able to share images, GIFs, or stickers, host games, share information like weather forecasts and news updates, and much more. Bots bring an interactive element to Telegram, and set it apart from its competitors.

One of the biggest annoyances with any mobile device is running out of storage, or downloading apps that use up all available storage. This will never happen with Telegram, because the app gives its users unlimited storage. Any conversations, shared images, videos, voice calls, or documents are saved onto their cloud, meaning they take up no space on your phone! No matter which device you log in or out from, the data will always be there for you when you need it.

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