Now that WhatsApp has declared war Telegram silent to , but the war after all, the name of the latter comes out again in the headlines. Now we have talked about the battle vs WhatsApp Telegram functionally and now … through conditions of use
In addition, Telegram included on a separate page other technical FAQ section:
This is a quick summary of the main differences between the two services.
Age . While WhatsApp specifies that se It must be over 16 years old to use the Service (and if it detects an application or information under that age, disable these accounts) in Telegram no age limit is specified.
Type accepted use . WhatsApp is quite clear: the service is to be used only personally. Any commercial use is excluded, although this already is poised to follow in the footsteps of the age: more and more businesses, companies or even political parties are using WhatsApp as a method of communication.
Monetize . WhatsApp is monetized with a subscription for about a dollar a year. In many cases, or waived, or paid download of the app a few years ago it was exchanged for a lifetime subscription. Telegram is not monetized: its creator a millionaire and says he never charged nor shall bring advertising. If you ever need capital, draw on donations or micropayments for additional functions.
Changes in the conditions . WhatsApp makes it clear that conditions can change when you want to and that the user will not be notified about it, so it is your responsibility to review them periodically.
Deleting messages? Hahaha, good joke. Snapchat or saved. WhatsApp makes clear that when “remove” messages are really just hiding from view. Telegram refers to this section Cundo speaks of “only stores the essential data for the application to work well,” and that includes the message strings, so if you are stored even if the delete. Yes excludes secret chats with end to end encryption and automatic deletion. These definitely yes.
Responsibilities are deleted. WhatsApp washes his hands on the content that we send by him. It is something that logically beyond their control and therefore any link or illegal content responsibility of the user, not the service. Telegram argues the same thing, since “all chats and groups are private and their participants”, so the service will not respond to demands or requests around it. Yes it is responsible for the channel, bots or stickers, as they are part of something publicly available, and requests to detect suspicious content to write to email@example.com counting it.
Open, closed . WhatsApp is a closed service and not allowed to use his image in any way, much less his (private) documentation to develop third-party clients. This also includes applications that use its logo or name to announce additions or extra amenities. Telegram is an open project that publishes its API , your protocol and href=”https://telegram.org/apps#source-code”> code, and encouraged to use it to get where the Telegram itself fails. As a result Windows Phone users, for example, had the option to use it.
December 2, 2015
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