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Instant Messaging Apps Cheat Sheet by

Whatsapp, Telegram

FEAT­URE
WHAT­SAPP
TELE­GRAM
Mess­ages
Send
Yes
Yes
Edit
No
Yes (no time limit, flagged in chat)
Delete
Yes (within 1h8m16s, flagged in chat)
Yes (no time limit, message disappear)
Text formatting
Normal, bold, italic, stri­ket­hro­ugh, monospace
Normal, bold, italic, stri­ket­hro­ugh, monospace, underline
Pin message to chat
No
Yes
Pin chat to app home screen
Yes (up to 5)
Yes (up to 5)
Stor­age
Media
Phone
Cloud
Messages
Phone
Cloud
Backups
Phone & Google Drive
Cloud
Media
Send compressed photo
Yes
Yes
Send uncomp­ressed photo
No
Yes
Send as gallery
Yes (compr­essed)
Yes (compr­essed)
Select video quality
No
Yes
Size limit
100MB (iPhone)
1.5GB
Groups
Members limit
256
200,000
Access control (non-a­dmins)
Send message
Send message, send media, send stickers & GIFs, send polls, embed links, add users, pin messages, change group info
Access control (admins)
No
Delete messages, pin messages, ban users, invite users using URL, add new admins, change group info
Flood control (how many messages users can send in timeframe)
No
Slow mode (1 per 10s/30­s/1­m/5­m/1­5m/1h)
Custom admin title
No
Yes
Broa­dcast lists
Supported
Yes (a group with permission set as non-admins cannot send messages)
Yes (called Channels)
Members limit
256
Unlimited
Priv­acy
Add user using
Phone number
Phone number or username
Private chat
No
Yes (chat window will only appear on main device)
Self-d­est­ructing messages
No
Yes
Send read receipts
Yes (users and groups)
Yes (users)
Suppress read receipts
Yes
No
Stic­kers
Supported
Yes
Yes
Creating
Yes (3rd party app)
In-built support into app
Modifying
Yes (3rd party app)
In-built support into app
Sharing
Limited (users add stickers to favourite)
Yes
*Devices
Multiple
Yes (up to 1 mobile and 1 computer)
Yes (unlim­ited)
Auto­mat­ion
Supported
No
Yes (called Bots)
               
 

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