Telegram, the cool instant messaging app, is similar to Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp but different in many ways. Dare I say, it’s even better! This cloud-based app prioritizes speed and security. It was founded by Pavel Durov, a Russian guy who claims this app combines WhatsApp’s speed and the ephemerality of Snapchat. This thing were right in some manner because it can be seen that it’s more fast then the Whatsapp and other chatting apps and yes the ephemerality of Snapchat, but still snapchat is better then it in some manners. This is a physiological behavior that if one person is using the app, and finds a app that is much more powerful and useful and can make them ease, he will not leave their previous app due to the backlog, comfortness and many other things. It’s very difficult for the apps to create their space in the smartphones of people who already using the same other app. But Telegram has some features that will make many of the people to use it and leave other chatting apps like Whatsapp.
Did you know this app lets you watch videos and TV shows online, much like the Spectrum TV app from the packages that Spectrum offers? Interesting, right? Let’s show you how it’s done! The latest upgrade to the Telegram app has brought with it an instant video streaming feature. To start streaming videos on this app, simply download the latest version on Google Playstore. The best part is you don’t have to download the videos to watch them. They can be streamed right within the app. It’s the great feature to stick the audience to the platform and increase the engagement and interaction. Using the auto-night version, you can also switch to dark mode and transform the interface.
Watching Videos on the Telegram App?
By this step, you must have download the app. Follow these steps to start watching an online video on this platform:
- Open the Telegram app on your phone
- On the top right of the app, you will find a search icon. Click on it
- Type the name of the video/movie, or you would like to watch
- The app pulls out all links by searching from the Internet
- Click open the right-click to start streaming the video
You may also download the video by clicking on the download button.
Other Features of the Telegram App
The telegram app has so many other cool features that will entice you to sign up for it. Let’s check them out:
Secret Chat Mode
All chats on Telegram are user-to-server encrypted. But there is more you can do to enhance the privacy of your chats. For instance, create a secret chat. Once you enable this feature, the chats are not saved on the servers. You can also self-destruct the chats by setting a timer. You will have complete control over making your chats as shortlived as you want.
Control Who Adds You to Groups
Telegram goes to another level when it comes to giving control to its users. You can prevent the app from adding you to a group without your permission. In other words, no contact on Telegram can add you to a group without your permission.
Broadcast Messages Using a Channel
You won’t have to create a group and then share messages with everyone. Telegram allows you to broadcast messages to a large group of people by using channels. There is no limit on the number of people whom you can add.
When messages are sent being on a channel, they go in the channel’s name, not the user’s. You can pin the important messages inside a channel to make sure they aren’t missed. This way, the messages remain on the top of the channel.
This IM never disappoints. It’s available on windows, android, Mac, Linux, and other browsers as well. Feel free to use it on any device!
Telegram, the Emerging Rival of WhatsApp
The founder of Telegram, Durov, has always criticized WhatsApp’s approach to user privacy. The good news is people don’t need to be held hostage by tech monopolies that can use their data any way they like. No wonder the Internet users have taken refuge in telegram for communicating. The app is committed to privacy and security. Ever since its launch, Telegram has not disclosed a single byte of users’ private data to third parties. If you are dissatisfied with the way WhatsApp and Facebook handle user data, it’s best to switch.
Who knew an IM app like Telegram would even allow users to watch videos online. If you have privacy concerns, don’t mind downloading this app. It’s free and loaded with amazing features!