There are many reasons to use Telegram, from its convenient multi-device sync to its fun stickers and other chat features. It’s also a great platform for staying in touch with friends and family, sharing news and experiences, and even networking with like-minded people.. However, there are some downsides of the app to consider, too.
There are a few reasons why you might want to leave Telegram:
While WhatsApp is a popular messaging app, it doesn’t have end-to-end encryption by default, which means it’s not as secure as other messaging apps.- it’s owned by a Russian company
– it has been banned in some countries
1. Telegram Chats Aren’t End-to-End Encrypted by Default
Telegram encrypts your messages as they travel between your device and the Telegram server. However, these messages are stored on the server in an encrypted format.This means that you can access טלגראס בוט them from multiple devices. A breach of Telegram’s servers could result in your messages being exposed.
The service offers end-to-end encryption for its secret chats, but you have to start these manually. If you forget to start one, or someone else begins a non-secret chat with you, the chat won’t enjoy the same privacy protections.
2. Telegram Collects Your Contact Data
By default, Telegram collects basic data about your contacts in order to show you their name in the service and to notify you when someone you know joins Telegram. You can choose not to share your contacts with Telegram, but if you do, the company says it uses this information to show you the name you have saved for the contact, not their Telegram screen name.
While this may be convenient for some, it’s still a bit concerning for an app that’s focused on privacy. It would be nice to have the option to opt-out of this feature.
3. Receipts in Group Chats
Telegram is a great messaging app for one-on-one and group chats, but it lacks a handy feature that might be a deal-breaker for some users – read receipts. Telegram group chats have read receipts, but they don’t show each person who has read your message.
Instead, as soon as one member of the group has opened a message, two checks will appear. There’s no way to be sure who hasn’t seen the message yet, aside from using people’s Last Seen status to infer who hasn’t opened the app in a while. Depending on what you use group chats for, this might cause you to jump to another app.
4. Telegram Has Limited Support
We hope you never have to contact our support team for help with Telegram. However, if you ever need assistance, Telegram offers limited support. The main options for getting help are to reach out on Twitter, visit the Telegram Support form, or go to Settings > Ask a Question in the app. Please keep in mind that our support team is staffed by volunteers, so while we will do our best to answer your query, we cannot guarantee a response. If you cannot get an answer from our team, you may be able to find what you’re looking for in our FAQ section.
5. Your Friends Might Not Use It
One of the main reasons people avoid using Telegram is because their friends aren’t on the app – which makes sense because if no one you know is on Telegram, then there’s not much point in having it as your messaging app. You might be able to convince a few friends to make an account so you can all chat together, but most people are content with the messaging app they already have and don’t see the need to download another one just for you.