As a result there has been a steady migration of understandably upset users, away from WhatsApp and to services like Signal and Telegram. While Signal is considered one of the most secure messaging services it’s not what we would call ‘full featured’, and for the ‘normal’ user you’ll be less likely to move or keep your family and friends on that platform.
Here at Ausdroid we have actually used Telegram as our main internal messaging platforms since Google Hangouts became unreliable many years ago. We can attest that the platform is stable, fully featured, regularly updated, and totally unconnected with Facebook.
So if you want to migrate to Telegram, just how hard is it?
Honestly it’s as easy as clicking one of the links below and typing in your phone number to get a confirmation number. Once you have registered your initial account you can then set up telegram on as many devices as you like. Telegram offers clients for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and of course the web.
Unlike some messaging platforms Telegram is a true multi device service with all clients able to send and receive messages, this means you don;t need to rely on a single device being online for your multi device service to work. This does mean that by default not all messages are encrypted, but Telegram offers a secrete mode for those who want or need secure communication.
One you have moved over to Telegram you can allow the app to scan your contacts and it will automatically let you know if one of your contacts is on telegram, or when someone joins. From there Telegram offers a raft of features including voice messages, video messages, Gifs, animated Emoji and everything in between, and regardless of what platform you;re on, everyone has the same colour bubbles!
If you’re looking for a ubiquitous multi platform multi device modern messaging solution that just works, then we can’t recommend telegram enough, for me it’s my only messaging platform outside of SMS.
Grab Telegram below and free yourself of Facebooks data harvesting.
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