Will miss THESE WhatsApp features if you plan to switch to Signal or Telegram
Are you planning to switch over from WhatsApp to some other messaging app like Signal or Telegram? If you are contemplating doing something like this, here are some factors that you should keep in mind while doing so.
While Signal and Telegram messaging are end-to-end encrypted just like WhatsApp, there are some other features that you may not get in Signal and Telegram.
Storage Management tool
WhatsApp’s storage management section lets you check how much space your WhatsApp photos or videos have occupied. There is also a dedicated section to help clear the storage space at a much faster pace. It displays files that are larger than 5MB. You also get to check all the forwarded photos, videos, and files sent by each individual. The tool also gives you the option to delete them. The tool is hidden in the Settings section > Storage and data > Manage storage.
Simple user interface
WhatsApp has the simplest user interface and one will find a lot of features on this messaging app like the Chats, Status, and Calls section. You can quickly place a call or add a Status. There is also a search bar at the top, which comes in handy to search content. WhatsApp keeps rolling out a lot of updates for an improved and convenient experience.
Instant group call
The instant group call feature is yet another feature that you might miss in other messaging apps. Right now Telegram doesn’t offer support for group voice or video calling and you can only make one-on-one calls. Though, the company has promised that it will offer this option in the future. The group and one-on-one chats, and calls are end-to-end encrypted on WhatsApp and Signal, but Telegram’s regular chats are not end-to-end encrypted.
There is no Payment feature on Telegram or Signal and if you are using WhatsApp’s Payment feature, then you might miss this feature too. The messaging app allows you to easily send or receive money to anyone without any hindrance. The payments option is located in any person’s chat window. Once you open a chat, just visit the attachment section and tap on the payments option. If you are using it for the first time, then you will be asked to set up your bank account.
Picture in Picture mode (PiP)
Signal app doesn’t offer support for Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode, which you get on Telegram and WhatsApp. In case you are unaware, the feature allows you to play shared videos in the messaging app even while chatting with someone. The PiP mode supports videos from popular platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. On Signal, you will have to close the app to watch a video on YouTube.
1. Storage Management tool
2. Simple user interface
3. Instant group call
4. WhatsApp Payments
5. Picture in Picture mode (PiP)