- Signal over the weekend became the top free app on the App Store beating WhatsApp.
- Telegram has over 400 million active users.
While this has been good news for rival messaging apps as these have seen a rise in downloads. For example, Signal shot to fame in no time and quickly cashed in on the opportunity and is currently the top free app in App Store in India, beating WhatsApp.
On the other hand, Telegram is celebrating meme fest on Twitter trying to roast WhatsApp where it has started looking more desperate than funny. Telegram has been around for some years and has over 400 million active users. It offers unique features like customisable themes, up to 2GB file sharing, location-based groups, messages storing on the cloud, self-destruct messages, bots, and more despite Telegram is behind WhatsApp in terms of downloads and active users by a mile. However, WhatsApp's updated policy has given Telegram a window to onboard new users who do not like to share personal details.
Here are some tweets from Telegram's official handle
There's a cure for that. pic.twitter.com/Qg7FbOCv0L— Telegram Messenger (@telegram) January 10, 2021
No, that's bad for the environment. Simply uninstall it and move on with your life. Just like your exes, it wasn't good enough for you you deserve better .— Telegram Messenger (@telegram) January 10, 2021
If you say so. pic.twitter.com/jOYcwxwdIq— Telegram Messenger (@telegram) January 10, 2021
I think you meant to post this one pic.twitter.com/uf5gNT8IOL— Telegram Messenger (@telegram) January 10, 2021
I feel like they've got a 'no clap backs' policy. I'm still waiting on the last one. pic.twitter.com/7xTvQoMMlw— Telegram Messenger (@telegram) January 10, 2021
Just make sure you only invite your top 199,999 friends. There's only so much room in a group.— Telegram Messenger (@telegram) January 10, 2021
Telegram needs to fix one big issue first
No service is perfect. But Telegram has to acknowledge and fix a huge issue. Telegram is the top resource of pirated content on the Internet, and it's not hidden. Thanks to the capability to share huge files, users on Telegram can easily share movies, shows, and more that are less than 2GB.
We have been using Telegram for several years now and agree that its cross-platform seamless switch is unmatchable, but at the same time, it is hard to get all the contacts to use Telegram instead of WhatsApp. This might take some time, but this could be an excellent start to that trend.