What you need to know
- The Telegram client Unigram received an update just before the holidays.
- The update includes support for voice chats and several other features.
Following a policy change by WhatsApp, many people are looking at alternative messaging options. The new WhatsApp policy requires people to share data with Facebook and associated companies. We already broke down the complete timeline of the change and how it goes against what the WhatsApp co-founder said would happen with Facebook acquiring WhatsApp, but the end result is that some people want to use alternatives to WhatsApp.
One such alternative is Telegram, another web-based messaging and communication app. The app is available across all major platforms and has many of the same features that people enjoy on WhatsApp, including messaging, voice calls, video calls, and easily adding people with a phone number. While Telegram has a first-party desktop app that works on Windows, there are also third-party clients for the service. We've reviewed Unigram in the past, and continued to cover it as its received updates.
Back in June 2020, Unigram received a major upgrade to version 4.0. Since then, the app has received several updates, including one that rolled out just before the holidays. That recent update brings support for voice chats in groups, sticker outlines, and more.
Unigram is updated regularly, and its developers actively try to find ways to improve the app and make it work with Windows. If you're looking at Telegram as an alternative to WhatsApp, it might be worth checking out Unigram for Windows.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at email@example.com.
Oh yeah, i forgot that Whats app is changing it's policy, not that it worries me as i don't use it and never have, but a lot of people do and that is the problem with going over to any other messaging app. i wonder how many people even heard of Telegram.
Telegram? Use Skype!
Skype is awful now, I used it for years, but since Ms took it over the quality of it got worse. We now use Discord.
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