WhatsApp continues to be the biggest app in the world when it comes to messaging.
Latest stats show that over 1.5 billion people now use this Facebook-owned service with some 65 billion messages sent every single day.
With an array of features and regular updates, it’s not surprising why so many people love WhatsApp but one of its biggest rivals has just pointed out why it’s so much better.
In an attempt to boast how good it is, WhatsApp recently tweeted the message, “Need to send an email but the attachment is too large? Try using WhatsApp instead, where you can send files of up to 100 MB.”
However, it appears WhatsApp has scored an own goal with one of its rivals pointing out why that isn’t as good as it sounds.
Taking a swipe at WhatsApp’s tweet, the team at Telegram replied, “Need to send a message but the attachment is too large for other messengers? Try using Telegram instead, where you can send files of up to 1.5 GB.”
To make things worse for WhatsApp the response has now been liked thousands of times on the social media platform since it was posted.
Despite Telegram having an inferior number of users, the messaging service continues to improve its offerings in an attempt to get WhatsApp fans to make the move to its service.
Perhaps the biggest and best of the bunch is the option to send a note without a sound.
This allows messages to be sent knowing it won’t disturb the person receiving the note.
This setting also works in groups, should you get an urgent idea at five in the morning – but not urgent enough to wake up everyone in your work chat.
Along with muted messages, there’s a number of other recent upgrades which include a Slow Mode which limits the number of times someone can post in group chat.
Telegram says this “Slow Mode” can make conversations in the group more orderly while raising the value of each individual message.
If you love using Night Mode on the iPhone, this update now lets you choose accent colours for night themes and both iOS and Android users get the option to add animated emojis.
Finally, there’s a nice option when sending a movie to friends via the service.
Videos now display thumbnail previews as you scrub through the clip to help you find the moment you were looking for.
If you then add a timestamp like 0:45 to a video caption, it will be automatically highlighted as a link.