WhatsApp face stiff competition
The instant messaging application WhatsApp is facing stiff competition from Telegram , this come after Telegram have combined WhatsApp and Snapchat features.
Eyetro Digital reviews the features of both social networking sites.
Whatsapp Application was launched in January 2010. Whatsapp Application came with a lot of amazing things, sending images, voices, videos and documents.
In August 2013 the brothers of Nikolai and Pavel Durov launched an application called Telegram. Telegram is a messaging service combining the speed of WhatsApp with Snapchat’s ephemerality and advanced new security measures.
WhatsApp and Telegram share the same ground work. Both apps use your phone number as identification, both let you chat in groups, share videos and pictures, both apps have basically the same User Interface, even down to the conversation view.
Telegram is secure: Keeps one’s messages safe from hackers, they even make a $200 000 bounty to anyone who can break into MTPROTO, the backbone of Telegram.
Its a free and fast application which which allows one to chat in secretly .It has adverts (ads) .It does not allow subscription fees and also allows Super groups which can allow 10 000 members
It allows onr to check the news event log to see all service actions taken by members and administrators a channel or super group in the last 48 hours.
MTProto is the Telegram Messenger protocol “designed for access to a server API (a set of functions and procedures that allow the creation of applications which access the features or data of an operating system, application, or other service)from applications running on mobile devices”.
The Mobile Protocol is subdivided into three components (from the official site):
High-level component (API query language): defines the method whereby API queries and responses are converted to binary messages.
Cryptographic (authorization) layer: defines the method by which messages are encrypted prior to being transmitted through the transport protocol.
Transport component: defines the method for the client and the server to transmit messages over some other existing network protocol (such as, http, https, tcp, udp).