When you interact with small businesses on WhatsApp, only those messages are not end-to-end encrypted. The company says that only these types of chats will be used for commercial purposes. If you are still planning to switch to Signal or Telegram, check out WhatsApp features that you might miss out on in other messaging apps.
Storage management tool
WhatsApp is a messaging application for many Indian users and many photos or videos are shared on the platform on a daily basis. Right now, you may have thousands of WhatsApp photos in your phone gallery, which you may find difficult to delete as that will take extra time and effort.
The storage management section of the application allows you to check how much space your WhatsApp photos or videos have taken up. There is also a dedicated section to help clear storage space at a much faster rate. Displays files larger than 5MB. You can also check all the photos, videos and files sent by each individual. The tool also gives you the option to remove them. The tool is hidden in the Settings> Storage & Data> Manage Storage section.
Simple user interface (UI), many updates
WhatsApp has the simplest user interface and you will find a lot of features in this messaging app, which is why people love to use this app. The moment you open the application, you get the Chats, Status and Calls section. You can quickly make a call or add a status. There is also a search bar at the top, which is useful when you want to immediately search for a message or any other content. Most of the important features are immediately visible and you don’t need to go the extra mile to find any of them. WhatsApp keeps releasing many updates for an improved and convenient experience.
Instant group call option, support for 8 users
The instant group call feature is another feature that you may miss as Telegram does not offer support for group calls or video calls and you can only make individual calls. However, the company has promised that it will also offer this option in the future. Group and individual chats and calls are end-to-end encrypted on WhatsApp and Signal, but regular Telegram chats are not end-to-end encrypted.
There is no payment feature in Telegram or Signal and if you are using WhatsApp’s payment feature, you may miss out on this feature as well. The messaging application allows you to easily send or receive money to friends or family. The payment option is in anyone’s chat window. Once you open a chat, simply visit the attachments section and tap on the payments option. If you are using it for the first time, you will be asked to set up your bank account.
Picture-in-picture (PiP) mode
Signal doesn’t offer support for Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode, which you get on Telegram and WhatsApp. In case you don’t know, the feature allows you to play shared videos in the messaging app even while chatting with someone. PiP mode supports videos from popular platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. In Signal, you will have to close the application to watch a video on YouTube.