LINE and Telegram are not just fads.
If you take a look at the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, you can find tons of messaging applications that you may not have heard of.
These messaging applications have changed the way people communicate with each other, and are responsible for making traditional text messaging obsolete. After all, usage of these applications is free as long as users have a data plan or internet connection, while traditional messaging is still chargeable.
However, with the recent boom of free messaging applications, WhatsApp has lost some of its popularity. Competitors like LINE and Telegram are attracting more users all around the world.
1. Secret chats
This is great for a secret rendezvous or gossiping with your friends about your crush, without leaving any evidence.
2. Group chats
In WhatsApp, group chats can host up to 100 people. In Telegram and LINE, group chats can contain up to 200 people, useful if you ever need to broadcast a message to your entire school cohort.
3. Stickers that are to die for
4. Web applications
Between the web versions of Telegram and WhatsApp, I think Telegram wins because you do not need to have your phone constantly connected. For example, if your phone is out of battery and you want to send a message through your laptop, you can do that through Telegram.
In WhatsApp, you are only allowed to send pictures or videos. However, Telegram and LINE allow you to send a wide variety of file types up to the size of a gigabyte.
This makes it convenient for those who need to send important documents from their phones, especially useful for those students who are constantly doing their project work or adults who complete a lot of work on the go.
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