72points

KakaoTalk

100points

Telegram Messenger

KakaoTalk
Telegram Messenger
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64 facts in comparison

KakaoTalk vs Telegram Messenger

KakaoTalk
Telegram Messenger

Why is KakaoTalk better than Telegram Messenger?

  • 34.6MB smaller app size (iOS app)
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    27.1MBvs61.7MB
  • Has favorite contacts
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  • Exports to email
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  • Has group voice chat
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  • Designed for meeting new people
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  • Has in-app purchases
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  • Has voice filters
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Why is Telegram Messenger better than KakaoTalk?

  • It uses “two-way opt-in”
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  • Shows that someone is typing
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  • Has end-to-end encryption
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  • Has temporary images
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  • Has temporary text messages
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  • Has two-way video chat
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  • Has search option
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  • Shows when a user was last active
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General info

1.Available on PC
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Telegram Messenger
These services are ideal if you want to use the app while sat down at your computer, as well as on-the-go.
2.Free app
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Telegram Messenger
You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.
3.Ad-free
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Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.
4.Can be personalised
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You can personalize the appearance of the app - for example, choosing a different theme or colors.
5.Is compatible with Android
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Telegram Messenger
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
6.iOS app size

27.1MB

61.7MB

A smaller size means that the app will take up less space on your Apple device. This leaves more space for other apps, as well as other data such as photos and music.

Users

1.rating on Google Play

4.4

4.4

The app has a higher rating on Google Play, showing the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The lowest score is 1, with 5 being the highest.
2.monthly users

70m

500m

With more users it is likely that more people you know will use the app too.
3.rating on Apple's App Store

3.5

4

The app has a higher rating on Apple’s App Store. The rating measures the overall quality of the app and user satisfaction. The score ranges from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest).

Contacts

1.It uses “two-way opt-in”
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Telegram Messenger
This means that you have to add or accept contacts before being able to message. It prevents strangers sending you unwanted messages.
2.You can send a contact stamp
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Telegram Messenger
You can quickly and conveniently forward a person’s contact details on. This is a lot easier than finding their number and typing it into a message.
3.Has existing contacts integration
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Telegram Messenger
This means you can easily access and communicate with contacts from your existing phonebook.
4.Contact any app user
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Telegram Messenger
You can browse and contact any of your fellow app users.
5.Has favorite contacts
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Telegram Messenger
With favorite contacts you have quick access to the people who you communicate with most.
6.Designed for meeting new people
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Telegram Messenger
It is tailored towards finding new contacts.

Messaging features

1.Shows that someone is typing
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Telegram Messenger
You can see when someone is typing a reply, which can prevent confusion.
2.Has “message seen” notification
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Telegram Messenger
You can see when someone has opened your message, so you know whether or not it has been read yet.
3.Has temporary images
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Telegram Messenger
You can send an image which is programmed to self destruct after a few seconds. This means you can send something a bit daring, as it will disappear once the person has seen it.
4.Has temporary text messages
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Telegram Messenger
You can send a text message which will self destruct after a short time, so you can say whatever you like, without it being saved on the person’s phone.
5.Has two-way video chat
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Telegram Messenger
You can have a one-on-one conversation with video.
6.Send audio voice clips
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Telegram Messenger
You can send a pre-recorded voice message.

Content sharing

1.You can send documents
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Telegram Messenger
You can send documents using the app.
2.Syncs to the cloud
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Telegram Messenger
Your data is synced to the cloud, making it easier to access across different devices and making sure it is always backed up in case you lose your device.
3.Has search option
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Telegram Messenger
If you need to find something specific, you can search your data for certain keywords.
4.You can send music files
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Telegram Messenger
You can share music files with your friends.
5.Has image preview
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Telegram Messenger
You can see a small thumbnail of an image before opening it.
6.You can send videos
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Telegram Messenger
You can send videos with the app.

Security

1.You do not need a SIM card to log in
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Telegram Messenger
The app is not connected to your phone number, so you can use it on devices such as tablets without needing a SIM card.
2.Has end-to-end encryption
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Telegram Messenger
End-to-end encryption protects data between two communicating parties and ensures that only the intended receiver can access the unencrypted information.
3.Has Facebook sign-in option
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Telegram Messenger
Signing in with your Facebook account can be faster and easier if you don’t want to spend time filling in a registration page.
4.Doesn’t require account
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Telegram Messenger
The app doesn't require you to make an account in order to log in and use the app.
5.Has privacy options
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Telegram Messenger
You can change your privacy settings so that not all content is available for public viewing.
6.Can be used anonymously
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Telegram Messenger
You can use the app anonymously, ie. you don’t have to reveal your true identity.

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