Groups and channels
The process of creating groups and messaging on WhatsApp is very simple. A maximum of 256 members can be added to a group. As a result, WhatsApp is very useful for creating small groups with a limited number of friends, relatives, and acquaintances. However, in order to form a large but important group, Telegram is the last hope. Here a maximum of two lakh members can be added to a group. Moreover, Telegram has the facility of channel support. Members can also be added by sending a channel link without adding directly here.
According to a 2016 survey, WhatsApp has about 1.5 billion active users. There are about 200 million monthly active users of Telegram. In fact, almost all of the people we know use WhatsApp. The number of telegram users there is quite low.
Telegram has the advantage of multi-device support. This allows anyone to access their only telegram account on multiple devices. Moreover, Telegram chats are saved even when moving from one device to another. Again, even if the phone does not have an internet connection through the Telegram web feature, one can continue messaging on his computer. Sources said that these features may also be available on WhatsApp very soon.
Recently, Facebook-owned WhatsApp rolled out their payment service in India. This feature allows a person to transfer money to WhatsApp through UPI-dependent transactions. A few days ago, the National Payments Council of India (NPCI) gave the green signal. The payment facility is not yet available in Telegram.
From the above comparison, it is clear that both the apps have more than one great feature for their users. Which one of these two apps to choose depends on the needs of the user.